March 2020

Press releases in March 2020 issued by Mendip District Council.

Somerset's local authorities are working together with health colleagues to protect the vulnerable and help the NHS cope with the pressures and challenges of Coronavirus.
Mendip District Council has regrettably suspended all Mendip Markets with immediate effect. It comes as tougher restrictions are placed on people's movements nationwide, to curb COVID-19.
Mendip District Council has suspended the weekly markets in Street and Glastonbury until further notice. The decision was taken due to the unavailability of traders to create a food-only market.
An image relating to Mendip businesses to shine another time
The Mendip Business Awards 2020 are on hold, for now, due to Coronavirus.
Following the latest government advice to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, Mendip District Council has closed its offices to protect the community and its staff.
An image relating to Mendip Markets remain open for essential purchases
Mendip Markets will remain open to ensure essential items are available to the public.
Local Authorities across Somerset are working urgently to appraise the impact of the announcements made by the Chancellor relating to the extensions to business rates relief and the provision of grant funding to eligible businesses.
Following updated government guidance with regards to the Covid-19 virus, Mendip District Council will now be cancelling meetings until further notice.
An image relating to Poster sends clear message to Council visitors - 'stop engine-idling'
Visitors to Mendip District Council will be encouraged to turn off their vehicle engines while waiting or parked.
Mendip District Council has received more than £250K funding to help rough sleepers across the area.
An image relating to Council proud to support Shepton's Window Wanderland event
The diversity of the district was on display at Shepton Mallet, as the Council got behind the popular community event, Window Wanderland.
An image relating to Community Enterprise and Apprenticeship Employers encouraged to enter Mendip Business Awards
The Mendip Business Awards welcomes entries from all kinds of organisations, including community enterprises and apprenticeship employers.
An image relating to Mendip move on engine-idling
Mendip District Council is to take action to reduce engine-idling to improve air quality across the district.
An image relating to Mendip Climate Action drop-in events
Mendip District Council are hosting climate action events for residents to learn, discuss and share ideas on how to tackle climate change together.