Reacting to the news of Saturday evening's fire at the play area at Wells Recreation Ground, Cllr Harvey Siggs, Leader of Mendip District Council, said: "It's devastating to see the damage that has been done to this fantastic new play area, just days after it was opened.
Pic: L-R Cllr Alison Gibson the Mayor of Wells, Donna Nolan Deputy Chief Exec at MDC, Cllr John North, Cllr John Osman, Cllr Jeannette Marsh and Len Sweales Wells Town Cryer.
A ground-breaking deal between five councils more than 85 miles apart has been shortlisted for a prestigious public sector award.
One of Mendip's Cabinet members attended parliament last week to address a cross-party parliamentary group on how the council deals with council tax arrears.
Mendip is showing its support for Small Business Saturday by inviting local small businesses and homemade crafters to hold a stall at their council offices.
Mendip District Council is asking for views on a new Supplementary Planning Document setting out the council's requirements when planning permission is sought for the change of use of a community facility, such as a village shop, pub or community hall, or an employment site.
Progress is being made to replace the fire-damaged structure in the new Wells Recreation Ground play area.
An early Christmas wish has been granted for shoppers and businesses in Mendip.
More than 50 new affordable homes are to be built at sites across the district, providing local people with access to quality new homes for rent or shared ownership.