Becoming Somerset Council from 1st April 2023

Released On 17th Mar 2023

From 1st April, Somerset will be one unitary authority and known as Somerset Council. The SSDC logo will no longer be used and the new Somerset Council one (as above) will replace all previous district and county logos.

What does this mean for South Somerset Tourism and Visit South Somerset?

Tourism Services, Facilities and Development for the county will sit in the Community Services Directorate in the new council structure. To minimise disruption for an interim period, it will be business as usual as teams across the different districts settle into a new way of working together. The Visit South Somerset logo, branding and marketing materials will remain active until further notice.

What does this mean for businesses/ promoting events in South Somerset and Somerset?

South Somerset Tourism will continue to focus on supporting and promoting South Somerset and the website will remain active until further notice; FREE events and business listings will continue to be offered -how to do this can be found on the Tourism Trade pages on our website.

There are some large county events that we also promote including the Bath and West Show, Festivals etc at our discretion.

If your business/ event is not in South Somerset, the destination management organisation for Somerset is Visit Somerset and they will have several options that may be suitable for your business regarding events and website listings. Please contact them directly via

Our South Somerset Visitor Information Centre & Gift Shop at Cartgate Picnic Site is very much open and we look forward to welcoming visitors for what we think is going to be a very busy and exciting season for Somerset!

Changes how to contact South Somerset Tourism Team.

Please note a new email address which replaces both tourism@southsomerset and visit@southsomerset.

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