Mendip Matters - 17th November

Finding time to pause and reflect seems to be a rare luxury these days. We lead busy lives, and have many distractions and demands. But on Armistice Day, and at the service of Remembrance, we still find time to come together as a nation to observe two-minutes' silence, to commemorate those who lo...

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Delivering on our climate and ecological commitments - Mendip Matters - 11th November

Before COVID-19 became a global preoccupation, the climate and ecological emergency was probably our biggest threat, and concern. Post-pandemic, it’s in sharp focus again, as the COP26 summit has demonstrated during the past fortnight.  At Mendip, your Council agreed its priorities early in 2020,...

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Heartfelt fears for local government and democracy in Somerset - Mendip Matters - 4th November

I make no apologies for an overtly political column this week. But I do need to put on record what is happening with local government in Somerset. As a reminder, the transition from five councils in Somerset to one, was not of your District Council’s making. When the COVID legislation was lifted ...

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