Proposals for Unitary Councils in Somerset
The government has begun a public consultation into changing the way local councils work in Somerset. It gives all of us the chance to have our say on setting up a unitary council approach to governing Somerset.
A final decision on which proposal will go forward to implementation is expected to be taken by Government in summer 2021, with any new authority starting in 2023.
The consultation period will run for 8 weeks until Monday 19 April. Those responding may do so on the department’s online platform ‘Citizen Space’ or by email or post.
To take part in the Government’s consultation and have your say, please visit https://consult.communities.gov.uk/governance-reform-and-democracy/somerset/ .
The Government has deferred the Council County elections that were due to be held in May 2021.