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Local Communities

Information on hiring village halls, collective energy, voluntary sector funding, localism and other items of community interest.

Voluntary Sector Funding

Mendip District Council offers financial support to Voluntary Sector Organisations who provide services that assist the authority in delivering its Corporate Plan priorities.

Village and Community Halls for Hire

Mendip has a variety of village halls that can be hired out for functions.

Wells Recreation Ground including the Bishop's Barn

The trusteeship of the Wells Recreation Ground transferred to Wells City Council in August 2022.

Community Right to Challenge

This page details information and guidance on the implications of Community Right to Challenge. The Right to Challenge is part of the provisions of the Localism Act 2011. Its aim is to give voluntary and community bodies, employees of the authority that wish to form a mutual organisation to deliver services, and parish councils the right to express an interest in running a local authority service

Assets of Community Value

Assets of Community Value and the Community Right to Bid

Mendip CCTV

Mendip CCTV system was installed and is operated by Mendip District Council. It is supported by the Mendip CCTV user group who represent the five Mendip 'towns'.

End Loneliness in Mendip Campaign

Key public service providers operating in Mendip have joined forces to tackle the problem of loneliness.

Big Community Switch

The Big Community Switch offers simple, easy switching of energy providers.

Somerset Armed Forces Community Covenant

The Somerset Armed Forces Community Covenant brings together charities, local authorities, other public sector organisations, businesses, communities, individuals and the military in a pledge of support between local residents and the armed forces community in the county.