West Somerset Council to discuss financial future

Councillors in West Somerset meet this afternoon to discuss the authority's financial future, amid warnings it could go bust. They will consider whether to collaborate with neighbouring councils or simply commission all services from other bodies.

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Councils to merge

Two councils in Somerset are to merge management to save money. At separate meetings, West Somerset District Council based in Williton and Taunton Deane Borough Council voted in favour of the deal.