Press releases in July 2020 issued by Mendip District Council.
30.07.20 Joint Statement from the leaders of Mendip District Council, Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset West & Taunton Council and South Somerset District Council
Yesterday, as expected, Somerset County Council agreed and submitted its business case to Government for a single county unitary council. However, no invitation has yet been issued by the Secretary of State and so no change to council structures can be considered until then. It is unclear why the county council's leader, David Fothergill, is in such a panic to submit its case before an invitation has been received and people in Somerset have had a chance to debate it.
Local residents are being asked to check that their electoral registration details are current or they could risk losing their voice on decisions that affect them - including being able vote in the elections on 6th May next year.
Mendip District Council approved the appointment of an interim Corporate Finance Advisor and Section 151 Officer at its July Full Council.
Mendip District Council is offering quick, cut-price 'Pavement Licences' for bars, restaurants and pubs serving food and drink al fresco, to help high streets recover post-lockdown.
Joint statement from The Leaders of Mendip District Council, Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset West and Taunton Council and South Somerset District Council in Response to 'One Somerset' and The Future of Local Government in Somerset.