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October 2021

Press releases in October 2021 issued by Mendip District Council.

Get ahead of the carve this Halloween

Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is urging residents to get ahead of the carve and help reduce scary amounts of waste this Halloween season.

Covid-19 Mobile Testing Unit heading to Frome

A Covid-19 Mobile Testing Unit is being set up at North Parade car park in Frome this week, as Somerset County Council continues to make testing more accessible to areas with acute need.

New Mendip Business Hub launch will benefit businesses

Dozens of local businesses attended the launch of the Mendip Business Hub at Wells Town Hall.

Grant panels meet to review Communities Fund and Eco Project applications

Mendip District Council will convene two judging panels to review and issue up to £400k in grant help to local worthy causes.

Joint operations in force at fly-tipping hotspots to tackle environmental crime

Mendip District Council and Avon and Somerset Police are working in partnership to crack down on the dumping of illegal waste in the Frome area.

Planning a bonfire? Stay safe and think of the neighbours, urges Council

As the bonfire season approaches Mendip District Council's Environmental Health Team is asking residents to put safety first, and avoid being a nuisance neighbour.

Campaign to help businesses fill job vacancies

A new campaign is aiming to bring Somerset's employers and jobseekers together in a bid to help fill vacancies and provide a timely boost to local businesses.

Home truths: Mendip marks World Homeless Day with tips on how to help

Mendip District Council believes everyone deserves a home and as World Homeless Day is almost upon us (Sunday, 10th October), the Council has some wise words on the positive action you can take if you want to help, and if you see someone who you believe is rough sleeping or is homeless in the district.

Essential repairs to Wells Bus Station - some disruption expected for one week only

Mendip District Council are planning some significant tarmacking works at Wells Bus Station later this month.

Canvassers calling! Your Council needs your electoral registration details

Each year Mendip District Council checks the electoral register to make sure any resident who is eligible to vote can do so — this is called the annual canvass.

Residents shape Shepton's future as month-long town centre consultation begins

Dozens of people attended Shepton Mallet library to have their say on the regeneration of the popular Somerset market town.

Good turnout for first Glastonbury Town Deal open day event

Around 150 people attended the first community-focused open day event about the Glastonbury Town Deal projects, sharing their ideas for the proposed St Dunstan's House Community and Wellbeing Centre.

Free festive parking this Christmas in Mendip

Mendip shoppers, visitors and businesses can enjoy free parking during the run up to Christmas and on New Year's Day.

Mendip signs national 'net zero pledge' to tackle climate emergency

Mendip has joined other climate-aligned councils across the country in signing the UK100 Net Zero Pledge.

Mendip's business revitalisation grant closes soon ...

Commercial firms in Mendip are being urged to apply for grant funding to 'revitalise' their businesses before the October 11th deadline.

Tense wait for hopefuls as Mendip's popular Communities and Eco funds close

A final flurry of applications for Mendip's Communities Fund and Climate and Ecological Emergency Fund was received, as the deadline finally expired.

Mendip's autumn energy switch ends soon

Households across Mendip have just days left to get a better energy deal by joining forces and signing up to the iChoosr Big Community Switch autumn auction.