01 February 2019
Update from MDC on 1st February 2019

Mendip District Council’s webpage http://www.mendip.gov.uk/badweather provides information on: rough sleepers, markets, refuse collections, CAPs etc…

The council will also be Tweeting news/updates via Twitter: @MendipCouncil.

Council Access Points:

Shepton Mallet: Mendip District Council offices are open today until 2pm but only for those staff that are able to safely walk in as the Shape Mendip carpark in Shepton is currently not available.

The offices will be closed to the public until we can ensure they can easily and safely access the building.

Council Access Points:

  • Shepton Mallet: Closed
  • Frome: Closed
  • Street: Closed, as usual as Street does not open on a Friday
  • Wells: Closed
  • Glastonbury: Closed

The council will provide updates as timely as possible:  www.mendip.gov.uk/councilaccesspoints.  

Rough Sleepers:

Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) in Mendip is now active.  SWEP will continue to run until at least Sunday morning (3rd of Feb), this is being closely monitored.

Nobody needs to sleep rough in Mendip during the coldest weather. Safe and warm accommodation is available through Mendip. To access this service, call 01749 677097 as early as possible.

If you are concerned about anyone you spot sleeping rough: http://www.mendip.gov.uk/roughsleeping

Mendip Markets:

  • Shepton Mallet Friday Market, Friday 1st Feb – Closed
  • Wells Market, Saturday 2nd Feb – Closed
  • Frome Market, Saturday 2nd Feb – Closed

It is paramount that people's safety is put first and MDC apologises for any inconvenience and disappointment that this may cause.

The council will be providing updates via the MDC website, Twitter @MendipCouncil and @MendipMarkets1 and on relevant Facebook pages. 

Car Parks & Town Centres:

Idverde Street Cleansing Teams are deployed and are out gritting in town centres, this is being monitored due to the weather. 

Mendip Car Parks During Adverse Weather: http://www.mendip.gov.uk/article/4852/Adverse-Weather

Somerset Waste Partnership:

For more information on weather and waste: https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/weather-advice/

To report missed recycle/rubbish collection please visit: https://www.mendip.gov.uk/article/3151/Missed-collections

Somerset County Council:

Updates on school closures, school transport, roads and social care can be found here: https://somersetnewsroom.com/

Travel Somerset: 

Travel Somerset will be tweeting the latest travel information, so visit www.travelsomerset.co.uk or follow them on Twitter @TravelSomerset.

They will be closely monitoring road conditions, and their fleet of gritters are ready to treat the main roads when ice is predicted. Gritting updates are available at www.travelsomerset.co.uk/gritting.

For road safety advice, please visit www.somersetroadsafety.org or follow Somerset Road Safety on social media.

Met Office Website:

For the latest travel information: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/regional-forecasts/sw

Western Power Distribution: Power Cuts

www.westernpower.co.uk / https://www.westernpower.co.uk/we-are-prepared

If you or someone you know is vulnerable and are without electricity please check the Western Power Distribution Website for details, emergency information 0800 6783 105 or call 105, for general enquiries 0800 096 3080.  Twitter: @wpduk

Wales & West Utilities

If you’re having issues with your boiler in the cold weather, this is what you need to know.  Please only call @wwutilities National Gas Emergency Number if you have a gas emergency, a gas leak or suspect carbon monoxide: wwutilities.co.uk/boilerproblems or on Twitter @ @WWUtilities 

Take care and please look out for others

Take extra care and look out for others during the cold and icy weather. Look out for friends and family who may be vulnerable to the cold and ensure they have access to warm food and drinks and are managing to heat their homes adequately. 

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