Essential work on IT System - 20 November 2017

The main computer servers are being moved as work starts on a major refurbishment of the building.  The council’s satellite office in Wellington will also be closed to the public during this time and the depot will also be shut.  Council staff will continue to work.

The Visitor Centre, based at the Market House, will be open for business, as will the Crematorium.

The closure means:

The server move coincides with the start of work to modernise Taunton Deane Borough Council’s main offices, The Deane House in Taunton.

The project will provide accommodation for the Council and for Avon and Somerset Police following their move from the existing Police Station in Shuttern, Taunton.  The upgraded building will also have the potential to accommodate other partners in the public or private sector in future.

Residents living near the Belvedere Road premises are being advised of the preparations and will be kept closely in touch with the works as they progress. Residents holding permits that allow them to park in the circle and adjoining car parks after 6:00 pm on weekdays and at weekends will be able to park free of charge in the public car park behind The Deane House and in bays marked with their permit codes.

The start of work entails:

In the spring the Council will also be decommissioning the old, out of date cash machines that are located in both Deane House and the Wellington Community Office.  These machines will not be replaced but the Council will be offering customers new facilities that will enable them to pay rent, council tax and other bills at a variety of more convenient locations, including post offices.

Committee and Full Council meetings are being held in alternative premises during the construction work: