Community and other services

The following are local services provided by community organisations and other agencies.

Advice and support

  • Citizens Advice – national website with advice on benefits, work, debt, consumer rights, family, housing, law, immigration and health.
  • Citizens Advice Taunton – charity providing free, confidential and impartial advice.
  • Community SpeedWatch – local people being actively involved in road safety.
  • Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group (South West) – A charity representing the region’s farmers and landowners in the delivery of wildlife conservation.
  • Forestry Commission – Government department responsible for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woodlands.
  • Police – neighbourhood teams listen and act on local concerns: most of our ward is covered by the Wellington North team; Brompton Ralph, Clatworthy, Huish Champflower, Skilgate and Upton are covered by the Exmoor team.
  • Mindline Somerset – emotional support helpline.
  • Turn2us – helps people in financial need gain access to benefits and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through partner organisations.
  • Village Agent – advice on access to information and services for those in need.
  • Wivey Cares – providing local care and support for those who need it.
  • Wivey Food Bank – a satellite from the Taunton Food Bank at The Silver Street Centre in Wiveliscombe.
  • Wivey Food Project – Cooks healthy, nutritious meals for our community using surplus, top quality food from Fareshare.


Housing and assistance

  • Housing in Somerset West and Taunton
  • Homefinder Somerset – find an affordable home to rent within Somerset.
  • Lendology – non-profit making loan provider working with local authorities to provide direct loans for private home improvements, including disability adaptations and energy efficiency, landlord repairs, and empty property regeneration.
  • Somerset Independence Plus – integrated service to help disabled and vulnerable people live safely in their homes, including assessments, advice, adaptations, repairs and improvements, including heating and insulation.


  • Bus routes in Western Somerset – map produced by Taunton and Wellington Transition Towns.
  • – local information and notices for road closures.
  • Travel Somerset – information for travelling by car, rail, air, bus, bike and foot.
  • Traveline South West – comprehensive public transport information.
  • Wivey Link – community transport service open to all, who, for whatever reason, have no access to transport (public or private), and to those residents who are chronically sick or disabled.

Wiveliscombe and the Ten Parishes