Media coverage and local voices What people are saying about One Somerset
Quotes from Somerset businesses
To me, it is common sense to become One Somerset. This will make working together easier and I look forward to the efficiencies and streamlining this will bring to council operations.
– Sam Abbott, TQ Exel Ltd
Running a business today can already be a complex task, particularly for smaller, rural businesses such as ours and which make up a large part of Somerset’s economy. A single, unity authority will simplify and unify policies and businesses giving us a stronger voice in central government.
– Fisher and Company Engineering Services Ltd
A single authority would ensure that developments which occur on current district boundaries adequately consider impacts within their whole environs rather than just that within which the application lies. I feel the costs of maintaining four district authorities outweighs the benefits that the current structure might provide.
– Clarkson and Woods Ltd
'Historic step' for single Somerset council case is set for government ruling From the Weston Mercury
County councillors have approved the business case to abolish all Somerset councils and replace them with one single authority.Read on thewestonmercury.co.uk
Somerset County Council leader on why one council is 'right for Somerset' From Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News
The bid to create a unitary authority for Somerset took a major step forward yesterday as Somerset County Council voted to submit the business case for One Somerset to the Secretary of State.Read on burnhamandhighbridgeweeklynews.co.uk
County votes for single authority From West Somerset Free Press
Council leader David Fothergill has put forward the One Somerset business case, which would see Somerset’s five existing councils abolished and replaced by May 2022.Read on wsfp.co.uk
County approves unitary business case from Leveller Live
Today was the crunch time for Somerset County Council and the debate over whether to go to a Unitary Council. The first step in this process was to debate the One Somerset business plan. This is the plan that will start the process.Read on leveller.live
Business advocates share their support for One Somerset 28 July 2020
Kit Chapman, Proprietor of The Castle Hotel, Taunton and Founder and Director of Arts Taunton shares his support for One Somerset.Watch now
One Somerset: your questions answered ahead of crunch unitary meeting from Frome Nub News
Ahead of a virtual full council meeting, county council leader David Fothergill gave an interview to the Local Democracy Reporting Service, setting out his reasons for pursuing this bold move now.Read on frome.nub.news