Councillor Vacancy for North Ward


North Ward of the Parish of Street

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that following the resignation of Peter Goater, a casual vacancy has arisen in the office of councillor for the North Ward of the Parish of Street.

If, within 14 days* after the date of this notice, a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT by TEN electors for the said Ward, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by the Parish Council by co-option.

It should be noted that, if an election is requested, a poll cannot currently take place until 6 May 2021 as a result of the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020.

Linda Ruff

Parish Clerk

Dated :     22nd February, 2021

* In computing any period of time for this purpose the following must be disregarded:

  • a Saturday or Sunday,
  • Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday, or
  • a day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning


Accessing food & essential supplies

Food shopping
If you’re able to leave your home and are not self-isolating. Supermarkets and other food retailers remain open and you can shop for food and other essentials in person unless you are self-isolating.
Supermarkets have increased the number of delivery slots available in order to meet demand during the pandemic. They are continuing to work with government to prioritise access to online delivery slots for the vulnerable, and are disinfecting trolleys and baskets to protect you.
If you need to go to the supermarket, you should:
Shop alone where possible, as this will reduce the number of contact points between people
Follow social distancing guidance in store – this means staying more than 2 metres from people you don’t live with (unless you have formed a support or childcare bubble with them)
Wash your hands before and after visiting stores
Wear a face covering over both your nose and mouth at all times, unless you have an exemption
Follow markings and advice in stores
Try to plan what your household and anyone you are supporting needs for a number of days ahead so that your trips to buy food and essentials are as infrequent as possible
For further information, please click on the link below.

Coronavirus Helpline Remaining Open Over The Festive Season


The Coronavirus Helpline remains open over the festive season. It’s there to provide help for anyone in Somerset who may need additional support.

Residents are reminded they can call 0300 790 6275 if they need any help themselves or are concerned about relatives or neighbours. Lines are open seven days a week between 8am and 6pm.

Our services will be closed for the statutory Bank Holidays over the festive season. But you can still access information on

SCC Opening times