Government confirms new ‘unitary’ Somerset Council
Following consideration by both Houses of Parliament, the Secretary of State has made the Somerset Structural Changes Order 2022 which paves the way for the new Somerset Council to be established on 1 April 2023.
The Order comes into force on 16 March 2022 and gives approval to the local elections on 5 May 2022 for 110 councillors to the County Council and to the elections for city, town and parish councils across Somerset.
Following the approval of the Structural Changes Order, the notice of elections will be published on Monday 21 March and nomination papers for prospective candidates will need to be submitted by 5 April.
Reminder – Set up Council Tax direct debit to receive energy rebate quickly
SWT is urging bill-payers to set up a direct debit to pay their council tax, to ensure they get their £150 energy rebate payment as quickly as possible.
To set up a council tax direct debit please call SWT on 0300 304 8000. For new direct debits the Government require SWT to have successfully collected a first payment of council tax by direct debit before the energy rebate can be paid.
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A garden shed has been broken into overnight on the 16th sometime after 10pm in Doverhay, Porlock. The offenders gained access via a side gate to the property and onwards to the shed. Once inside a Motocross Bike described as a Yamaha YZF250 2020 model in Blue & Black was stolen together with a bicycle. The bicycle was later discovered on the road by Ley Hill.
Any information please contact the Police on 101 quoting reference number: 5222063625 stating