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Somerset Council came into being on April 1 2023. The new unitary council brings together the services previously provided by the four district councils in Somerset (Mendip, Sedgemoor, Somerset West and Taunton, and South Somerset) alongside the services provided by Somerset County Council.

The new Council continues to work alongside the existing town and parish councils and their role is enhanced through new Local Community Networks.

Working together

Somerset Council combines the strengths of the five authorities and provides a single clear voice for Somerset nationally and internationally. It gives clearer public accountability for services in the county and simpler access to them.

Find out about meetings of the new Council and committees

Our Council Plan

On 22 February 2023 the Council Plan, outlining the ambitions of the new council, was formally approved by the outgoing Somerset County Council.

On the same day the first budget for the new authority was approved by the Council.

Last reviewed: November 17, 2023 by Keri

Next review due: May 17, 2024

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