Somerset Council is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of ability or technology and including those who have visual, hearing, motor and cognitive impairments. We are actively working towards compliance with level AA from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Whilst every effort is made to ensure the whole site conforms, this is an on-going improvement process.

If you do find any accessibility barriers that affect or prevent your use and enjoyment of the site, please let us know by emailing us at

Document viewing help

Most of the documents on the website are currently stored in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To read these documents, you will need software called Acrobat Reader. This software is freely available, and you can download a copy from the Adobe Acrobat website.

The current version of Adobe Acrobat has a number of accessibility features. If you have an older version, you can upgrade by downloading the new version from the Adobe Acrobat website.

All links to downloadable documents on this website include the file size. This helps users to get an idea of how long it will take to download the document. Please note that links to PDFs hosted on Somerset Council's website will open a new browser window.

If you experience problems downloading documents from our site, we can supply them in other formats; please contact us:



The photographs used on this website are reproduced with kind permission of:

  • Craig Stone Photography