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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]

Discretionary help towards Council Tax and Rent payments


Are you suffering exceptional circumstances? We may be able to offer short term extra help for your rent via Discretionary Housing Payments or an Exceptional Hardship Payment towards your Council Tax.

An Exceptional Hardship Policy has been set up by the Council to assist customers in receipt of Council Tax Support who are facing 'exceptional hardship'. The Policy has been created to provide further financial assistance where the customer is in receipt of Council Tax Support but the level of support being paid by the Council does not meet their full council tax liability;

Discretionary Housing Payments (known as DHP's) provide customers in receipt of Housing Benefit or Universal Credit with additional with housing costs (rent).

For further details of the scope of these policies and how decisions are made please refer to related documents below.

Discretionary Housing Payments Policy 2017 [3.93MB] Exceptional Hardship Policy 2017-2018 [3.68MB]