Area Development Service & Area Committees

Our Area Development Service

Our Area Development Service is able to offer advice and support to residents, local community groups, organisations and businesses who may be starting up a new, or developing  an existing group, service or enterprise.

People who use our service include individual residents, community groups, local town and parish councils and businesses.

We can help you work through the steps involved in developing your project including how to carry out community consultation and engagement exercises, identifying and applying for funding, (including  SSDC community grantsArea North signage grants and Area East Business grants) or practical help such as the hire of meetings rooms, equipment loan or printing.

If we can't assist you ourselves then we can often  signpost you to alternative sources of information and support.

Many parishes have undertaken Parish Plans and Parish Profiles that identify local needs and priorities. (Area East Profiles, Area South Profiles) You can also view the 2011 Census Parish Profiles

The Area Development Service is organised into four Area teams and each team has a Area Development Plan and capital investment programme that informs their work. Area Development Plans can be viewed here (North, South, East & West).  

You can get in touch by emailing us at Communities or contacting your Area service team directly. 


 General workshop

 Seavington shop opening

 Kingsbury muga used  

 Hinton play area


Kingsdon Community Shop

Kingsbury VH 2

Area Committees

For further information see Area Committees. Details of future meetings of your local Area Committee and how to take part can be found on our meetings and decisions page