Stronger Somerset?  or One Somerset ?

In your council tax bills you will have had a flyer telling you about the Government’s wish to have two tiers of local Government.

Currently in Somerset we have three tiers:

  • Somerset County Council,
  • South Somerset District Council
  • Castle Cary Town Council/Ansford Parish Council.

 

You can see the present roles for the Councils here:

https://www.castle-cary.co.uk/town-council/about-the-council/

 

There are two suggestions on the table & you are being invited to have your say by April 19th.

  1. Stronger Somerset. This sets out the case for South Somerset & Mendip District Councils to work together in the east of the County. Details are here:

https://www.strongersomerset.co.uk/SiteAssets/Files/Plans/Summary.pdf

 

  1. One Somerset. This is the case for a Unitary authority.  Details can be found here:

https://docs.somerset.gov.uk/wl/?id=47PPoiRFSYc4NAbS1U66i1YHcCEOLSCp

 

To have your say please follow this link

https://consult.communities.gov.uk/governance-reform-and-democracy/somerset/