October 2020

Press releases in October 2020 issued by Mendip District Council.

With winter here and the clocks going back it's a timely reminder to apply for a grant or loan to save energy and money.
An image relating to Council issues Halloween and Bonfire safety advice amid COVID restrictions
Mendip District Council is urging residents to observe the COVID restrictions this Halloween, and 'remember, remember' to stay safe on Bonfire Night.
An image relating to Council welcomes new funding boost to help people sleeping rough in Mendip
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.
An image relating to Mendip upgrade makes Recycle More possible
An upgraded depot that will help transform recycling in Somerset was formally opened this week.
Mendip District Council is exploring innovative new ways to fund local projects, including options such as municipal bonds and crowdfunding.
An image relating to Council awareness scheme helps high street businesses keep customers' safe
Mendip District Council officers have been helping hospitality and retail businesses to keep-up and comply with government COVID restrictions.
An image relating to Support from local services for the financial fallout from Coronavirus
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.
An image relating to New £500 self-isolation payments to support Mendip residents
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).
An image relating to Mendip moves to protect precious Levels and Moors
Mendip District Council is taking measures to protect the Somerset Levels and Moors when determining planning applications.
An image relating to Council calls for 'engines off' on Clean Air Day - and every day!
Mendip's car drivers and businesses are being encouraged by the Council to turn their engines off while stationary.
An image relating to Plans published on Somerset's Climate Emergency following public feedback
Plans published on Somerset's Climate Emergency following public feedback.
An image relating to Wells Christmas Market 2020 cancelled due to pandemic
The 'Christmas in Wells' shopping spectacular will not take place in the city this season because of the ongoing health emergency.
An image relating to Plant bulbs now to help Mendip bee blooming marvellous next spring
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.
An image relating to New key appointments revealed in Mendip District Council reshuffle
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.
An image relating to Government receives details of Stronger Somerset proposal as plans for a fresh start move forward
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.
An image relating to Recycle More guide is on its way
Vital information about Recycle More will be landing on Mendip doormats next week.