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Services Overview

Crewkerne Town Council works alongside South Somerset District Council and Somerset County Council to provide a range of services for the community. In April 2023 South Somerset District Council will cease to exist and the new Somerset Council unitary authority will take over many of its functions.

Crewkerne Town Council​

  • ​Green spaces (recreation grounds and nature reserve) ​
  • Sports fields ​
  • Playgrounds and skate park ​
  • Allotments ​
  • Local Information Centre ​
  • Community centres ​
  • Swimming pool and fitness centre (managed by the charity Crewkerne Leisure Management) ​
  • Tennis courts  ​
  • Cemetery ​
  • Public toilets ​
  • Litter collection (on Town Council land)​

​South Somerset District Council ​

  • ​Business rate/council tax collection​
  • Yeovil Crematorium ​
  • Community safety (anti-social behaviour, alcohol byelaws, noise abatements, dog and pest control, food safety, health and safety)​
  • Economic development ​
  • Election administration ​
  • Emergency planning ​
  • Environmental Health​
  • Housing (council houses/housing associations, residential care, homelessness, traveller site maintenance) ​
  • Licenses​
  • Markets ​
  • Planning (applications and enforcement, conservation areas, tree preservation)​
  • Refuse and recycling collection​
  • Tourism development​

​Somerset County Council

  • ​​Education (nursery, schools, special needs and adult social services)​
  • Highways/transport (strategic planning, public transport, road maintenance, byways, street lighting – some jointly)​
  • Libraries​
  • Minerals and waste planning​
  • Refuse and recycling disposal (managed by Somerset Waste Partnership)​
  • Registration of births, marriages and deaths​
  • Social services (elderly, people with disabilities, children) and inspection​
  • Strategic/infrastructure planning​
10 September 2021
Last Updated
5 August 2022