June 2020

Press releases in June 2020 issued by Mendip District Council.

A new interactive online mapping tool has been launched so people can have their say on temporary walking and cycling measures in Somerset.
An image relating to More items accepted at recycling sites
All 'business as usual' items are now being accepted across Somerset Waste Partnership's recycling centres.
An image relating to Mendip marks Armed Forces Day by raising a flag to service personnel
Mendip District Council is to raise a flag from its head office in Shepton Mallet on Armed Forces Day, Saturday 27th June.
An image relating to Glastonbury green space secured for future generations
There is a new secure future for the open green space at Tor Sport and Leisure in Glastonbury with the dedication of the land as Fields in Trust. This means that leisure, recreation and especially sports uses on the site, will be protected for future generations.
An image relating to Mendip Markets return to high streets after coronavirus lockdown
Following the successful reopening of the Wells Wednesday market and Frome and Wells Saturday markets last week, Mendip District Council is getting ready to resume all its weekly market events.
An image relating to Mendip raises a flag to support LGBTQ+ Pride Week
Mendip District Council will once again fly a flag at its buildings in Shepton Mallet to mark Pride Week, and celebrate its LGBTQ+ communities.
An image relating to Recycling sites: 'shop-style' social distancing on its way
Visitors to Somerset Waste Partnership's recycling centres will find 'shop-style' social distancing arrangements in place over the next week.
An image relating to Just the ticket! Mendip extends free parking offer to support local economy
Mendip District Council is to offer free parking at its pay and display car parks until 6th August, 2020.
An image relating to Mendip market traders receive rent cut from council
Mendip District Council is supporting stallholders with a rent-free offer this summer in a bid to boost businesses and build back confidence in our high streets.
An image relating to Help for our high streets as Mendip reopens
Mendip District Council has been supporting local businesses as high streets prepare to open again on Monday, 15th June. Residents are being encouraged back too, with the promise of safe town centres - and no car parking charges.
Whilst Covid-19 remains uppermost in all our minds, work is continuing at councils across Somerset.
An image relating to Mendip Residents' Survey will help shape services, post pandemic
As Mendip moves forward from the Coronavirus crisis, the District Council is keen to hear from residents about where they feel it should focus its efforts and priorities.
An image relating to Mendip Markets move to open this week
Some Mendip Markets will return to our high streets from 10th June. It's another sign of Mendip on the move as its villages, towns and city reopen for business, post-COVID-19.
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 gears up for Bike Week
Mendip District Council is joining Cycling UK in its annual campaign to help as many people as possible get on their bikes.
An image relating to High Street help: Mendip businesses receive £27 million from Council as region reopens
The District Council has issued £27 million to more than 2,200 eligible local businesses in a bid to get Mendip moving again after a 10-week lockdown.
An image relating to Mendip's small businesses urged to take up grant - before offer ends
Local businesses in Mendip are being urged to register for a Government grant worth up to £10k - before the offer ends.