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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

Garden Waste collections suspended for 6 weeks

Garden Waste collections suspended for 6 weeks

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

Tags: Recycling

Broadband - your views and experience count!

A laptop user with a connected smartphone

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

Tags: Broadband, infrastructure

Anger over Green Lane Closure in Wookey Hole

View across fields from the village end of Green Lane

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

Tags: Environment, Footpaths

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