Don't forget, waste collections will be a day later than usual all this week after the spring bank holiday.
Recycling and rubbish collection days are also changing for some households in Mendip and South Somerset. Read about the changes and how they may affect you.

Our vision

Commissioning is how we work out what is needed, and work with everyone involved to make those things happen in the best and most cost-effective way.

Our vision is to become a commissioning driven authority. This is because this is the best way we can:

  • deliver the council’s priorities as set out in the Somerset Council Plan
  • live within our means in the face of sustained public spending cuts
  • take an informed approach to allocating and prioritising scarce resources
  • undertake the unprecedented rethinking of public services (and our relationship with the public) that is necessary at scale and at pace
  • truly understand the needs of our population and different places
  • make best use of all available resources (not just those we directly control)
  • continually challenge ourselves on the impact we are having and how well we are achieving the outcomes that matter most

Last reviewed: February 1, 2024 by Ian

Next review due: August 1, 2024

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