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Bus Fare Reduction from January: £2 Flat Fare

Bus Fare Reduction from January: £2 Flat Fare

Somerset Bus Partnership Welcomes Flat Rate Fare Proposals

Somerset Bus Partnership welcomes the Government's plan to provide up to £60 million, to enable bus operators to cap single adult bus fares at £2. The £2 flat fare comes in from the beginning of January and will continue through to the end of to March 2023. Most bus operators are expected to adopt the scheme.

This means millions... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 08:32 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Buses, Transport

Bird Flu Prevention Zone declared across the UK yesterday

Bird Flu Prevention Zone declared across the UK yesterday

Yesterday, DEFRA and the Animal & Plant Health Agency took the decision to declare an AIPZ across the UK as cases increase. Below are sources of guidance, as well as legally required precautions for bird owners.

AVIAN INFLUENZA (Bird Flu)

On 17 October 2022 an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone was declared by the Government across the whole of England. This was because of the increased number of cases... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 18 Oct 2022 10:25 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Avian Flu, Wildlife

Use It or Lose it - 126 & 173 Buses!

Read about the continuing threats to axe the 126 & 173 bus services and what residents should do to preserve this service.

Posted: Wed, 24 Aug 2022 12:54 by Michele Exton

Tags: Buses, Environment, Transport

Annual Parish Meeting: You're Invited!

A view across to the Mendip Hills on a spring day.

This is a special invitation to all residents to come along from 6pm to the Annual Parish Meeting in Coxley. The meeting puts aside regular council business and focuses on other interests and aspects of parish life:

We are lucky enough to have 3 great speakers, all with unique insights into different topics, and thank them for supporting the Parish Meeting! They are:

-Wiltshire's Experience of Community... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 05 Apr 2022 09:35 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Annual Parish Meeting

County Council Elections: what happens, and when

County Council Elections: what happens, and when

PERMITTED NUMBER OF COUNTY COUNCILLORS IN EACH ELECTORAL DIVISION IN MENDIP:

Frome East 2

Frome North 2

Frome West 2

Glastonbury 2

Mendip Central & East 2

Mendip Hills 2

Mendip South 2

Mendip West 2

Shepton Mallet 2

Street 2

Wells 2

If you wish to be nominated as a County Councillor...

Step 1: Forms of nomination papers may be obtained at the Election Office, Mendip Council Offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Mar 2022 06:37 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Election

Parish Council elections: what happens, when?

Parish Council elections: what happens, when?

"Communities Make Belonging Matter" - Parish Council Elections

Permitted Number of Councillors in St Cuthbert (Out) Parish:

East Ward 4

North Ward 5

South Ward 3

West Ward 5

A summary of the process leading up to and after Election Day, 5th May 2022

If you wish to be nominated as a parish councillor...

Step 1: Forms of nomination papers may be obtained at the Election Office, Mendip Council Offices, Cannards... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 10:52 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Election

Our Buses Are Under Threat

Our Buses Are Under Threat

From the Somerset Bus Partnership Team. (Image by SomersetLive)

April 2022 was meant to augur in a new era for our buses. It was the month when the £3 billion as part of Bus Back Better, National Strategy for Buses for England, could be used to improve bus services. People could be invited to abandon their cars and opt for the 'greener' option of going by bus on journeys to nearby towns and villages.... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Feb 2022 11:17 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Buses, Transport

Vehicle traced for illegal damage to Mendip Hills AONB

Vehicle traced for illegal damage to Mendip Hills AONB

Mendip Hills AONB have issued this press statement:

The driver of a vehicle illegally damaging a Scheduled Monument in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has been traced by police.

On the 25th November 2021 an off-road vehicle that had entered a Scheduled Monument illegally was found to have been abandoned. The vehicle had driven across sensitive areas of the site damaging the surface... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 06 Jan 2022 06:52 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Environment, Mendip Hills AONB

Grants for Greener Villages

Grants for Greener Villages

GRANTS FOR GREENER VILLAGES

Village communities around Wells are being offered grants of up to £500 for small environmental projects with long term benefits. The scheme has been set up by St. Cuthbert (Out) Parish Council as one of a range of initiatives developed by the council's Environment Working Group.

Group leader Cllr. Gill Pettitt said the council is strongly committed to doing all it can... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 12:10 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Environment, Wildlife

Mendip Hills Fund Open Again!!

Mendip Hills Fund Open Again!!

PRESS RELEASE FROM MENDIP HILLS AONB

Do you love the Mendip Hills and need money to get your project off the ground? The Mendip Hills Fund is now open for applications after not being able to make any awards in 2020.

The fund is supported by 'visitor-giving' schemes such as local campsites and outdoor activity centres and event organisers making a donation. As these businesses had a difficult year and... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 31 Aug 2021 12:58 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Environment, Wildlife

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