Ruli Pennington is Editor of Council News Monitor and writes Night in the City an occasional column for Information Daily. She is passionate about better public services, devolution, malt whisky & women's football.@UnruliP
An application for a merger between the two district councils has been sent to the Government. If Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, approves the application Taunton Deane and West Somerset Councils would become a single authority.