May 2020

Press releases in May 2020 issued by Mendip District Council.

Although Planning Board went ahead on Wednesday 27 May 2020, no actual Planning Applications were considered during the session.
An image relating to Pay-outs made to the tune of £26 million to Mendip businesses
Another milestone was reached at Mendip this week as it emerged 80% of all eligible businesses have been issued business grants - and counting.
An image relating to New boost to business as Local Authority Discretionary Grant is launched
Good news for local businesses as Mendip District Council announces the launch of a new Local Authority Discretionary Grant fund.
An image relating to Your Council is here for you: Mendip's leader writes to residents
This week, Mendip households will receive a personal letter from the Leader of Mendip District Council, Cllr Ros Wyke. She's writing to remind residents to reach out for support should they need it - now, and in the weeks to come. She's urging businesses to access the many financial packages available too.
An image relating to Recycling centres: Five remaining sites reopen after Bank Holiday
All 16 of Somerset Waste Partnership's recycling centres will be open after the Bank Holiday weekend.
An image relating to During the current Covid-19 Crisis we are asking that you please don't have bonfires
With everyone largely staying at home during these difficult times, we are asking Mendip residents to be considerate to their neighbours and avoid having bonfires.
An image relating to High Court rules in favour of Mendip over Neighbourhood Plan challenge
A judge has ruled that Mendip District Council acted appropriately in approving a draft Neighbourhood Plan for referendum, in Norton St Philip.
An image relating to One-day-later collections after Spring Bank Holiday
Collections after the Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 25 May will all be one day later.
An image relating to Housing hardship: Council calls for struggling tenants and landlords to get in touch
Mendip District Council is urging tenants and landlords in financial hardship or at risk of homelessness to contact them, sooner rather than later.
An image relating to Essential Assessments and Improvements at Saxonvale, Frome
Mendip District Council are commencing works as part of ongoing essential environmental and drainage assessments and improvements at Saxonvale, Frome.
An image relating to Mendip Business Awards 2020 cancelled
The 2020 Mendip Business Awards have been cancelled due to the coronavirus emergency.
An image relating to Recycling centres: 11 stay open for essential trips to the tip
Eleven of Somerset's 16 recycling centres will remain open for essential visits next week, thanks to the responsible attitude shown by the county's public so far.
Mendip District Council is to provide additional Council Tax reductions worth an extra £¾ million to hundreds of its most vulnerable people and households.
An image relating to Thanks to everyone for making #SomersetProud
Somerset's Five Local Authorities are celebrating Somerset Day by thanking everyone who has helped to keep communities safe, well, and connected throughout the coronavirus emergency.
Shops and offices, hairdressers, hotels, pubs and restaurants, sports centres, gyms, residential buildings and any campsites currently shut down, will be reminded to check and maintain their systems by members of the Council's environmental health team this week.
An image relating to Recycling centres reopening for essential trips only, and Garden Waste collections resume
Eleven of Somerset's 16 recycling centres will reopen on Monday (11 May), but for essential visits only - in line with updated Government guidance.
An image relating to Village hauls: Community venues across the district benefit from £10K grants - don't miss out
Mendip District Council is urging eligible village halls and community centres to register for a £10K Government grant.
An image relating to We'll meet again! A victory for democracy as Mendip announces its third virtual meeting since lockdown
Mendip is doing everything possible to preserve democracy and keep council business going during the COVID-19 pandemic.
An image relating to Mendip remembers: join us for a virtual VE Day tribute
Mendip District Council will mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) on its social media channels this year - and it's urging residents to join in the virtual commemorations too.