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Hackney carriage vehicle licence

We are responsible for issuing hackney carriage vehicle licences.

Halcon women's rugby project

Halcon ladies rugby project is supported by Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership and the Rugby Football Union to help build self-esteem, health and fitness for women.

Have your say

Compliments, suggestions and complaints process.

Health and safety

We deal with all aspects of Health and Safety in lower risk workplaces.

Health and safety at work

We enforce health and safety law in lower risk premises throughout Taunton Deane.

Health and wellbeing strategy

TDBC and WSC are members of the Somerset Health and Wellbeing Board. We support the countywide Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Somerset 2013-2018, which seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of the residents, especially those communities with poorer health and quality of life.


The hedgerow regulations aim to protect “important” countryside hedgerows by controlling their removal.

High hedges

Under the High Hedges legislation, which is in Part 8 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003, it is now possible to make a formal complaint to the council about certain hedges.

High Street

High Street Car Park

Hinkley Point C housing fund strategy

Hinkley Point C Housing Fund Strategy

Hinkley Point C new nuclear development

New nuclear development at Hinkley Point C.

History and tradition of our Mayor

Find out about the History and Tradition of the Mayor of Taunton Deane here.

Hold an event on council land

Land belonging to Taunton Deane Borough Council can be hired depending on our approval and the organiser signing a permit.

Holding a street party

If you intend to hold a street party you need to notify the Council. Any one can apply to hold a small private street party or community event.


If you are single or a couple aged between 16-24 with no dependent children then further assistance is available at Young People Somerset, Belvedere Trading Estate, Taunton.

Homelessness duty to refer

Refer homelessness to a local authority by a referring agency or other public body under the Housing Act 1996 (amended).

Homelessness Reduction Act

Homelessness Reduction Act seeks to prevent and relief homelessness

House to house collection

We are responsible for issuing house to house collection permits for people who want to collect money or property, door to door, from houses or businesses.

Household enquiry forms

Household enquiry forms are sent to every property in the district. Complete your form to vote.

Housing and communities

We work with community, partners and stakeholders to meet and improve the local housing and health and wellbeing needs of the local population.

Housing Benefit

Information about Housing Benefit - who can get it and how we work it out

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

Information about Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support.

Housing Benefit overpayments

Information on Housing Benefit overpayments, how they occur and how and when we will recover them

Housing needs surveys

As a local authority, we regularly assess housing need. In order to do this, the Housing Enabling team undertake Housing Needs Surveys on behalf of Parish Councils, Developers, etc.

Housing options

The housing options service offers a free and confidential service to homeless or potentially homeless people.

Housing repairs

You can report your Taunton Deane housing repair online. You will need your tenant reference number.

Housing repairs temporary changes

Temporary changes to Taunton Deane housing repairs service. For non-emergency repairs use our online housing repairs form.

Housing services privacy notice

Housing services privacy notice

Housing standards for private tenants

Private landlord, tenant or owner advice and support for Sedgemoor, Taunton Deane and West Somerset for housing standards and disabled adaptations

Housing strategy

Providing the right type of housing whilst providing the right health solutions and supporting the local economy are the themes of the Somerset Housing Strategy 2019-2023

How do I become a councillor?

Information on how to become a councillor.

How much is my Council Tax?

Find out how much Council Tax you have to pay.

How to apply for a job

Currently all vacancies advertised for the Council require the completion of an application form.

How to comment on a planning application

If you would like to make comments to planning application, easiest way is to do it from here.

Human resources recruitment privacy notice

Human resources recruitment privacy notice


We are responsible for authorising public demonstrations or stage performances of hypnosis.