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
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
Somerset Waste Partnership have reluctantly announced the temporary cancellation of garden waste collections.
The cancellation begins on 2nd August and restarts in the week commencing 13th September.
Please read their bulletin HERE to find out about what you can do as customers as alternatives and their explanation.
Posted: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:27 by Lisa Pool
This overview explains the Government's consultation on broadband connectivity. Across the parish, there is likely to be a range of experiences so please do find time to inform HM Government how things are for you! (Image: pexels.com)
The Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) wants to hear views and experiences of consumers' broadband connectivity in rural areas. In addition, DCMS... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 08:25 by Lisa Pool
A Mendip farmer's decision to close a well used local walking trail has been met with complaints and vandalism to his closure signs.
Green Lane, which runs up to the hills from the riding stables at Wookey Hole, is not a public right of way but has been used by walkers for generations.
Martin Edwards, of Higher Pitts Farm, Priddy, said he locked the gate for safety reasons after the wooded lane was blighted... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 02 Feb 2021 06:15 by Lisa Pool
From Monday 1st February, recycling teams will begin collections from 6am, rather than 7am.
All household kerbside collections - recycling, garden waste and rubbish - will begin at 6am to step up staff and customer safety whilst Lockdown restrictions continue.
Find out more about the difficulties facing Recycling Team bubbles where any positive Covid-19 testing is identified, and the challenges it puts... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 14:09 by Lisa Pool
Somerset Waste Partnership hope to keep 16 sites across Somerset open for essential visits.
Standard winter hours apply at all sites and Covid-secure procedures are in effect, but SWP urge customers only to visit if the trip is really essential.
Please click on the full Press Release for further details
Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 10:09 by Lisa Pool
The census will take place on 21st March 2021. It is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to gather a detailed 'snapshot' of the population of Somerset and its characteristics. The information collected is extremely important because it is used in planning and funding local services in our area, such as health, education and transport.
Please read the full Press Release on the dedicated website page.
The Census... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 07:34 by Lisa Pool
The trees from The Woodland Trust are being delivered today and the Easton Wildlife Group are planning a socially-distanced planting at the weekend.
A massive well done to the group and for Cllr Newington acting as overseer!
Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2020 12:43 by Lisa Pool