Council staff hard at work as music’s biggest party comes to town

With one of the world’s biggest parties set to take place in Mendip later this month, the council’s staff are preparing to do their bit to ensure the event passes off as safely as possible. Each year, a town the size of Bath temporarily sets up camp in the middle of the beautiful Mendip countryside for one of the world’s most famous music festivals – Glastonbury. Full story: Read more

Latest round of community energy saving scheme gets under way

Mendip District CouncilThe latest round of an innovative new scheme which aims to tackle fuel poverty by saving local people money on their energy bills is about to begin. Collective Energy Switching – which is backed by Mendip District Council – is when consumers get together to negotiate a group deal with gas and electricity suppliers, with a third party actively negotiating a better tariff on behalf of the group through an auction process. Full story: Read more