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December 2022

Press releases in December 2022 issued by Mendip District Council.

Mendip District Council's response to High Court Judgement on Local Plan

Mendip District Council has learnt that following Judicial Review proceedings in the High Court, some of the sites allocated for housing development in its Local Plan Part II will need to be reconsidered.

Thanks to Fixy

More than 2,000 people have been introduced to the world of repair and reuse thanks to Somerset's Fixy project.

Multi-user path in Westbury-Sub-Mendip open in time for Christmas

A new stretch of the Strawberry Line is open to walkers in the Mendip village of Westbury-Sub-Mendip to enjoy this Christmas - and beyond.

'Christmas in Wells' is a sell-out success

Traders who set up stall in Wells for a festive mega-market at the weekend watched their stock sell out, as thousands descended on the city to take part in the traditional local shopping bonanza.

Mendip Lottery makes difference to communities

The Shape Mendip Lottery Community Fund is currently open for groups to apply for up to £1000.

First Glastonbury Town Deal project secures planning permission

The first Glastonbury Town Deal project has successfully progressed through the planning process, with initial works now likely to begin in early 2023.

Let's celebrate Winter Solstice at Glastonbury Tor by looking after this special place and each other

People planning to celebrate the Winter Solstice at Glastonbury Tor are being encouraged to play their part in ensuring there's minimal disruption and damage to the ancient site.

New branding for Somerset Council confirmed

The new branding for many of Somerset's public services was confirmed at a meeting of Somerset County Council's Executive today (14 December 2022), with the approval of a brand for the new Somerset Council. The new brand will begin to appear on council services from April next year when the new unitary Council comes into existence.

Christmas market in Wells all set to be 'a festive hit'

It's just days away! This weekend sees the much-anticipated return of 'Christmas in Wells', the city's annual seasonal market.

Free festive parking across Mendip

Mendip shoppers, visitors and businesses can enjoy free parking during the run up to Christmas and on New Year's Day.

Make a date with your festive collections

Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is asking residents to plan ahead and be ready for changes to collections this festive fortnight.

New branding announced for Somerset Council

Somerset residents will get their first sight of the new branding for council services in the county today as papers are published ahead of Somerset County Council's Executive next week.