Facts and stats

This page contains information on the Market Towns Vision (MTV), the Market Towns Investment Group (MTIG) and profiles of the market towns and surrounding communities.

South Somerset Market Towns Vision

There are 10 market towns and 95 surrounding villages in South Somerset.  This article explains the vision for the towns and a strategy for implementing the Vision.
Market Towns Vision


South Somerset Market Towns Investment Group

The group was established to bring forward more effective investment decisions to help bring into effect the Vision.

Market Towns Investment Group


Market Towns Investment Group Grants awarded to Public Sector, Voluntary, Community, Social Enterprise Organisations

Grants awarded over £500


Each town has its own characteristics. Key statistics are set out below grouped in three geographical areas within South Somerset. 


2011 Area Profiles:

Area East Profile 2011  including Wincanton 2011, Bruton 2011 and Castle Cary 2011

Area North Profile 2011 including Langport 2011, Martock 2011, Somerton 2011 and South Petherton 2011

Area West Profile 2011 including Chard 2011, Crewkerne 2011 and Ilminster 2011



2009 Area Profiles:

Area East Profile 2009 including Wincanton, Bruton and Castle Cary

Area North Profile 2009 including Langport, Martock, Somerton and South Petherton
Area West Profile 2009 including Chard, Crewkerne and Ilminster