AVAILABLE FINANCIAL HELP

The Household Support Fund can provide short-term urgent financial help to Somerset residents who are struggling to afford household essentials. UTILITY ENERGY REBATE As part of the government’s initiative to help households with rising energy costs, a £150 Utility Energy Rebate has been announced for certain households. More information can be found on the MDC website Most…

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

For discussion at the August 2022 meeting Proposal: Change of use of existing barns into three holiday let units (retrospective) Location: Upper Vobster Farm Application type: Full retrospective Application Number: 2022/0979/FUL Proposal: Alder along riverside. Reduce in height by 50% (10 meters max) to stabilise and prevent failure.Location: Land At 372852 148931 Top Lane Mells…

MENDIP DISTRICT COUNCIL – NEWS

SOMERSET SUSTAINABLE LAND MANAGEMENT SERIES (posted 5 July) Mendip District Council is working in partnership with The Farm Carbon Toolkit looking at better understanding agricultural emissions and mitigation measures. The Council is hosting sessions aimed at land owners across the whole of Somerset, delivered by The Farm Carbon Toolkit, who will provide an introduction and…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL HEALTH UPDATE – Click on the date for this week’s update – 4 August WHO CARES FOR CARERS??? Carers A5 Poster 2022  SOMERSET HEALTH AND WELLBEING ADVISORY NETWORK UPDATE – COVID UPDATE AND OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION (Posted 25 July 2022) Healthy Somerset website where all the courses we are currently offering can…

ENVIRONMENT – WILDLIFE, ECOLOGY, CLIMATE

  Are your local community spaces full of amazing wildlife?   Could you, your friends and your neighbours be our eyes on the ground keeping watch over what’s happening to wildlife populations on your doorstep?  If so, then please come along to our special FREE virtual event to find out how you can put YOUR community and its wildlife on our nature recovery…

ROAD CLOSURE NOTICES

Temporary Road Closure: ttro869460ME – MI – Lipyeate Cross, Coleford Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=128538903 and the link for the Notice 2:https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1111/03-notice-2_128538903_3470159_822422f63d.pdf The order becomes effective on 25th August 2022 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 29th August 2022 and last for 5 days to enable Milestone Infrastructure to carry out…

SOMERSET – TRAVEL

(Posted: 7 July 2022) A new online travel planner is now available which is particularly useful for those using public transport and/or residents without easy access to a car. The website also carries information on demand responsive and community transport and has a community board for car sharing. Planning a journey in Somerset? Think Travel…

SOMERSET WASTE PARTNERSHIP MONTHLY NEWS

Somerset Waste Partnership briefing with key information on the below items. SWP Briefing 2022 08 AUG final 01 AUGUST NEWS – with details of the success of Somerset’s first Reuse Week, a warning of possible recycle collection delays, where the Fixy reuse van is headed this month, and August Bank Holiday changes.  It also contains…