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Relief scheme helps small business

MORE than £200,000 has been awarded in business rates retail relief among dozens of small retailers in Taunton Deane.   The Borough Council is working hard to ensure those businesses ... more


Christmas bonus for Wellington

Wellington is in for a welcome Christmas bonus this year as Taunton Deane Borough Council is ensuring that town traders enjoy a festive boost. Free parking on the four Saturdays leading up to Chris... more


Free parking after 2pm on Small Business Saturday

FREE parking will be on offer in Taunton before Christmas in a bid to help traders – particularly the smaller independent shops – make the most of the festive season.   Taunton ... more


Taunton wins national street crown

BRIDGE Street and North Street in Taunton have been crowned as the best street in the UK and Ireland at the 2015 Urbanism Awards. The linked streets, under one single entry, beat off strong competitio... more


Are you interested in collaborating with another business in Edinburgh, France or Belgium?

The Open Innovation Project is an EU (Interreg) funded initiative which includes Somerset County Council as a partner and one of the project initiatives is facilitating a variety of ‘business co... more

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Help Make Taunton Sparkle

Make Taunton Sparkle need to raise £25,000 to make sure Taunton has Christmas lights again this year, and to put on a fantastic Switch On display! To hire, install and power the lights, plus ... more


4000 Jobs Boost for Taunton

Plans Revealed for a Major New Employment Site at M5 Junction 25 Up to 4,000 jobs could be created at a new strategic employment site at Junction 25 on the M5, business leaders heard today (Thursda... more


Taunton Business Incentive 2014 has arrived!

Taunton Deane Borough Council are delighted to be sponsoring the second annual Taunton Business Incentive. Launched on Monday 30 September the scheme is open to small and large businesses across ... more


Exeter to London City flights on sale now!

From Monday 27 October Flybe will start a new three times daily service from Exeter Airport to London City Airport in the heart of the capital. Tickets are on sale now at www.flybe.com, with fares ... more


Business Opportunity for Roman Road Post Office

• New operator sought for Roman Road Post Office • Chance to develop retail enterprise with Post Office® services • Potential to play key role at the heart of ... more


Somerset Extreme Weather Impacts 2014

Commissioned by Somerset County Council and being administered by The South West Research Company Ltd a survey is being undertaken to obtain up-to-date strategic information about the impacts of ... more


Taunton station plan gets £4 million boost

The plan to refurbish Taunton Railway Station has received a huge boost with the announcement of a £4 million grant from the Local Growth Fund Railway station project partners Taunton Deane B... more


Superfast broadband for dozens more communities

Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) has today announced a further 251 communities able to access high-speed fibre broadband, bringing the overall number of connected communities to 562 in total. Cover... more


Extra investment for a cleaner Deane

Cleaner streets, tidier verges and neater car parks are all planned in Taunton Deane thanks to a substantial injection of cash this year. The Borough Council is looking to spend £... more


Planning permission granted for business park expansion

Taunton-based commercial property specialist, Summerfield, has been granted planning permission to build a new petrol filling station and a number of outlets for consumers on a front plot at Westpark ... more

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