Press releases in April 2020 issued by Mendip District Council.
The bank holiday for VE Day - marking the 75th anniversary of victory in Europe - on Friday 8 May will see no waste collections so those recycling and rubbish pick-ups will be on Saturday 9 May from 7am.
Thousands of volunteers, community organisations, charities and all five local authorities have been tirelessly helping people in Somerset get the support they need during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Mendip District Council has issued Government grants worth almost £15.5 million to local businesses - but more are being urged to step forward and get help.
Thousands of people will be contacted by phone or letter over the coming days as all five local authorities in Somerset and the NHS launch a new approach to help and support through the Coronavirus outbreak.
Waste collection crews in Somerset are poised to distribute 'please park carefully' notes in solidarity with fire service colleagues this week.
The Council was aware of a brief occupation of travellers on land in Wells that it leases to Fusion Lifestyle. Fusion Lifestyle run the leisure centre in the city, which is located on Charter Way.
Mendip District Council pays out over £14m in grants to local businesses during coronavirus outbreak
Mendip District Council has issued in excess of £14 million in grants to more than 1,000 organisations affected by the coronavirus crisis - offering a lifeline to Mendip businesses and the local economy.
The Somerset Coronavirus Appeal, launched by Somerset Community Foundation (SCF), is offering fast-tracked funding for all local charities, community organisations and volunteer groups helping those in most urgent need during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Grants up to £10,000 are available, and SCF pledges to award funding within three working days.
Councils and business networks across Somerset are working together to help provide financial lifelines for businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.