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Minehead is a coastal town in Somerset with a population of just over 12,000 people. The town is administered by a Town Council which was created in 1983 and has been part of the West Somerset local government district since 1974 and which changed on 1st April 2019 to Somerset West and Taunton Council. On 1st April 2023, The new unitary council Somerset Council was created. It brings together the services previously provided by four district councils in Somerset (Mendip, Sedgemoor, Somerset West & Taunton and South Somerset) alongside the services provided by Somerset County Council.
Somerset Council Website
Minehead is split into 5 wards - Alcombe North Ward, Alcombe South Ward, Minehead Central Ward, Minehead North Ward and Periton & Woodcombe Ward. The full council consists of 16 councillors who represent these wards.