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SSDC's response to exploring Unitary authority for Somerset

Here is a statement on behalf of South Somerset District Council from the Council's Leader Ric Pallister regarding the announcement from Somerset County Council (on 2 May) about exploring the option of a unitary local government

The need for change in Somerset Local Government

Joint Statement of the Leaders of Mendip District Council, Sedgemoor District Council, South Somerset District Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset District Council

Discover local hidden gems by stepping out for a Walk About with the Ramblers

People across Somerset are being invited to step out with the Ramblers for their Walk About festival this summer, to discover the best of the local area and uncover the hidden gems on their doorstep.

Local electoral arrangements finalised for South Somerset District Council

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for South Somerset District Council.

Sale of Grade II listed building allows for investment opportunity

An historic barn could be given new life after it was sold by South Somerset District Council to a local resident.

New village hall opened in Tintinhull by actress Sarah Parish

A grant from South Somerset District Council (SSDC) has helped with the building of a brand new hall in the village of Tintinhull. The hall was officially opened by actress Sarah Parish on Saturday 28 April.

First steps taken into ownership of renewable energy with investment into one of UK’s most advanced battery energy storage facilities

Somerset will be at the cutting edge of renewable energy storage thanks to a significant investment in a major new project by South Somerset District Council.

District Council grant enables Theatre expansion

A grant from South Somerset District Council (SSDC) has helped Ilminster Warehouse Theatre to purchase the building next door as part of the theatre's expansion programme.

Joint Council Statement from the Leaders: Working together for the communities of Somerset

On Wednesday 2 May 2018, Somerset County Council announced that it intended to start a conversation with the district councils and other partners to explore whether a unitary model of local government could be a better way to deliver public services

40 years of public service honoured

South Somerset District Council has recognised the contribution of Patrick Palmer to the community of South Somerset, by appointing him an Honorary Alderman