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July 2022

Press releases in July 2022 issued by Mendip District Council.

Annual check on voter details begins

Over the coming months, Mendip District Council will be contacting households asking to check that their voter registration details are correct. This is called an annual canvass.

Consultation on council tax support scheme launched

A consultation on council tax support for the new unitary Somerset Council is launched today (25 July 2022).

Somerset County Council appoints new Chief Executive - will lead the new unitary Somerset Council from April 2023

A meeting of Somerset County Council has confirmed Duncan Sharkey as the new Council Chief Executive.

Wells businessman prosecuted for failing to produce waste removal documents

A routine trade waste inspection by Mendip District Council enforcement officers has resulted in a local building firm, AB Building and Clearance, receiving a fine of £500, a Victim Surcharge of £50 and costs of £2,703.39 for failing to provide the required Waste Transfer Notes.

New Somerset Council supports local decision-making

Somerset councils today set out their plan for developing new Local Community Networks (LCNs) - groups that will be established in every part of the County to support decision-making at its most local level.

Patience please: hot weather and staffing pressures delay some collections

Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is asking for people's patience as the hot weather and staff shortages delay some recycling collections.

Condolences: Cllr Nigel Woollcombe-Adams, Mendip District Council - "an honourable gentleman"

It is with regret we announce the passing of Cllr Nigel Woollcombe-Adams, Mendip District Councillor for Butleigh and Baltonsborough.

Free agricultural webinars for climate-conscious landowners

Mendip District Council is working in partnership with an independent farmer-led enterprise, to support Somerset landowners to tackle climate change.

Win big with your "Fixy Victory"

Somerset residents are being asked to share their repair success stories for the chance to win a laptop or tablet.