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December 2021

Press releases in December 2021 issued by Mendip District Council.

Help ease collection pressures this festive fortnight

Somerset Waste Partnership is urging residents to help ease the pressure on Christmas collections amid concerns about potential Covid disruption.

'Christmas in Wells' festive market a success

Some 100 traders set up stalls in Wells and enjoyed success with hundreds of shoppers visiting the 'Christmas in Wells' festive market.

Christmas comes early in Mendip with free festive parking

Residents are set to enjoy a festive treat with free parking from Saturday 18th December to Friday 24th December as an early Christmas present from Mendip District Council.

Coronavirus Helpline's 17,000th caller

A dedicated helpline set up to provide a single point of contact for Somerset residents at the start of the coronavirus pandemic has now taken more than 17,000 calls.

SWP fleet powers-up with electric truck

A green rubbish collection revolution is quietly underway for the Somerset Waste Partnership as it takes on its first electric collection truck.

Merry Mendip! Christmas mega-market starts Saturday in Wells

They'll be serving plenty of Christmas cheer in the city of Wells as the festive mega-market sets up stall on Saturday 11th December, and again on Saturday 18th December.

Council crackdown on rogue landlords in Mendip

Harassment and Illegal Evictions will not be tolerated. That's the strong message from Mendip District Council, whose housing officers are determined to root out rogue landlords.

Be ready to reduce and recycle this festive season

Know how to wrap responsibly? Ready to recycle your Pringles tubes? Clued-up on Christmas collection days?

Fuel Poverty Awareness Day: Energy efficiency in park homes improved thanks to partnership push

District councils in Mendip, South Somerset, Sedgemoor and Somerset West and Taunton have been working with the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) to secure funding to deliver energy efficiency improvements to park homes across Somerset.

Council Leader welcomes clarity on elections timing for new Somerset Council

The process of creating a unitary council for Somerset took a step closer last night (1st December, 2021).