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.


We have a vision for Somerset. Over the next ten years we want all organisations to work together as a partnership to create:

  • A thriving and productive Somerset that is ambitious, confident and focused on improving people’s lives
  • A county of resilient, well-connected and safe and strong communities working to reduce inequalities
  • A county infrastructure that supports affordable housing, economic prosperity and sustainable public services
  • A county and environment where all partners, private and voluntary sector, focus on improving the health and wellbeing of all our communities

This vision is owned by all of us. We want to work together to improve the lives of our residents. We will only achieve this if we work with partners across the county, and with Somerset’s residents and communities.

Our priorities

Our four priorities for improving the lives of our residents are:

  1. A county infrastructure that drives productivity, supports economic prosperity and sustainable public services
  2. Safe, vibrant and well-balanced communities able to enjoy and benefit from the natural environment
  3. Fairer life chances and opportunity for all
  4. Improved health and wellbeing and more people living healthy and independent lives for longer

The following strategies drive forward the work of the committee in common:

Improving Lives Strategy 2019-2028

Integrated Health and Care Strategy for Somerset

What the Committee in Common does

Our committee in common looks at people’s health and social care needs together, as well as taking into account the bigger picture – things like transport, housing, jobs and leisure – so that services truly help people stay healthy and independent.

Members of the committee in common must look at the evidence of what works best to help target plans and resources. To help do this, the board publishes Joint Strategic Needs Assessments.

Information about future dates of meetings and past minutes of meetings

More information on the Somerset Health and Wellbeing and Integrated Care Partnership Committee in common

District Council Health and Wellbeing Strategy support

Mendip District Council – Working to support the Somerset Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Somerset Strategic Housing Framework Workshop Summary 2017

Last reviewed: July 21, 2023 by William

Next review due: January 21, 2024

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