Community Governance Review for Taunton Second Stage

Closed 26 Jul 2022

Opened 14 Jun 2022


Somerset West and Taunton Council is carrying out a review (known as a community governance review) to decide whether changes should be made to the local governance arrangements, including whether a new town council should be set up to represent Taunton and if so, what areas should be included within its boundary and whether any other changes should be made to the surrounding parishes.        

Full information about the review including the terms of reference and a timetable, are on our website at

All local residents, business owners and organisations within the area of the scope of the review are invited to give their views. 

The Council will consider all feedback before making final recommendations. The submissions will be analysed, published and considered by Councillors at a Full Council meeting this autumn, with the potential for a new Council to be in place on 1 April 2023.

You can complete this questionnaire online, or obtain a paper version and return it to Governance Team, Somerset West and Taunton Council, PO Box 866, Taunton, TA1 9GS or hand it in to one of our offices. 

Alternatively you can tell us your views by e-mailing: 

This consultation will close on Tuesday 26 July 2022 

What happens next

Somerset West and Taunton Council will consider all submissions received before coming to its draft recommendations, which will then be published for further consultation before any final decisions are made. 


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