April 2020

Press releases in April 2020 issued by Mendip District Council.

An image relating to One day later collections after VE Day
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.
An image relating to Hold on to your clothes, or lose them to landfill
Somerset is being asked to hold on to its unwanted clothes and textiles to make sure they don't end up in landfill.
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.
An image relating to Community health concerns addressed in Glastonbury
Mendip District Council is aware of the occupation of travellers on land in Glastonbury.
An image relating to Somerset's councils and healthcare teams are getting in touch with people to check on their welfare
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.
An image relating to Mendip resumes grass cutting - but is mindful of wildlife
Mendip District Council is resuming grass cutting on large, public open spaces.
An image relating to Coronavirus - have a plan for your pets
Animal owners are being urged to think ahead about protecting their pets should they fall ill during the Coronavirus crisis.
An image relating to Somerset Waste Partnership crews to help fire service tackle problem parking
Waste collection crews in Somerset are poised to distribute 'please park carefully' notes in solidarity with fire service colleagues this week.
An image relating to Brief occupation of travellers on leased land at Charter Way, Wells
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 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.
People are being asked to consider putting Easter home improvements on hold to help the county cope with a recycling and waste "perfect storm".
An image relating to Somerset Coronavirus Appeal offers grants for groups helping people in need
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.
An image relating to All change for Easter collection days
Easter will bring waste day changes for every household in Somerset.
Councils and business networks across Somerset are working together to help provide financial lifelines for businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.
Businesses across Avon and Somerset are being asked to help support the local efforts in tackling COVID-19.
A single phone number is now available for anyone in Somerset who needs Coronavirus-related support from their councils.