South Somerset


South Somerset

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name = South Somerset
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subdivision_name2 = South West England
subdivision_type3 = Ceremonial county
subdivision_name3 = Somerset
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subdivision_name4 = Yeovil
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government_type = Non-metropolitan district
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leader_name = Tim Carroll
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leader_name2 = David Heath C, David Laws LD
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established_date = 1 April 1974
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South Somerset is a local government district in Somerset, England. Its council is based in Yeovil.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, and was originally known as Yeovil, adopting its present name in 1985. It was formed by the merger of the municipal boroughs of Chard, Yeovil, along with Crewkerne and Ilminster urban districts and the Chard Rural District, Langport Rural District, Wincanton Rural District and Yeovil Rural District.

The Council covers the whole of the Yeovil constituency, and part of Somerton and Frome.

It is currently Liberal Democrat controlled, and has Beacon Council status.

Its main towns include:

*Bruton
*Castle Cary
*Chard
*Crewkerne
*Ilminster
*Milborne Port
*Somerton
*Wincanton
*Yeovil

Transport

Major roads

* A30
* A37
* A303

Rail stations

* Bruton railway station (Heart of Wessex Line), First Great Western
* Castle Cary railway station (Heart of Wessex Line/Great Western Main Line), First Great Western
* Crewkerne railway station (West of England Main Line), South West Trains
* Templecombe railway station (West of England Main Line), South West Trains
* Yeovil Junction railway station (West of England Main Line), South West Trains
* Yeovil Pen Mill railway station (Heart of Wessex Line/Great Western Main Line), First Great Western

External links

* [http://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/ South Somerset District Council] ----


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