• In Bloom Success for Midsomer Norton

    In Bloom Success for Midsomer Norton

    Returning to the South West In Bloom Competition, after an absence of two years, Midsomer Norton was crowned not just with a Gold medal for their entry but was also overall Small Town Category winner, being presented with the Preece Cup for 2014. The town beat off stiff competition from the towns of Hayle, Seaton, Sherborne, Glastonbury and Amesbury. The town’s In Bloom Team was also awarded two prestigious discretionary awards - the first was for the River Somer Project and the second was for their entry portfolio which was awarded the South West Tourism Salver. None of this would have been possible without the sterling efforts of the town’s 11 ‘It's Your Neighbourhood’ entries which also achieved excellent results – including six Outstanding Awards.
  • Core Strategy Adopted and Neighbourhood Plan Emerging

    Core Strategy Adopted and Neighbourhood Plan Emerging

    After a long period during which housing developments seemed to be permitted in and around Midsomer Norton and the Somer Valley, the local Planning Authority, Bath and North East Somerset Council, adopted its Core Strategy on 10th July 2014. In order to shape and influence the location, nature and density of any future development, the Town Council is creating its own Neighbourhood Development Plan, which, when read with the Core Strategy and the national planning polices, will effectively provide a blueprint for future development and will, through consultation with the community, be a locally owned plan that reflects what people in and around the town want and need. For more information go the link under the Planning Matters tab at the top of the page.
  • Community Trust goes from strength to strength

    Community Trust goes from strength to strength

    Launched in the summer of 2013, the Community Trust is approaching its first birthday and has seen over 3000 local people attend the many events it has organised.

New web site for Midsomer Norton Town Council

New web site for Midsomer Norton Town Council

To provide a better source of information, the Town Council web site has been redesigned.  Working with Skills on Toast, a Bristol based web design company, the Council Officers have developed a fresh new look and revised content to better meet the needs of the people who visit our site. This involves re-organising some sections and pages and updating the back-end of the site to be more responsive and allow us to maximise its capability.

The Midsomer Norton LIFE App

In addition, the Town Council has invested in the development of an App which will provide information, allow messages to be tailored to individual needs and also enable some targeted push messages containing offers for users.  Download your free version – the more users we have the more we can develop it!

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Regards

The Town Council Team

Midsomer Norton in Somerset, England is a town located 10 miles south-west of the Spa City of Bath and 10 miles north-east of Wells the smallest city in England.

Midsomer Norton Town Council came into existence in May 2011 as a consequence of the Bath and North East Somerset (Reorganisation of Community Governance) (Norton Radstock) Order 2011. The Council’s vision is of an inclusive community that has pride in Midsomer Norton. Individuals will respect each other and contribute to the well being of the community as a whole.

  • In Bloom Success for Midsomer Norton

    In Bloom Success for Midsomer Norton

    Returning to the South West In Bloom Competition, after an absence of two years, Midsomer Norton was crowned not just with a Gold medal for their entry but was also overall Small Town Category winner, being presented with the Preece Cup for 2014. The town beat off stiff competition from the towns of Hayle, Seaton, Sherborne, Glastonbury and Amesbury. The town’s In Bloom Team was also awarded two prestigious discretionary awards - the first was for the River Somer Project and the second was for their entry portfolio which was awarded the South West Tourism Salver. None of this would have been possible without the sterling efforts of the town’s 11 ‘It's Your Neighbourhood’ entries which also achieved excellent results – including six Outstanding Awards.
  • Litter Pick on Sunday 13th September

    Litter Pick on Sunday 13th September

    In a final effort of the extended summer which saw a fantastic In Bloom effort, Midsomer Norton Town Council is arranging its Autumn Litter Pick. If you know of a litter hot spot in Midsomer Norton then the Town Council wants to hear from you – especially if you can help with other volunteers to clear it up. The Litter Pick on Sunday 14th September starts at the Town Hall at 10:00am and will run until 12 noon. Equipment will be made available to volunteers and refreshments will be provided during the morning. Anyone under 18 needs to be accompanied by an adult.
  • Core Strategy Adopted and Neighbourhood Plan Emerging

    Core Strategy Adopted and Neighbourhood Plan Emerging

    After a long period during which housing developments seemed to be permitted in and around Midsomer Norton and the Somer Valley, the local Planning Authority, Bath and North East Somerset Council, adopted its Core Strategy on 10th July 2014. In order to shape and influence the location, nature and density of any future development, the Town Council is creating its own Neighbourhood Development Plan, which, when read with the Core Strategy and the national planning polices, will effectively provide a blueprint for future development and will, through consultation with the community, be a locally owned plan that reflects what people in and around the town want and need. For more information go the link under the Planning Matters tab at the top of the page.
  • Town Park a step closer

    Town Park a step closer

    The long Town Park for Midsomer Norton is a step closer now that applications for change of use for the land have been submitted to Bath and North East Somerset Council. A decision is expected by the middle of June 2014 which will end uncertainty and enable the Town Council to press ahead with plans to acquire it and begin to invest in a staged development of the facility. An outline concept, showing the potential of the space was commissioned in 2012 and has been welcomed by many residents.
  • Annual Town Meeting 2014

    Annual Town Meeting 2014

    Over 50 residents and Council members attended the Annual Town Meeting at the Town Hall on Monday 12th May 2014. Residents heard about the work of the Council over the last year from many of the Town Councillors. Updates included how the community had become more involved, how the Council had worked to continue to improve the appearance of the town and safety in the centre, how the Council’s money had been spent and what had been done on planning and development as well as engaging younger people in the town.
  • New Amenity Block open!

    New Amenity Block open!

    A new multi-purpose block at West Clewes Recreation Ground has been completed as part of Midsomer Norton Town Council and the Midsomer Norton Recreation Ground Trust development of the community facility. The block makes storage space available to the Council and to the Recreation Ground Trust and enables equipment used at the venue and elsewhere to be securely and safely stored. A useful working space has also been included for event management in the new building along with power and light which enables it to be used all year round.
  • Midsomer Norton Life App Launched

    Midsomer Norton Life App Launched

    A new App giving people instant access to information about the town, the Community Trust and the Town Council is being launched. Download it from the App Store or the Google Play store for free!
  • Community Trust goes from strength to strength

    Community Trust goes from strength to strength

    Launched in the summer of 2013, the Community Trust is approaching its first birthday and has seen over 3000 local people attend the many events it has organised.
  • Restoration of Midsomer Norton Town Hall

    Restoration of Midsomer Norton Town Hall

    As we look at ways to breathe new life back into the centre of Midsomer Norton – the Town Hall is an obvious building to include in the regeneration plans.
  • Midsomer Norton is on Track!

    Midsomer Norton is on Track!

    Travellers in Bordeaux can now enjoy a journey on ‘Midsomer Norton’ following a tram naming ceremony in France earlier this week.