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November 2022

Press releases in November 2022 issued by Mendip District Council.

Volunteers needed for Independent Remuneration Panel

Somerset County Council needs volunteers to join an independent panel, which sets the allowances payable to its elected members.

Somerset residents share their energy efficiency success stories

Retrofitting your home can reduce energy bills and have positive impacts on the environment. But don't take our word for it. Two new case studies from Somerset prove that anyone can enjoy a warm home this winter on a budget, if they have the time and motivation.

Reminder - park your car for free this Small Business Saturday

Don't forget that Mendip District Council is offering free parking at selected car parks across the district on Saturday, 3 December, to support Small Business Saturday.

Take action to champion trees in Mendip this Tree Week

Mendip District Council is inviting residents to join their growing network of Tree Wardens and help protect our precious trees.

Skills & training take centre stage at Glastonbury Town Deal event

Skills & training took centre stage at the latest Glastonbury Town Deal event, with local specialists offering advice and opportunities to help the local community make the most of the £23.6million Towns Fund investment.

Cash incentives for landlords who help house Ukrainian refugees

An appeal for private landlords to come forward with vacant, or soon-to-be vacant, properties for rent, has been launched.

Have your say and help reshape constituency boundaries - before the December deadline

Residents have one final opportunity to send in their views about the Boundary Commission for England's new revised proposals for constituencies.

Delight as Mendip transfers green community space to Frome

Mendip District Council is to sell the freehold of a popular communal area to Frome Town Council, for local use.

Council partnership helps homeowners invest in energy efficiency

Mendip District Council, working in partnership with social enterprise Lendology CIC, provide council-funded loans to homeowners for improving the energy efficiency of properties.

Mendip councillors attend poignant Remembrance Sunday services, for one final farewell

Councillors from Mendip District Council laid wreaths at a number of Remembrance events across the district on behalf of our city, towns and rural communities.

Shop local and park for free on Small Business Saturday

Mendip District Council is offering free parking at selected car parks across the district on Saturday, 3 December, to support Small Business Saturday.

Council launches online learning tool for Mendip food businesses

The Mendip Business Hub, in collaboration with workplace learning experts, Learning Pool Ltd, have launched a new online service to support food businesses wanting to develop and comply with food safety standards.

Mendip's Community Lottery Fund open for applications

Mendip District Council has opened the Shape Mendip Lottery Community Fund for local organisations to apply for grants of up to £1000.

Somerset Councils launch countywide Business Survey 2022

Somerset's five Local Authorities are jointly undertaking a survey to better understand and support local businesses, now and in the future.

Help Somerset become a cultural destination by inputting into the Somerset Cultural Strategy

The five Council's across Somerset are working together to create a Somerset Cultural Strategy which will help to raise the profile of Somerset as a cultural destination and embed arts and culture within the council's services.

Remember, remember to stay safe and consider others this bonfire night

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