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April 2022

Press releases in April 2022 issued by Mendip District Council.

Council pays £150 energy rebate to more than 27,000 Mendip households

More than two thirds of eligible council tax payers in Mendip have been paid their £150 council tax energy rebate.

Town Deal event postponed as projects fix their focus on the finish line

A Glastonbury Town Deal open day event has been postponed to allow project teams to push ahead with the paperwork needed to realise the £23.6m investment.

Polls open in just one week

Voters in Somerset will be heading for the polls in just a week's time - and will be able to cast their vote for two candidates in the County Council election on 5 May.

Bank holiday collection changes

Don't forget - rubbish and recycling collections take place a day later than usual next week to accommodate the bank holiday on Monday 2 May.

Are you a postal voter?

If you are a postal voter for this year's Somerset elections and have received your postal ballot pack, please complete it as soon as possible.

Free taster sessions for aspiring e-bikers in Mendip

Mendip District Council have partnered up with The Open Road Experience to host five e-bike taster events in Mendip this spring - for free!

How to vote in this year's Somerset elections

On Thursday 5 May, voters will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at a local level.

Electric vehicle charge points to be installed in 13 Mendip car parks

Mendip District Council, alongside partners EB Charging, have announced that 43 electric vehicle (EV) charging points will be installed in 13 council-owned car parks this spring/summer.

Council crews give Mendip a spring clean

Mendip District Council has been busy cleaning up the district as part of its Greener Cleaner initiative.

One week left to register to vote in upcoming Somerset elections

With only one week to go until the voter registration deadline for next month's local elections, anyone who is not already registered and wanting to vote, must make sure they are registered in time.

Find out who is standing in the elections this May

On Thursday, 5 May 2022, the Somerset County Council and City, Town and Parish Council elections in Mendip are taking place.

Discover the best of Somerset's sustainable farms and artisan food producers with the Somerset Food Trail Festival: 15-24 July

Somerset is home both to some of Britain's most established food producers - it is the birthplace of English cheddar - and to some of the most innovative artisan food makers working in Britain today.

Mendip residents - be on your guard for Council Tax scammers

With the news that government is giving a £150 rebate to help with the cost of living, comes the inevitable fraud alert. Mendip residents are being warned that criminals are calling people and asking for their bank details in order to receive the rebate. This is a scam.

New Chair announced for Glastonbury Town Deal Board

Dr Lynne Sedgmore CBE has been appointed as the new Chair of the Glastonbury Town Deal Board, having been voted in unanimously at the Board meeting on 25th March.

First permanent scheme completed and positive progress in other key areas

A scheme to prevent unauthorised parking and encampments in Glastonbury has been delivered, a second scheme is now a step closer, and progress is being made on permanent site provision.

Look out for your polling cards

Polling cards for the forthcoming election for Mendip's town and parish councils and the new Somerset Council on Thursday, May 5th will be landing on doormats over the next few days.