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July 2021

Press releases in July 2021 issued by Mendip District Council.

Shepton Lido to close temporarily

Following notification from the NHS app, all staff at Fusion Lifestyle's Shepton Mallet Lido in Shaftgate Avenue are having to self-isolate for a period of time, meaning that the centre will be closed with immediate effect, with plans to re-open on 2nd August.

Survey launched to gauge interest in electric bike and car use in Mendip

Mendip District Council is encouraging residents to take part in a survey, the results of which could bring an electric car and bike sharing scheme to the district for the first time. The Council wants to gauge interest in the idea of running a network of shared, low and zero-emission cars and bikes across Mendip.

Council leaders seek Government help on phosphates

The leaders of all four District Councils and the County Council in Somerset have called on the Government to urgently address water quality issues impacting national sites including the Somerset Levels and Moors, and to work with them to help unlock much needed housing development.

Gastro Glasto! Food festival proves popular in Mendip town

Glastonbury foodies were out in force for the Little Eat:Festival.

Residents in Mendip urged to check their voter registration details

Mendip residents are being warned not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date.

South West regional final of Young Traders event in Wells

Mendip Markets are delighted to be hosting the South West regional finals of the Young Trader of the Year event.

Local Government Secretary's decision rides roughshod over voters of Somerset

Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick, MP, has this evening (Wednesday 21 July) announced he has decided to implement, subject to Parliamentary approval, the proposal for a single unitary council for the whole of the existing administrative county of Somerset.

Forecast forces postponement of food festival in Wells this weekend

The Little eat:Festival, due to be held at Cathedral Green, Wells, on Sunday 25th July, cannot go ahead due extreme Met Office weather warnings, forecast this weekend.

Safety first, as Council announces gradual re-opening of offices in August

Mendip District Council's offices in Shepton Mallet will re-open in early August for face-to-face visitors.

New Logistics Training Academy for Mendip

Mendip District Council has partnered with a key transport company to deliver a purpose-built Logistics Training Academy that will drive investment and growth across the wider local area.

Leisure Facilities in Mendip to Increase Capacities from 19th July

Fusion Lifestyle is pleased to announce that in line with the government roadmap, classes, sessions and capacities at leisure facilities will increase from Monday 19th July in a phased approach.

Deadline for Mendip's eco and community funds extended

Mendip District Council has extended the deadline for applications for both its Communities Fund and its Climate and Ecological Emergency Fund, to September 30th, 2021.

A real treat for Street as food-festival-first sets up stall in Mendip

Street residents turned out to support the Little eat:Festivals produce event - a first for Mendip.

Saxonvale site clearance works set to go ahead this summer

Clearance work will begin at Frome's exemplar heritage development, Saxonvale, during the coming weeks, as the transformation of this once-derelict site progresses.

Mendip welcomes 'A Little Night Market' to Frome this July

Mendip will welcome 'A Little Night Market' to Frome's Market Yard Car Park on Friday 30th July, 5.30pm-10pm.

Eastern Somerset district councillors come together

Leaders, Cabinet and Executive members and Chief Executives of South Somerset and Mendip District Councils have come together to discuss next steps in the preparations for an Eastern Somerset unitary council.

Mendip drives down carbon emissions - but further, urgent action required

Mendip District Council is determined to drive down CO2 emissions. However the Council recognises urgent, ongoing action is required by residents, businesses and central government to avoid a climate crisis.

Multi award-winning food and drink festival to its high streets

Mendip District Council will be serving up something special for residents this summer, thanks to a new partnership with the multi award-winning eat:Festivals team.

Choose the proposal with local support, Leaders urge Local Government Secretary

Somerset's District Council Leaders have written to Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick, MP to urge that he attaches 'sufficient weight' to the result of the local poll, which returned a 65% to 35% vote in favour of the Stronger Somerset plan for two new unitary councils, over the One Somerset rival plan for a single unitary.