December 2020

Press releases in December 2020 issued by Mendip District Council.

An image relating to Michael Eavis praises NHS and volunteers after receiving the Covid-19 vaccination
Somerset dairy farmer and founder of the Glastonbury Festival, Michael Eavis, 85, received his Covid-19 vaccination on New Year's Eve and is looking forward to a better 2021 for everyone.
An image relating to Leisure facilities close as Mendip moves to Tier 4
Fusion Lifestyle, the charity that operates leisure facilities in the Mendip area, has had to close its doors temporarily as the district moves to Tier 4 restrictions.
An image relating to O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree
Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is asking people to plan ahead and say a green goodbye to their Christmas trees and other festive waste.
An image relating to Town centre traffic schemes to continue over festive season
Measures to support social distancing and the reopening of high streets in towns across Somerset will remain in place throughout the rest of December and will be reviewed again in the New Year.
An image relating to A statement regarding a pause on land adjoining Easthill Cemetery, Frome
A statement regarding a pause on land adjoining Easthill Cemetery, Frome
An image relating to Mendip District Council Appoints Carter Jonas on Energy Investment Scheme
Mendip District Council (the Authority) has selected national property consultancy, Carter Jonas, on a new mandate pursuing energy investment opportunities to drive commercial return and help support the delivery of its climate emergency objectives across the Council and District.
An image relating to Keeping Mendip residents active throughout the festive season with Fusion
Fusion Lifestyle, the charity that operates leisure facilities in the Mendip area, has announced its seasonal offering to help keep Mendip residents active this Christmas - including a new online service and a free gym pass for all!
An image relating to Connect over the festive period to help alleviate loneliness in Mendip
Christmas is undoubtedly going to look different this year. Many people may find themselves isolated, spending the festive period alone.
An image relating to Voting safely at next year's elections
On Thursday 6 May, 2021, Mendip residents will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at various elections: the postponed Police Crime Commissioner Election, County Council Elections and various City/Parish/Town Council elections.
An image relating to Council leaders seek Government support on phosphate requirements
The leaders of all four districts councils in Somerset have called on the Government for support following recent Natural England advice concerning unacceptable levels of phosphates in the Somerset Levels and Moors.
An image relating to Coronavirus Helpline passes 10,000 calls since start of lockdown
Somerset's Coronavirus Helpline has received more than 10,000 calls since its launch in April, signposting residents to a huge range of vital support such as emergency food parcels, prescription collections and hospital transport.
An image relating to Councils back Stronger Somerset proposal which now heads to Government
Somerset's four District Councils have overwhelmingly backed the Stronger Somerset proposal for a fresh start for the county.
An image relating to Mendip's Big (Greener) Community Switch launches
Now is the time for residents to sign up to the Winter Big Community Switch for simple, easy switching of energy providers.
An image relating to Free festive parking in Mendip to support businesses, residents and visitors
Shoppers, visitors and businesses will benefit from free parking in the run up to Christmas.
An image relating to Mendip's Disabled Facilities Grant delivers life changing improvements for David
A man with cerebral palsy is encouraging people who are living with a disability to check if they are eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant.