February 2021

Press releases in February 2021 issued by Mendip District Council.

An image relating to The Census is coming this spring
Households across Mendip will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021.
An image relating to Calls for Universal Basic Income trial in Mendip
Mendip could host a Universal Basic Income trial, in a bold bid to beat poverty and inequality.
An image relating to District Council Leaders encourage residents to take once-in-a-generation chance to transform lives across Somerset
Somerset's district councils have welcomed the launch of a public consultation on the Stronger Somerset plan to deliver better jobs, affordable homes, stronger communities and a carbon zero county.
An image relating to Tough measures needed to drive down district's emissions, new report reveals
A major shift in current behaviours is required by Mendip communities to reduce CO2 emissions by 2030.
An image relating to Corporate Statement: Berkley Marsh Public Spaces Protection Order Berkley Marsh Order No. 2 - PSPO for Berkley Lane, Frome
In 2017, Mendip District Council adopted a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), a tool afforded by the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, to place concrete blocks at two locations along Berkley Lane which has contributed to curtailing the fly-tipping issue.
An image relating to New town centre schemes are unveiled
New schemes to support walking and cycling in three Somerset towns have been unveiled following the recent confirmation of approximately £450k of Government funding.
An image relating to Rainbow flag flies from Mendip this Valentine Weekend
Mendip District Council is flying a rainbow flag from its buildings in Shepton Mallet this Valentine weekend, to signal love, kindness and hope.
An image relating to Glastonbury moves closer to 'once-in-a-lifetime funding opportunity' as Town Investment Plan published
Glastonbury's much-anticipated Town Investment Plan (TIP) has been submitted to Government and published.
An image relating to Turn an empty property into someone's home during Empty Homes Week 2021
Mendip District Council's Housing Team are asking homeowners to take up the free help and advice available to bring any empty properties they own back into use.
An image relating to Council staff support local charity, Time is Precious, for another year
Mendip District Council have chosen Coleford-based 'Time is Precious' to be their Charity of the Year for the second year in a row.
An image relating to Mendip Markets to extend operating hours thanks to public support
Mendip District Council is to extend outdoor market opening times and reinstate its Saturday offer in Frome and Wells, following positive footfall figures and feedback from customers.
An image relating to Mendip helps 'Build the Future' through Apprenticeships
Mendip District Council is supporting National Apprenticeship Week, 8-14 February and this year's theme is 'Build the Future'.