September 2020

Press releases in September 2020 issued by Mendip District Council.

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 £500k Accelerator Fund for Glastonbury Town
Glastonbury town has received excellent news today. In early August, the Glastonbury Town Deal Board submitted proposals to make use of £500k of funding that was made available to address issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
An image relating to Stronger Somerset promises better health and care for residents with a new Adult Health and Care Lead appointed
Somerset urgently needs change to ensure our communities gain greater control over the things that matter to them, services improve and a better quality of life for everyone.
An image relating to MDC Statement: North Parade Car Park, 25th September, 2020
Mendip District Council is aware of the illegal traveller occupation at North Parade Car Park in Frome.
The Somerset Local Outbreak Engagement Board is urging people in the Mendip area to stay vigilant after a significant rise in positive coronavirus cases. Although the rates of infection remain low in Somerset as a whole, there is an increase in numbers in the county with more cases emerging in Mendip.
An image relating to Recycling sites switch to winter hours on 1 October
Every one of Somerset's 16 recycling sites will go over to their winter timetables from Thursday 1 October, with weekday opening hours of 9am to 5pm while weekends remain 9am to 4pm.
An image relating to Limited re-opening of Mendip District Council offices, Monday 21st September
The District Council offices at Shepton Mallet will reopen on Monday, 21st September.
An image relating to Keep up the good work this Recycle Week
Somerset is being urged to keep up the good work after recycling an extra 3,500 tonnes of key materials during the COVID lockdown.
An image relating to Stronger Somerset is approved as the best choice to build the future we deserve
Stronger Somerset is approved as the best choice to build the future we deserve.
An image relating to Wells-come back! City's sport and leisure facility opens to the public once again
Those who live, work and visit Wells will be delighted to discover the city's popular leisure facilities are opening their doors again today (Monday 14th September).
An image relating to Overwhelming support from Councillors to back Stronger Somerset and a better future for all
Mendip District Council has backed an ambitious, innovative plan for local government reform.
Mendip District Council are aware of travellers occupying the council owned North Parade Car Park in Frome.
Mendip District Council's COVID-spend topped £57 million - providing a lifeline to residents and local businesses during the crisis.
Mendip District Council is to appoint a full-time, specialist housing advisor to work directly with roadside communities to support suitable accommodation solutions.