November 2020

Press releases in November 2020 issued by Mendip District Council.

An image relating to Climate Emergency Strategy agreed by five councils in Somerset
The five councils in Somerset have been given the green light to implement the recently launched plan for Somerset to go carbon neutral by 2030.
An image relating to STATEMENT: Cabinet decision to proceed with social and affordable housing programme in Mendip is confirmed, unanimously
Following a referral back to Cabinet from Scrutiny Board, requesting Cabinet to reconsider their decision on the affordable and social housing delivery programme, Cabinet confirmed their decision taken on 2nd November 2020. That decision was to proceed with the transfer of Cemetery Lane, Street, Cranhill Car Park, Street (part only) and Norbins Road Car Park, Glastonbury to Aster Housing Group, subject to contract and planning consent, for the development of affordable and social housing.
An image relating to Mendip opens Additional Restrictions Grant scheme to give extra support local businesses
Mendip's grant scheme providing extra support for businesses affected by the current national lockdown will open from Monday for two weeks.
An image relating to Get your fuel bills down with support from Mendip and partners
Residents are encouraged to take up free professional advice on energy efficiency grants, loans and funding assistance available from Mendip District Council and its partners.
An image relating to Social and Affordable Housing Development Programme - A special meeting of Cabinet
Mendip District Council's leader and Cabinet will meet to reconsider their original decision concerning 145 social (low rent) and affordable (shared ownership) homes at four sites across the district. There have been calls to pause part of the development - in particular the 77 homes planned for Easthill in Frome - while concerns from members and the public are considered.
An image relating to Mendip supports parish tree planting at Binegar Bottom
Up to 150 trees are to be planted at Binegar Bottom in a joint venture between Mendip District Council and the Parish Council.
An image relating to Covid-safe staff
The four district councils in Somerset - Mendip, Sedgemoor, Somerset West and Taunton and South Somerset - have appointed two additional Covid wardens. They will be on hand across the area to help council staff make sure that residents and businesses are Covid-safe and to offer help and advice.
An image relating to Council's letter to landlords urges improved energy efficiency ratings
Landlords with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of less than 'E' will receive a letter from Mendip District Council over the next few weeks urging them to ensure their property has an EPC rating of E or above.
An image relating to Grant scheme to help businesses save money and the environment
A new grant has been launched which will help businesses save money and help save the environment at the same time.
An image relating to Mendip District Council issues grant support to local businesses during new national lockdown
New national business grants are being made available to support those in Mendip affected by the recent lockdown period. They are the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG)and the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG).
An image relating to Hopes of speedy transfer talks to give back Bishop's Barn and Recreation Ground to Wells
Mendip District Council and Wells City Council are progressing with talks to return two precious assets to the community.
An image relating to Woollen Poppy Eco-Wreaths Made in Mendip laid to mark Remembrance Sunday
Eco-wreaths of knitted and crocheted poppies made by residents and local florists have been laid to mark this year's Remembrance Sunday.
An image relating to Providing affordable and social housing in Mendip
Delivering homes, and a lasting legacy
An image relating to Mendip markets stay open for communities during lockdown
Mendip District Council is pleased to confirm markets will stay open across the district throughout this latest lockdown.
An image relating to Stronger Somerset's virtual sessions to build new model for Adult and Childrens' Services in the county
With the Government pressing ahead with its call for major change in the way public services are provided in Somerset, experts from across the region are coming together to help create a new way of delivering excellent, affordable and sustainable care for everyone.
An image relating to Woollen poppy eco-wreaths will mark Remembrance Sunday across Mendip
Councillors from Mendip District Council will lay eco-wreaths made by residents and florists in Mendip's City, towns and rural communities to remember those who died in the two World Wars and other conflicts.
An image relating to Social housing scheme could bring 160 new affordable homes to Mendip, with a promise of more to follow
An ambitious scheme to provide up to 160 much-needed affordable houses across five Council-owned sites in Frome, Glastonbury and Street, has been backed by Cabinet councillors.
An image relating to Warmer homes this winter as Mendip tackles fuel poverty problem
An initiative to address fuel poverty, improve energy efficiency in homes and cut carbon emissions is to be launched by Mendip District Council.
An image relating to COVID lockdown: Recycling sites stay open
Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) plans to keep the county's recycling sites open during the second COVID national lockdown announced at the weekend.