March 2021

Press releases in March 2021 issued by Mendip District Council.

An image relating to Mendip Markets open for Easter essentials
Mendip Markets are running in Shepton Mallet, Wells and Frome across the Bank Holiday weekend.
An image relating to Council staff book 30,000 Coronavirus vaccines for Somerset residents
More than 30,000 local people have been contacted and invited for a Covid-19 vaccination by staff from Somerset's five councils.
An image relating to  All change for Easter waste
Every household in Somerset will have Easter waste collection day changes but recycle sites will stay open, Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has announced.
An image relating to Outdoor exercise classes spring up again in Mendip
Fitness fans in Wells and Frome will be delighted to discover that group exercise will restart again from today (Monday 29th March).
An image relating to Spring clean your energy bills with the Big Community Switch
Save money and reduce your carbon footprint this spring by switching energy suppliers through the iChoosr Big Community Switch.
An image relating to How Covid-wardens are helping businesses get ready to re-open safely
With the gradual easing of lockdown rules over the next few weeks, the four district councils in Somerset - Mendip, Sedgemoor, Somerset West and Taunton and South Somerset - have appointed an additional three Covid wardens, bringing the total number up to five that serve all districts. 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 and to help businesses to re-open in a safe manner for shoppers, their staff and customers.
An image relating to Funding for energy efficiency
Over £1.3m will be coming into the districts of Sedgemoor, Mendip, Somerset West and Taunton and South Somerset to improve the energy efficiency of social housing and owner-occupied homes in Somerset.
An image relating to Notice of election published for councils in Mendip
Formal 'notice of election' of the forthcoming Town, City and District Council by-elections was published on Monday 22 March 2021.
An image relating to Council to observe one-minute silence on National Day of Reflection
Mendip District Council will take part in a National Day of Reflection on 23rd March (today), to mark the anniversary of the first UK lockdown.
An image relating to Electric vehicle charging points mark significant step towards sustainable travel
Electric charging points are set to be installed in Mendip District Council-owned car parks for the first time ever - encouraging drivers to switch from fossil-fuelled vehicles, to cleaner electric ones.
An image relating to Residents urged to complete their Census
Census letters, with unique access codes, are starting to arrive on residents' doorsteps for them to complete the online questionnaire.
An image relating to Voters urged to register in time to have their say in May
On Thursday 6 May residents in Mendip will have their say on who represents them at the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner election. The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is the person who oversees your local police force and ensures they are prioritising what matters to you.
An image relating to Mendip District Council and Mendip Hills AONB partnership plant 500+ trees
Mendip District Council is to enable the planting of more than 500 trees with the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Unit.
An image relating to Recover, Restart & Grow
Eastern Somerset Business Support Week 15th - 19th March
An image relating to Mendip's multi-user paths project to transform travel, gains momentum
A pioneering project to make it easier, healthier and safer for Mendip residents to travel across the district, has moved to its next exciting stage.
An image relating to Shepton Mallet Market moves during town centre revamp
The Shepton Mallet Friday Market is relocating while regeneration work takes place in the popular Mendip town.
An image relating to  Mendip poised to transfer treasured Bishops Barn back to Wells
Plans to return Wells' historic 15th century Bishops Barn and recreation ground back to the local community have taken a significant step forward.
An image relating to Fair pay promise for council staff at Mendip
Mendip District Council will adopt the Real Living Wage from 1st April 2021.