Somerset Towns Forum promotes and supports community-based action to revitalise our towns.

STF was formed in 2003 (as Somerset Market Towns Forum) and brings together representatives of market and coastal towns and larger villages across Somerset in a network, to share issues of common concern and help in the economic, social and environmental regeneration of local communities.

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The Forum holds regular networking and information events and exchanges information and support to and between its members.

The Forum is run by a Coordination Group consisting of member organisations. Each member organisation hosts the Forum for a six month period, during which they run a Network Event.

Coordination Group

This comprises of representatives from;

Ilminster Forum, Chard Town Council, Martock Community Partnership, Somerton Town Council, Watchet Association of Commerce Environment and Trade, Wellington Town Council, Wiveliscombe Area Partnership, Vision4Frome.

Paul Chadwick, Economic Development Officer at Somerset County Council, was central to the development of the Forum, and we are grateful for all his work and support.


The network for groups revitalising towns in Somerset