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Consultation commences on draft Economic Development Strategy

South Somerset District Council's approved draft Economic Development Strategy (EDS) goes out for public consultation today, with responses set to help develop and inform a final strategy before it goes to Full Council.

Decisive action and good progress of Council's Transformation praised in review

The "decisive action and good progress" being taken by South Somerset District Council to protect services has been highlighted in a report assessing the Council and its Transformation programme.

Chard students help inform research for Chard Regeneration Scheme

Geography students from Holyrood Academy in Chard have been finding out what appeals to the younger generation in the town and have fed the results back to South Somerset District Council to consider as part of the Chard Regeneration Scheme.

Street Naming and Numbering team are currently experiencing a backlog in requests

The team will continue to work as efficiently as they can through this time to ensure they have fulfilled any outstanding requests as soon as possible.

Sports Ground team earn highly commended award from the Institute of Groundsmanship

A team of groundsmen from South Somerset District Council's Environmental Services team have received recognition from the Institute of Groundsmanship for the work they do at Yeovil Recreation Centre.

Draft Wincanton Town Centre Strategy set for public consultation in January

A public consultation on the draft version of the Wincanton Town Centre Strategy will commence in January, after the draft strategy was agreed at Area East Committee in December.

Welcomed budget boost for Somerset to help regeneration in South Somerset and support business growth

South Somerset District Council has welcomed the news that Somerset is to be included in the latest phase of the Business Rate Retention pilot scheme, which should mean an extra £6.8m for Somerset as a whole.

Development partners and architects are appointed to build a brand-new leisure and community facility in Chard's town centre

New leisure and community facilities at the heart of the Chard Regeneration project are now a step closer after the appointment of a development partner and architect for the project.

Important notice for Housing Benefit recipients regarding early payments

A number of customers will have received payments earlier than scheduled.

Councillors Tony Capozzoli and Val Keitch thank local postmen and women

Tony Capozzoli and Val Keitch, visited Yeovil and Ilminster Sorting Offices to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to thank dedicated staff.