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Wells hospitality : New £250k funding boost open now!

Posted: 25.01.22 by Mendip District Council Local News



Mendip District Council has paid out millions to support local businesses during the pandemic. Now news of another funding stream is opening for appli...

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PCC police poll shows real divide on whether residents would be prepared to spend more on policing

Posted: 25.01.22 by The Editor Local News



PCC Mark Shelford’s Police Tax survey closed on Friday 21 January with over 5,600 local people responding to the consultation. Local people ...

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Wells Vineyard boost as Chair of Mendip donates £1,200 to local good causes

Posted: 25.01.22 by Mendip District Council Local News



Chair of Mendip District Council, Cllr Helen Sprawson-White, has donated £1,200 to local charities across the district using money from the Chair’s...

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Mendip marks Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

Posted: 25.01.22 by Mendip District Council Local News



Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place on 27th January. It’s a day which commemorates victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. Mendi...

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Mendip staff raise £1.4k for ‘Time is Precious’ throughout pandemic

Posted: 25.01.22 by Mendip District Council Local News



Mendip District Council staff have raised a total of £1,459 for their Staff Charity of the Year, Time is Precious. Every year, Council staff nomi...

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Winter fly-tipping warning for South West landowners as incidents rise

Posted: 24.01.22 by The Editor Local News



A rural insurance expert is urging South West farmers and landowners to take extra steps to protect themselves against fly-tipping this winter, with l...

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Family wake to home full of smoke as Wells fire service called out

Posted: 23.01.22 by The Editor Local News



Wells fire service were out earlier today (January 23) Fire control received a call from a member of the public who had woken up to a house filled ...

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Director dismissed over claims she used council staff to work on her private vineyard

Posted: 21.01.22 by By Local Democracy Reporter Daniel Mumby Local News



A senior council officer in Somerset was dismissed following allegations that she used council staff to build glamping pods, lay turf and remove a dea...

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Wells carnival take note : Four Somerset carnivals thrown lifeline as councillors approve plans for new construction shed

Posted: 20.01.22 by By Local Democracy Reporter Daniel Mumby Local News



Four Somerset carnivals have been thrown a lifeline by councillors after controversial plans for a new construction shed were narrowly approved. Th...

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Five Catholic primaries, including one in Wells set for academy status

Posted: 18.01.22 by By Local Democracy Reporter Daniel Mumby Local News



Five Catholic primary schools across Somerset will become academies under new proposals put forward by the Department for Education (DfE). Schools ...

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