Save time, money and mess with a garden waste collection

SWP garden waste collection1Love gardening but dislike the time, mess and cost of putting garden waste in your car and driving to the recycling site? The fast, clean and cheap alternative is a subscription to your district council’s efficient garden waste collection service. Time is running out to get the best value from the service, as most subscriptions start on 1 April. You can join the service during the year, but the full fee will apply. Full story: Read more

Grants still available to reduce risk of flooding

Flood Grants.pngHome owners and businesses in Mendip who were directly affected by flooding last winter are being reminded they can still apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to help reduce the risk of flooding of their properties in the future. The Government-funded Repair and Renew Grant scheme can provide grants for additional flood resilience or flood resistance measures for homes and businesses that have been hit by the floods, over and above repairs that would normally be covered by insurance. 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