News in Glastonbury

The details of the Sweet Track support line

A telephone support line has been set up for the people of Glastonbury who need a listening ear during the coronavirus crisis lockdown.

The Sweet Track Counselling Agency CIC, which is based in the town, has set up the temporary phone support service for those who are needing someone to talk with during this difficult time of isolation and uncertainty that the coronavirus presents.

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The latest Department of Work and Pensions figures have been released

Hundreds more people in Mendip are claiming Universal Credit, figures show, as the effects of the coronavirus shutdown begin to be seen on Glastonbury's economy.

With millions of people out of work across the UK, benefits experts Turn2us said the nation's welfare state is "creaking round the seams" as it urged the Government to remove the five-week wait for claimants' first monthly Universal Credit payment.

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Glastonbury Town Council has called for an inquiry into the safety of 5G before it changes its principle of opposing the roll-out of the technology.

Following six months of investigation, the town council has resolved unanimously to adopt the recommendations of its 5G Advisory Committee, which was set up in 2019 to explore the safety of 5G technology.

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The entrance to the site in Butleigh (Photo: Google Street View)

Two barns in Butleigh will be converted into homes if plans submitted to Mendip District Council are given the go-ahead.

Two planning applications for prior approval for a proposed change of use of agricultural buildings to a dwellinghouse (Class C3) and for associated operational development at Reservoir Barns, Reynald's Way, Butleigh, have been submitted by Angus Macdonald.

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