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September 2021

Press releases in September 2021 issued by Mendip District Council.

Council meet again 'in person' post-pandemic

Mendip District Council has held its first 'in person' Full Council meeting in 18 months.

Mendip urges community to 'have their say' on Shepton town centre regeneration plans

Mendip District Council have commissioned environmental and planning consultants LUC to develop a Masterplan for Shepton Mallet town centre.

Publication of Local Plan provides 'clear way forward' for Mendip

The Inspector's Report into the examination of Mendip's Local Plan Part ll (LPP2) has been published. It follows hearings in 2019 and 2020.

Council votes to pedestrianise rural roads to curb fly-tipping menace

Mendip District Council has voted to ban vehicles from a fly-tipping hotspot near Frome.

Recycle More is recycling (a lot) more ...

Somerset's new Recycle More service has already delivered thousands of extra tonnes of recycling and proved extremely popular among residents using it, councillors heard today. (24 September)

New Joint Committee to help establish Somerset's unitary council

A new Joint Committee to steer the move to a new single council for Somerset has been proposed by the leaders of the five existing Councils in the county.

Mendip 'revitalisation' grant offers 1-2-1 advice package for promising projects

Commercial businesses selected for a new Mendip 'revitalisation grant' will be given specialist 1-2-1 advice to advance their promising project ideas.

Final call for those with eco ideas and community projects in Mendip to step forward for cash support

Calling all voluntary, community or not-for-profit organisations, City, Town, and Parish Councils - step forward and apply for funding from Mendip before the September 30th deadline!

First open day event announced for Glastonbury Town Deal projects

The first in a series of community-focused open day events about the Glastonbury Town Deal projects will be held at the beginning of October, it has been announced.

STATEMENT: Response to Government regarding potential electoral arrangements for the proposed unitary council for Somerset

The five councils in Somerset have jointly responded today to the Government regarding their views on potential electoral arrangements for the proposed unitary council for Somerset.

A statement from Mendip District Council: Outline planning approval for Saxonvale, Frome - Decision confirmed

Mendip District Council, as landowner, can confirm outline planning permission for land at Saxonvale, Frome, was approved by Planning Board last night (Wednesday 15th September, 2021).

Mendip launches Tourism Grant to support year-round visitor economy

Mendip District Council has launched a new, one-off £50K fund to help boost visitor numbers, increase spending in the area and promote Mendip as a 'go-to destination' in Somerset.

Condolences: Ralph Clark, Former Street Councillor and first Chairman of Mendip District Council

A minute's silence was held at Mendip's Cabinet on Monday (Sept 6th, 2021) to remember former Councillor, colleague, and treasured friend, Ralph Clark.

Sun shines on final Little eat:Festival this Summer

The final in the Little eat:Festival series in Mendip was enjoyed by all at Wells Cathedral Green, this weekend.

Positive progress on social housing delivery in Mendip

Mendip District Council is determined to deliver on its social housing programme in Mendip. It's part of its key priority to 'make Mendip a fairer place'.

Mendip launches 'revitalisation' grant to boost local businesses

Commercial businesses in Mendip are being invited to apply for funding to help them face the challenges and opportunities of the emerging economy, post COVID-19 and Brexit.

Mendip continues to take action to protect tenants' rights during the pandemic

Mendip District Council has a statutory duty to monitor the condition of privately rented properties in the district to ensure residents live in safe, healthy and warm homes.

Glastonbury Town Deal projects formally confirmed to Government, bringing £23.6m investment closer

The confirmation paperwork for all 12 projects outlined in Glastonbury's Town Investment Plan (TIP) has been formally submitted to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).