18 November 2019Revised Christmas waste collections
11 November 2019Surviving Winter Appeal 2019
As we head into winter, many of us face an expensive – but essential - bill for heating our homes, while many of our neighbours face a stark decision between eating and heating: a shocking one in eight households in Somerset live in fuel poverty. Thanks to the bright idea of one generous pensioner, hundreds of older people in Somerset are being supported to stay warm, safe and well every winter through Somerset Community Foundation’s Surviving Winter campaign.
The campaign encourages people who don’t need their Winter Fuel Payment to donate some or all of it to help local older people who are unable to afford to heat their homes.
Last year, over 500 elderly people living in Somerset were helped through the cold winter months, thanks to generous local donors who donated over £100,000 to Surviving Winter.
Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) are also taking part in The Big Give, and online donations to the campaign that are made during the week-long Big Give Christmas Challenge - midday Tuesday 3 December to midday Tuesday 10 December - will be doubled! So, not only will your donation be worth twice as much, but even more older and isolated people across the county will feel warmer and better connected this winter.
If you would like to donate to Surviving Winter, visit www.somersetcf.org.uk/winter or call 01749 344949.
04 November 2019November Parish Bulletin from MDC
Welcome to the November edition of the Parish Bulletin from Mendip District Council.
It contains articles on local activities, news and events, and information on different grants that are available for all sorts of different purposes and projects.
25 October 2019Somerset County Council’s highway winter service
The detailed salt route map has now been uploaded on the Travel Somerset website at www.travelsomerset.co.uk/gritting.