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Christmas and New Year in Sedgemoor

Sedgemoor District Council will remain open for business as usual during the holiday period on all days except bank holidays.

Rubbish and recycling collections will be two days later from Monday 25th to Friday 29th December, and one day later between Monday 1st to Friday 5th January. A Bank Holiday Collection leaflet from the Somerset Waste Partnership is available here: Icon for pdf Christmas & New Year Refuse Collections 2017/2018 [22.09KB]

Fraud and corruption

Sedgemoor District Council takes all forms of Fraudulent or corrupt behaviour, whether internal or external, very seriously.

This is supported through the provision of an Anti-fraud and Corruption Strategy, an on site team of specialist Benefit Fraud Investigators and the Internal Audit section who work to ensure fairness.

The Council has recently introduced new Protocols on the receipt of gifts and hospitality by employees and Members of Sedgemoor District Council. Copies of both Protocols are available at the bottom of this page. The Standards Committee is responsible for overseeing these Protocols and will receive reports from the Council's Monitoring Officer every six months.

Benefit Fraud

Benefit fraud is a crime. Report it now.

Fraud - Frequently asked questions

What is Fraud? How do I report Fraud? What about Fraud within the Council? Can I report fraud anonymously? What sort of thing should I report? Do you have a question about Fraud / corruption? Find the answers here.

Fraud or corruption of Council services

The Council is committed to the highest possible standards of openness, probity and accountability. In line with that commitment the Council encourages employees and others with serious concerns about any aspect of the Council's work to come forward and voice those concerns, in line with our Anti-Fraud and Corruption Strategy.

Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy [314.28KB] Protocol for staff gifts [95.15KB] Guidance for Members on gifts and hospitality [90.61KB]