Local Communities

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

Mendip has a variety of village halls that can be hired out for functions.
Mendip District Council offers financial support to Voluntary Sector Organisations who provide services that assist the authority in delivering its Corporate Plan priorities.
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 and the Community Right to Bid
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'.
Key public service providers operating in Mendip have joined forces to tackle the problem of loneliness.
The Big Community Switch offers simple, easy switching of energy providers.
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.
Smart Communities Ltd were commissioned in late 2019 by Mendip District Council to undertake research with the aim of getting an informed response and recommendations.