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August 2021

Press releases in August 2021 issued by Mendip District Council.

Summer Bank Holiday collections one day later

No collections on the Summer Bank Holiday Monday 30 August mean recycling and rubbish services are one day later all week, including Friday pick-ups on Saturday 4 September.

Wells City Council by-elections - here's what you need to know

There will be a by-election on Thursday, 30th September to elect two councillors; one for Wells St Thomas' Ward and another for Wells St Cuthbert's Ward.

Wells welcomes final food festival of the Summer

A Little eat:Festival will be held in Wells on Sunday 5th September at Cathedral Green,10am-4pm.

Mendip act to help manage persistent flooding issues and help tackle climate change

Mendip District Council is continuing to work with Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) to ensure we act to help manage persistent flooding issues to protect our communities.

Local Consultation on Proposals to Pedestrianise Berkley Lane and Dark Lane

Mendip District Council and Somerset County Council are informally consulting on proposals to pedestrianise Berkley Lane and Dark Lane.

Mendip and Take Art join to bring local arts together

Creative organisations and practitioners can finally look forward to more opportunities, support, and investment after a 10-year funding gap.

Somerset campaign to bite back against loan sharks

A campaign aimed at tackling unscrupulous loan sharks has been launched in Mendip, Somerset.

Mendip leads by example and adopts Carbon Management Plan

Mendip District Council is committed to reducing the organisation's impact on climate change and helping the district move towards carbon neutrality.

Equality ambitions continue at Mendip to ensure no one is left behind

Mendip District Council is continuing to build on its Equality Objectives to ensure all communities can access the services they need.

Shepton Mallet hosts another festival feast with artisan eats

The Little eat:Festival took place in the newly refurbished Shepton Mallet Market Place, on 8th August.

Clearance work begins at Saxonvale heritage site

A Mendip District Council pledge to bring prosperity and jobs to Frome through the Saxonvale development in Somerset, is paying off.

Everything you need to know about the Shepton Mallet East by-election this September

There will be a by-election on Wednesday, 8th September to elect a Town Councillor for Shepton Mallet East Ward.

Big Community Switch autumn auction now open

The iChoosr Big Community Switch autumn auction is now open for Mendip residents to register their interest in collectively switching energy suppliers. A chance to reduce your carbon footprint and save money.

Green light from Glastonbury Town Deal Board brings £23.6m investment a step closer

Members of the Glastonbury Town Deal Board voted on Friday (30 July) to progress all 12 of the projects originally outlined in the Town Investment Plan (TIP), bringing £23.6m investment for the town a step closer.

Council offices in Mendip re-open to visitors after Covid crisis

Face-to-face visitors were welcomed to Mendip's offices in Shepton Mallet this week.

Food festival to serve up a Summer special in Shepton

Come along to Shepton on Sunday and be inspired as the town hosts the most tasteful food event in Mendip!

Winner of the 'Young Traders Market' South West Regional Final

The winner of the National Market Traders Federation (NMTF) Young Traders Market South West Regional Final, hosted by Mendip Markets in Wells, has been announced.

New fast-track home improvement option

Mendip District Council has always supported disabled people with the costs of home adaptations, to help them live independently and safely.