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January 2023

Press releases in January 2023 issued by Mendip District Council.

Citizens Advice Mendip launch new advice point kiosks

Citizens Advice Mendip are opening up new 'self-service' kiosks that let you contact an adviser by email or phone, or access information on the Citizens Advice website.

Business mentors needed to help Somerset thrive

An ambitious mentoring programme is being launched to make the expertise of the county's most knowledgeable business-people available to businesses across Somerset.

Somerset flooding threat is no longer a major incident

Issued jointly by the Environment Agency, Somerset County Council, Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset West and Taunton Council, Mendip District Council and South Somerset District Council.

Mendip marks Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place on 27 January. It's a day which commemorates victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.

Levelling-up announcement

Mendip District Council submitted two Levelling-Up Fund Bids, working together with other District Councils.

Somerset unitary plan praised by Local Government Association

An expert team from the Local Government Association (LGA) has commended work to create a new unitary council on 1 April this year.

Somerset switches on to repair and reuse

Somerset's Fixy project is successfully switching more people on to the idea of repair and reuse of electricals, a survey has found.

Major incident declared over flood risk in Somerset

Issued jointly by the Environment Agency, Somerset County Council, Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset West and Taunton Council, Mendip District Council and South Somerset District Council.

New soft seating skips at Somerset sites

Saying "so long" to an old sofa? Somerset's recycling sites now have a separate skip for disposal of upholstered home furniture.

Work underway to review office and customer access buildings for new Somerset Council

With fewer than 100 days to go until the launch of the new unitary Somerset Council on 1 April 2023, work is underway to understand where offices and customer service delivery points might be situated.

Council seeks Independent Persons for Ethical Standards role

Are you able to act objectively, impartially and in confidence, making reasoned judgements based on evidence?

Last chance to apply to the Shape Mendip Lottery Fund

The Shape Mendip Lottery Community Fund is currently open for groups to apply for up to £1000 - but not for much longer, as the deadline looms on 15 January!

Condolences: Alvin Horsfall, Former County, District and Town Councillor and Former Mayor of Frome

Alvin Horsfall was a Mendip District Councillor from May 2005 until May 2019 and served the Frome Keyford Ward.

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