Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 27 May means all rubbish and recycling collections will be one day later that week, including Friday collections taking place on Saturday 1 June.
Recycling and rubbish collection days are changing for some households in Mendip and South Somerset. Read about the changes and how they may affect you.


East Somerset’s wonderful scenery ranges from the limestone Mendip Hills, to the tranquil Somerset Levels, providing fascinating walks and cycle rides.

Mendip has something to offer everyone – individually distinctive towns and villages, Wells – the smallest city in England, areas of outstanding natural beauty, sites of historical significance and many tourist attractions and events throughout the year.

Highlights include Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury Tor, Wells and the Mendip Hills.

The Visit Somerset website provides a wealth of information for visitors and residents, including places of interest, things to do and places to stay.

The Mendip AONB website has all the information you need to make the most of a visit to the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Information Centres

Each of East Somerset’s main towns and city offer a wide range of information and advice on places to visit, events and accommodation.

For further information about a specific town please select the relevant website to visit:

For all general visitor related enquiries to the East Somerset area, please contact us

Mendip Tourism Strategy

The Mendip Tourism Strategy provides a vision and objectives, with priority focus on sustainable and cultural tourism. This strategy will be aligned with a Somerset wide tourism offer and strategy as part of becoming one Unitary authority.

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Mendip Tourism Strategy

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Last reviewed: May 1, 2024 by Daniel

Next review due: November 1, 2024

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