It’s official! The new 0-10 yr play area at Merriman Park is now open. Keep safe and enjoy

Opening this brand new play area is the culmination of months and years of planning by the Merriman Park Group and Street Parish Council.  Ever since the first plans were drawn up for our ‘new’ park, we have wanted to renew the play equipment.  So this is a joy!  We hope that children and families will enjoy it for many years to come.  I am grateful to all those who have made this happen.  Have lots of fun everyone – Cllr. Claire Axten. Street Parish Council

The Parish Council has owned Merriman Park for the past 6 years. We are fortunate, that the park is centrally located which means its within easy reach for most families. Play parks are so important for children and families, they are a free outdoor activity, a place to socialise and have fun. With all that is happening in our current climate, we must still find reasons to have amusement and enjoyment. Hence the reason for this important investment. – Cllr. Andy Leafe. Chair of Street Parish Council.

October Council Meetings

A MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY USING ZOOM WITH REMOTE ATTENDANCE ON TUESDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2020 AT *6:30PM (PUBLIC QUESTION TIME AT 6:25 PM)

CONFIRMATION OF START TIMES FOR MEETINGS CAN BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING STREET PARISH COUNCIL ON 07927 556387 FROM 10TH SEPTEMBER, 2020.

A MEETING OF THE COUNCIL WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY USING ZOOM WITH REMOTE ATTENDANCE ON TUESDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2020 AT 7 PM (PUBLIC QUESTION TIME AT 6.55 PM)

IF ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC OR PRESS WISH TO ASK A QUESTION AT ANY MEETING THEY SHOULD EMAIL THE PARISH CLERK AT LEAST 24 HRS BEFORE THE MEETING DATE – DETAILS ABOVE, TO RECEIVE ACCESS INFORMATION.

MEETINGS WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE COUNCIL’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiwCtXUydITXA9OpDqQfvIA/videos

AGENDAS AND MINUTES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE COUNCIL’S WEBSITE www.street-pc.gov.uk

It’s started! The new 0 – 11 Yrs play area at Merriman Park is underway.

Street Parish Council have instructed Kompan to install a new play area for 0 – 11 year olds at Merriman Park. The new design ensures that users of a range of ages and abilities can learn, interact, imagine and play together.

September Council Meetings

A MEETING OF THE POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY USING ZOOM WITH REMOTE ATTENDANCE ON TUESDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2020 AT 6:00 PM Zoom link – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83794898238?pwd=dFA0Qkw3NU85MWxQTUxoYnpYUG8wQT09

A MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY USING ZOOM WITH REMOTE ATTENDANCE ON TUESDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2020 AT *6:30PM (PUBLIC QUESTION TIME AT 6:25 PM) Zoom link –

CONFIRMATION OF START TIMES FOR MEETINGS CAN BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING STREET PARISH COUNCIL ON 07927 556387 FROM 10TH SEPTEMBER, 2020.

A MEETING OF THE COUNCIL WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY USING ZOOM WITH REMOTE ATTENDANCE ON TUESDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2020 AT 7 PM (PUBLIC QUESTION TIME AT 6.55 PM) Zoom link –

IF ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC OR PRESS WISH TO ASK A QUESTION AT ANY MEETING THEY SHOULD EMAIL THE PARISH CLERK AT LEAST 24 HRS BEFORE THE MEETING DATE – DETAILS ABOVE, TO RECEIVE ACCESS INFORMATION.

MEETINGS WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE COUNCIL’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiwCtXUydITXA9OpDqQfvIA/videos

AGENDAS AND MINUTES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE COUNCIL’S WEBSITE www.street-pc.gov.uk

Reopening of Street High Street

At an extraordinary meeting of Street Parish Council, held on 25th August, it was resolved to re-open the High Street to traffic as soon as possible.  Somerset County Council has now confirmed that the traffic management put in place to facilitate the road closure will be removed on the evening of 28th August.  Therefore, Street High Street will reopen to all traffic from Saturday 29th August.

The High Street was temporarily pedestrianised to allow for social distancing as lockdown measures were eased.  It was hoped to create a safe environment to encourage people back to the High Street  and support local businesses. 

The temporary closure was due to be reconsidered at the September Council meeting, however the review was brought forward amidst safety concerns due to motorists ignoring the road closure signs, concerns raised by residents in  nearby streets that are not suitable for high volumes of traffic, and a number of local businesses reporting that they were being negatively impacted by the closure.

Street Parish Council would like to thank all those who took the time to contact the council to share their opinions and concerns.           

Vacancy West Ward Councillor

NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006 that a vacancy exist for the office of Parish Councillor in the West Ward.  The vacancy will be filled by Street Parish Council at the meeting to be held on 15th September, 2020. Suitably qualified persons are invited to submit their names and a brief personal summary to the Parish Clerk – Mrs. L.A. Ruff via email: street.parish@street-pc.gov.uk for consideration for co-option to the Council. Linda Ruff – Clerk 10.8.20

Do you Have Coronavirus Symptoms?

If you have Coronavirus symptoms of a new continuous dry cough, high temperature or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, you must self-isolate and book a test. You can book a test online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119, and you will be directed to attend your nearest testing unit.

❌ Please do not drive to a mobile testing site without prior booking. Sites available are Strode College, Street, – Bridgwater College, Taunton Cricket Ground