About us


Our vision for South Somerset:

A place where businesses flourish, communities are safe, vibrant and healthy; where residents enjoy good housing and cultural, leisure and sporting activities.

Our Aims:

South Somerset District Council will be a confident, resilient and flexible organisation, protecting and improving core services, delivering public priorities and acting in the best long-term interests of the district. We will:

  • Protect core services to the public by reducing costs and seeking income generation;
  • Increase the focus on Jobs and Economic Development;
  • Protect and enhance the quality of our environment;
  • Enable housing to meet all needs;
  • Improve health and reduce health inequalities.

Our Values:

  • Putting the customer and community first when developing plans and services;
  • Supporting people and communities, enabling them to help themselves;
  • Being open, transparent and with greater accessibility to those that need to use Council services;
  • Working with partners to improve services, efficiencies, resilience and influence;
  • Embracing innovation and improved technology to improve customer service and access;
  • Empowering a confident, flexible workforce.

Council Plan 2016 - 2021

Read the latest version of the Council Plan and Annual Action Plan 2018-19.

Council Constitution

We have agreed a constitution which sets out how the we operate, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of these processes are required by the law.

More information about South Somerset District Council