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.


Community Safety coordinates a range of activities in partnership with Avon and Somerset Police, Devon and Somerset Fire service, housing associations, and other related partners. This is to reduce crime and disorder and anti-social behaviour to make Somerset a safer place to live, work and visit.

Community Safety Partnership

Under section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, all Local Authorities have a legal duty to do all they can to reduce crime and disorder.

Somerset Council, together with the Police, Fire and Rescue Service, Clinical Commissioning Groups and the Probation Trust have a duty to work in partnership to tackle crime and disorder along with anti-social behaviour, drug and alcohol abuse and reducing reoffending. As well as this, authorities are required to participate in a Community Safety Partnership and to produce a Community Safety Partnership Plan.

We deliver these duties through our membership in the Safer Somerset Community Safety Partnership. For more information on the partnership, please visit our Safer Communities page.

Safer Somerset Community Safety Partnership has a duty to cooperate with the Police and Crime Commissioner. Please visit Avon and Somerset Police for more information.

Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-social behaviour is a term that is applied to a wide range of activity. Reports of anti-social behaviour will be used as intelligence gathering and will help to tackle anti-social behaviour together within the community.

You can find out more about anti-social behaviour and how to report it on Anti-Social Behaviour – report it here

Last reviewed: May 1, 2024 by Daniel

Next review due: November 1, 2024

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