Councils to merge management

West Somerset District Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council will merge management to save almost £2m a year. Credit: ITV News West Country

Two councils in Somerset are to merge management to save money.

At separate meetings tonight, West Somerset District Council based in Williton and Taunton Deane Borough Council voted in favour of the deal which will see savings of almost £2m a year.

Opponents fear it'll mean dozens of job cuts.

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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.