Press releases in October 2020 issued by Mendip District Council.
Mendip District Council is urging residents to observe the COVID restrictions this Halloween, and 'remember, remember' to stay safe on Bonfire Night.
Mendip District Council is set to receive a new government funding grant to help provide housing and support for people sleeping rough in the District.
Mendip District Council is exploring innovative new ways to fund local projects, including options such as municipal bonds and crowdfunding.
Mendip District Council officers have been helping hospitality and retail businesses to keep-up and comply with government COVID restrictions.
The Covid 19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the nation's health, but as we head into autumn and winter, there's growing concern too about its effects on people's jobs and finances. Recent research by Citizens Advice show that one in 9 adults in the country have now fallen behind with their bills as a result of Coronavirus.
A new £500 cash payment, intended to make it easier for people who can't afford to self-isolate for up to 14 days, is available to Mendip residents from today (Monday, 12th October).
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.
A new Deputy Chair for Mendip District Council was appointed at a virtual meeting of the Full Council (30th September). Cllr Nick Cottle, who represents Glastonbury St Edmund's ward, said: "This is great news. I'm looking forward to the challenge!" He replaces Cllr Bente Height who was thanked for her support to the Chair during the past 16 months.
With any new potential land development, a number of key surveys must take place before work can begin. This includes an ecological site survey to help minimise any impact on biodiversity and disturbance to habitats.
The draft Stronger Somerset proposal has now been submitted to Government to keep key ministers up to date with our ambitious plan for a better future.