Committee structure

The Shadow Authority for Somerset West and Taunton is responsible for creating and maintaining an Implementation Plan, ensuring that all necessary measures are in place to allow for the functions and powers to transfer to the new council.

Full Council

Policy approval, sets Councils budget, Council Tax.


Proposes policy and makes decisions within agreed policy.

Overview and Scrutiny Committees

Develops and reviews policy and holds Cabinet to account.

Regulatory and Other Committees

Standards Advisory Committee

The Standards Committee’s principal role is to promote and maintain high standards of conduct.

Area Panels and Forums

Liasion between all tiers of local government and other agencies.