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.

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Councils to share Chief Executive

Taunton Deane councillors have voted in favour of sharing a Chief Executive with neighbouring West Somerset Council.

West Somerset - the smallest council in the country - is facing a financial crisis due to its size.

It's seeking to share further services, subject to a business plan going before both councils in October.

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