Mendip Climate News

To keep up-to-date with the latest Mendip Climate News

The media is often flooded with news articles on climate change. We will be sharing the latest key articles and national policy updates under National Climate News. 

For information on what has been happening in response to the Climate Emergency on behalf of Mendip District Council or your local Parish/Town Council please visit Mendip Climate News and Parish Climate News. 

If you are from a Parish or Town Council and wish to submit a climate news item, please email  

An image relating to Mendip moves to protect precious Levels and Moors
Mendip District Council is taking measures to protect the Somerset Levels and Moors when determining planning applications.
An image relating to Council calls for 'engines off' on Clean Air Day - and every day!
Mendip's car drivers and businesses are being encouraged by the Council to turn their engines off while stationary.
An image relating to Plans published on Somerset's Climate Emergency following public feedback
Plans published on Somerset's Climate Emergency following public feedback.
An image relating to Plant bulbs now to help Mendip bee blooming marvellous next spring
Mendip District Council is launching a 'Plant for Pollinators' guide, encouraging people to plan ahead and plant some spring bulbs to help hungry bees and other pollinating insects next year.
An image relating to Recycle More guide is on its way
Vital information about Recycle More will be landing on Mendip doormats next week.
An image relating to Countdown to Green Homes Grant Scheme
The Green Homes Grant scheme will open on Wednesday (30 September) for Mendip residents to apply for vouchers worth thousands of pounds to make homes more energy efficient.
An image relating to Mendip Council to begin community-led weed removal trials
Mendip District Council is to begin trials of non-chemical weed removal to improve community health and the environment.
Whilst Covid-19 remains uppermost in all our minds, work is continuing at councils across Somerset.
An image relating to Mendip's Climate Emergency - Council plans moving forward for being part of the solution
Earlier this year a Climate and Ecological Emergency was declared at Mendip, as councillors from the district council made a commitment to take care of the environment, leaving it in a good condition for generations to come and lead the way for Mendip to be carbon neutral by 2030.
An image relating to Pulling together: Community-led weeding pilots picked
Mendip District Council has announced that Frome and Easton have been chosen to take part in their manual weed management trials.
An image relating to Mendip's 'active travel' plans put walking and cycling at its heart
Mendip District Council plans to transform travel across its villages, towns and city by making it easier and safer for residents to get about by bike and on foot.
An image relating to Mendip marks climate milestone with a great green giveaway
Mendip District Council is to gift all its staff and councillors two trees each.
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.
An image relating to Have your say on Somerset's Climate Strategy
Mendip's residents, businesses and visitors are being invited to have their say on the creation of Somerset's first Climate Emergency Strategy.
An image relating to Mendip publish first-ever carbon emissions report
A comprehensive assessment of current carbon emissions in Mendip has been carried out by the District Council.
An image relating to Climate Emergency drop-ins rescheduled
Following the announcement of a December General Election, the public events organised to discuss a Somerset Climate Emergency strategy have been moved to the New Year
An image relating to Climate Emergency events off to a flying start
Hundreds of people have taken part in the first Climate Emergency event to help shape a strategy for the county - and there are plenty more opportunities to have your say.
An image relating to New dates for Climate Emergency drop-ins
Rescheduled public events to discuss the creation of Somerset's first Climate Emergency Strategy have been confirmed.
An image relating to Have your say on tackling Somerset's Climate Emergency
Online surveys are giving Somerset residents the chance to comment on and help shape a Climate Emergency Strategy for the county.