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POLITICAL REPRESENTATION

Parish Council List of Parish Councillors
Taunton Deane Council

Ian Morrell (Conservative)
Mrs Justine Baker (Liberal Democrat)

Somerset County Council Alan Paul (Liberal Democrat)
Member of Parliament Jeremy Browne MP

Masons House
Magdalene Street
Taunton TA1 1SG

Phone: 01823 337874
E-mail: office@tauntonlibdems.org.uk

European Parliament

The area is represented by 6 MEPs -

Julie Girling (Conservative)
Graham Watson (Liberal Democrat)
Ashley Fox (Conservative)
William (The Earl of) Dartmouth (UKIP)
Trevor Colman (UKIP)
Giles Chichester (Conservative)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Somerset County Council 0300 123 2224
Taunton Deane Borough Council 01823 356356
Government Office for the South West  
European Parliament Website  
Sedgemoor District Council 0845 408 2540
South Somerset District Council 01935 462462
West Somerset Council 01643 703704
Mendip District Council 01749 648999

LOCAL INTEREST

Celebrating Somerset Events, accommodation and attractions. Information for visitors, residents and businesses.
Our South West News, information, environmental data,contacts and links for everyone working towards a sustainable future.
South West Observatory On-line library of information about South West England. Reports and statistics on a wide range of topics related to public policy and life in the region.
Heart of Somerset Tourist information from Taunton Deane.
BBC Somerset Local news, forums, webcams and much more.
Community Council for Somerset An information portal for Somerset's rural community. Transport, affordable housing, community projects, village halls etc.
Somerset County Gazette  

TRAVEL

Transport Direct Timetables for all forms of public transport and a journey planner, plus live travel news.
RAC route planner  
National Express  
First Great Western  
Berrys Coaches  
West Somerset Railway  
Public Transport 0845 345 9155

SERVICES

Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Online police service. Up-to-date details of police matters in our area.

Police Neighbourhood Beat Team

Please note: our contact is PC Claire Griffiths - her number, if anyone needs to report anything, is 0845 456 7000, and you can e-mail her here.

Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Victim Support 0845 30 30 900
Civil Contingencies 01823 364617
Jobcentre Plus Jobs, plus advice on job-hunting, benefits etc.
Library Service Catalogue search, online reservations and renewals.
Royal Mail Postcode Finder Finds postcodes for known addresses.

LEISURE

Walking in Somerset Excellent resource for walkers, including walks to download, lists of walking groups etc.

UTILITIES

Gas All gas leaks should be reported to Transco: 0800 111 999

Electricity:
Western Power Distribution

0845 601 2989
0800 365 900

Wessex Water

0845 600 3 600
0845 600 4 600

British Telecom

0800 800 150
0800 800 151

WEATHER-RELATED

West Country Weather  
Met Office 0870 900 0100
Tornado Warnings  
BBC Weather Warnings  
Environment Agency Flood Line 0845 099 1188
Environment Agency 0800 80 70 60

HEALTH AND COUNSELLING SERVICES

NHS Direct

Advice on health matters including self-help guide, and lists of local services (doctors, dentists etc).

0845 4647

Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Victim Support 0845 30 30 900
CRUSE Bereavement 0870 167 1677
Samaritans 08457 90 90 90
Civil Contingencies 01823 364617

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