Have your say
Members of Council approved the business case for a single unitary Somerset to be submitted to the Secretary of State. As part of this we are committed to consulting with the public on this proposal and we welcome your feedback. You can participate in the survey here – it should only take 5 minutes to complete.
One Somerset business case 31 July 2020
You can read the business case for a new single unitary council for Somerset here. The business case develops a strategy that will harness the strengths and put in place solutions for the concerns and challenges. It will not deliver everything at once but is a huge step towards improving lives across Somerset.Read the business case
One Somerset Full Council decision 29 July 2020
The Leader of the Council talks about the One Somerset business case, which County Councillors approved today. The business case sets out ambitious and innovative plans to abolish all five Councils and replace them with a single council.Watch now
Full Council ‘Ticks’ One Somerset 29 July 2020
Improved public services and better outcomes for Somerset communities took a major step forward today after Somerset county councillors backed a new approach to local government.Read more
A clear case for One Somerset - why one council is better than five 7 July 2020
A new single council for Somerset would put an end to confusion for residents, give greater powers to local communities and free up millions of pounds that can be reinvested in frontline services – that’s according to a new report out today.Read the full press release
One Somerset Scrutiny Report and Business case 7 July 2020
We have now published our Business Case for a new single council for Somerset.The business case explores the options for local government reorganisation, considering how they will improve outcomes for our communities and businesses and support the sustainability of public services in the future.Read the One Somerset Scrutiny Report Read the One Somerset Business Case
One Somerset engagement underway 1 June 2020
The council issued a press release stating that surveys of residents and businesses across the county would take place from this week as Somerset County Council gathers views towards disbanding all five councils and setting up a new single Unitary Authority.Read the full press release
One Somerset, Local Government Reform in Somerset 1 June 2020
Somerset County Council Leader, David Fothergill talks about the decision in February that Somerset County Council will look to reduce duplication and waste across the five councils. This would involve communities more closely in decisions that have an impact in their area through a new One Somerset approach.
A message from David 21 February 2020
Somerset County Council Leader, David Fothergill talks about formally asking the Secretary of State for permission to submit a business case for One Somerset.
One letter for One Somerset 21 February 2020
The council issued a press release stating that Somerset County Council Leader, David Fothergill had written to Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, kickstarting the case for One Somerset – A Unitary Council for Somerset.Read the full press release