Taunton Deane is a local government district which also holds borough status within the ceremonial county of Somerset, in the south west of England. The district features a number of notable settlements including the six towns of Taunton, Bishop’s Hull, Bishops Lydeard, Comeytrowe, Wellington and Wiveliscombe.
The headquarters of the district council are found in Taunton, which also forms the administrative and commercial centre of Taunton Deane. The 179 square mile district is considered to be a non-metropolitan local government district and as of the latest local council elections the council is under the control of the Liberal Democrats.
The Formation Of The Taunton Deane District
As a local government district, Taunton Deane was officially formed on the 1st April 1974 as a direct consequence of the passage of the 1972 Local Government Act. That piece of parliamentary legislation was responsible for a whole raft of changes made to local government all over the UK, which included producing a number of new districts from mergers of former administrative entities.
In the case of Taunton Deane, the former entities which were amalgamated were the Municipal Borough of Taunton, Wellington Urban District, Taunton Rural District, and Wellington Rural District. The newly created district was named ‘Taunton Deane’ after the ancient ‘Hundred of Taunton Deane’ which was found in the area, and was granted borough status in 1975.
Population and being Injured in an accident in Taunton Deane
According to the latest available population statistics, being an estimate from the year 2011, the district of Taunton Deane is home to just over 110,000 permanent residents. This may not give the 178 square mile district a particularly high population density but it certainly does show that it will play host to a good deal of economic and human activity.
Being a home to such a significant level of population does have some downsides for the district and its residents however, such as the fact that it inexorably makes being injured in an accident in Taunton Deane, more common. It is for that simple reason, then, that we now turn our attention briefly toward the issues surrounding Taunton Deane accident claim proceedings.
Taunton Deane Accident Claim Proceedings
Pursuing Taunton Deane accident claim proceedings, after being injured in an accident in Taunton Deane, is the way by which a resident of or visitor to the Somerset district can seek personal injury compensation if they have been injured and it was definitively somebody else’s fault. Such a Taunton Deane accident claim, therefore, tends to follow an incident like a road traffic accident or an injury in the workplace.
If this makes you believe that you may be entitled to begin claims proceedings, or you simply wish to find out more, you should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. You can do so simply by calling either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 on your mobile.
Date Published: 25th November 2014
Author: David Brown