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Parish Council News for May 2019

New Parish Council takes shape:

Beckington Parish Council held its Annual Meeting on May 14th this was the first meeting of the new Council...

Public Consultation Event - 22 Frome Road

When: 5th June 2019 - 3:30pm to 7:30pm

Where: Clifford Suite, Beckington Memorial Hall

Who: Murray Planning Associates

About: Developing...

New District Councillor Elected

Beckington and Selwood now have a new District Councillor, former Beckington Parish Councillor Shannon Brooke has been elected to serve the ward....

Parish Council News for April 2019

Fly Tipping

The dumping of waste (fly tipping) and dropping of litter is illegal and both are punishable by a fine. Mendip District Council...

Parish Council News for March 2019

Annual Parish Meeting:

The Annual Parish Meeting took place on the 12th of March, this was acclaimed to have been a success as unlike the year...

Parish Council News for February 2019

The way local government is changing means County and District Councils are losing direct funding from central government and so they are making...

January Press Release

Grants to Local Organisations:

At its January meeting the Parish Council was pleased to once again be able to support the Memorial Hall committee...

October Press Release

Bus Shelters:

The project to install two bus shelters to both bus stops on Bath Road has been delayed by the normal nonsense of council bureaucracy....

September Press Release

Parish Allotments:

As reported last month, the first meeting of potential allotment holders has taken place. If you thought your name was on...

August Press Release

Annual Donations to Local Charities:

Every year the Parish Council makes some small donations to local charities that provide a service to the...

June Press Release

Parish Council Looking for a Handyman:

The Village Pump in Church Street in under the guardianship of the Parish Council. The Pump has got a...

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Parish Council News for April 2019

Fly Tipping

The dumping of waste (fly tipping) and dropping of litter is illegal and both are punishable by a fine. Mendip District Council is responsible for sweeping the streets and removing litter. The Council does not clear dumped rubbish or litter from private land, this is the responsibility of the landowner/tenant.

Your legal duty of care

Every individual and business has a duty of care over their waste, even after it has left your home or premises, and failure to take reasonable steps to do this risks prosecution and a fine.

If you or your business pay someone to take your waste away - whether by man-with-a-van, builder, gardener or other tradesperson - it is important to check if they have a waste carrier's licence. Ask to see the licence, and ensure you check where your waste will go. You can also go online to see if they are registered with the Environment Agency (call the agency on 03708 506 506).

What you can do

All homes receive regular waste and recycling collecitons and have access to bulky waste collections and a network of recycling sites throughout the county. There are also many options to allow waste to be reused and other alternatives for bulky waste collections.

All businesses are responsible for making their own arrangements to recycle or dispose of their waste and there are many companies providing these services.

Reporting it

Please use the online form to report dumped waste ( www.mendip.gov.uk/streetclean) or alternatively call 0300 303 8588 to make a report. Please note the Council does not clear dumped rubbish or litter from private land, this is the responsibility of the landowner/tenant.

We must have the following information to be able to investigate the report:

• Contact information in case we are unable to locate the dumped waste

• Location e.g. town or village and a road name

• Brief directions of how to find it

• Type of waste e.g. general litter, fly-tipping such as a fridge, sofa cushions etc

• Approximate amount of waste e.g. car boot, small van or transit van

• Is it hazardous waste e.g. chemical drums or asbestos (these will be collected by a specialist team)

If you have witnessed the illegal dumping of waste, do not disturb the site, there may be evidence that could help identify the culprits and lead to their prosecution. Please provide the following additional information:

• vehicle registration

• brief description of the vehicle/s seen fly-tipping

• brief description of the person/people seen fly-tipping

• photographic evidence if possible of the above

If you find dangerous litter, such as an empty syringe, dog fouling, or a major spillage on a public road, please report it to us.

Fly tipping is on the increase, it needs to be reported every time so that a central record can be kept of the worst areas - Please report it!

Parish News

Parish Council News for May 2019

New Parish Council takes shape:

Beckington Parish Council held its Annual Meeting on May 14th this was the first meeting of the new Council...

Public Consultation Event - 22 Frome Road

When: 5th June 2019 - 3:30pm to 7:30pm

Where: Clifford Suite, Beckington Memorial Hall

Who: Murray Planning Associates

About: Developing...

New District Councillor Elected

Beckington and Selwood now have a new District Councillor, former Beckington Parish Councillor Shannon Brooke has been elected to serve the ward....

Parish Council News for April 2019

Fly Tipping

The dumping of waste (fly tipping) and dropping of litter is illegal and both are punishable by a fine. Mendip District Council...

Parish Council News for March 2019

Annual Parish Meeting:

The Annual Parish Meeting took place on the 12th of March, this was acclaimed to have been a success as unlike the year...

Parish Council News for February 2019

The way local government is changing means County and District Councils are losing direct funding from central government and so they are making...

January Press Release

Grants to Local Organisations:

At its January meeting the Parish Council was pleased to once again be able to support the Memorial Hall committee...

October Press Release

Bus Shelters:

The project to install two bus shelters to both bus stops on Bath Road has been delayed by the normal nonsense of council bureaucracy....

September Press Release

Parish Allotments:

As reported last month, the first meeting of potential allotment holders has taken place. If you thought your name was on...

August Press Release

Annual Donations to Local Charities:

Every year the Parish Council makes some small donations to local charities that provide a service to the...

June Press Release

Parish Council Looking for a Handyman:

The Village Pump in Church Street in under the guardianship of the Parish Council. The Pump has got a...

News Archive