May Parish Council Meetings

A MEETING OF THE POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY USING ZOOM WITH REMOTE ATTENDANCE ON TUESDAY 12TH MAY 2020 AT 6 PM

A MEETING OF THE COUNCIL WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY USING ZOOM WITH REMOTE ATTENDANCE ON TUESDAY 19TH MAY 2020 AT 6 PM

AN EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY USING ZOOM WITH REMOTE ATTENDANCE ON TUESDAY 9th JUNE 2020 AT 6.30 PM TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS TO APPLICATION NO. 2019/2946/OTS LAND WEST OF SOMERTON ROAD, STREET –

Please note this meeting has been rearranged from 26th May at 6:30pm; as further information from Somerset County Council on the transport amendments for this application have not been received.

AMENDMENT LETTER FROM PLANNING CONSULTANTS WYG – PLEASE CLICK THE LINK – https://street-pc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Planning-Consultant-letter.pdf

To view Planning Application 2019/2946/OTS please click on the link – https://publicaccess.mendip.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=Q23LYQKPK6J00

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.

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

AGENDAS AND MINUTES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE COUNCIL’S WEBSITE ON THE HOME PAGE – RECENT DOCUMENTS.

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 – street.parish@street-pc.gov.uk
THE MEETINGS WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON YOUTUBE ON THE COUNCIL’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL –
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiwCtXUydITXA9OpDqQfvIA/videos

A single phone number is now available for anyone in Somerset who needs Coronavirus-related support from their councils.

The Somerset Coronavirus Support Helpline number, 0300 790 6275, is now live and will make it easier for people access any local authority help they may need, including emotional support, in the current crisis.

It links together the district and county council contact centres and will be operating seven days a week, 8am to 6pm, making it the one number you need to remember for Coronavirus-related enquiries.

The district and county councils usual phone numbers will be running as normal alongside the new number for non-Coronavirus related issues.

The new number won’t cover medical advice, for which people will need to continue to use the 111 NHS online service and only ring 111 if they cannot get help online.

Anyone who can’t find help within their own local networks and volunteers, can use the new number to get help and advice around Personal care and support including food and delivery of prescriptions

Support for the homeless

Emotional support if you’re feeling worried or anxious

Transport to medical appointments

Waste collection and disposal

Financial support

The 0300 790 6275 number is being staffed by the five councils in Somerset and will be available seven days per week 8am – 6pm.

Callers will be asked to describe the support they require and will be connected with others for resolution.

Meanwhile, the five councils in Somerset are getting in touch with people on their data base that may be vulnerable to see if they need assistance with anything like supplies of food, help with transport and other support.

If people are interested in volunteering for example helping people out with shopping or picking up prescriptions they can go to https://www.corona-helpers.co.uk/ to register https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronav…/covid-19-latest-advice/

Street Food Bank Stock Levels

Our food bank is doing well coping with the needs of the vulnerable people in community. But we can always use your help. If you would like to help donations can be dropped off to the Salvation Army in Goswell Road on a Monday, Wednesday & Friday between 10 & 1pm.

Library Closure

In the interests of the health and wellbeing of the community, as of Thursday 19th March 2020 all public libraries in Somerset will be closed until further notice. 

During this time customers will be unable to borrow or return any items.  No overdue charges or additional hire charges will apply on any items during this time.  All reservations have been cancelled and will not be available to collect.

Please remember library services are available 24/7 at SomersetReads.co.uk where you can download e-books, audiobooks and magazines.

For updates please visit our website Somerset.gov.uk/libraries or follow us on social media:

Twitter: @SomersetLib  |  Instagram: somersetlibraries

Facebook: Somerset-Libraries-UK – most libraries have their own Facebook pages too.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience.  Please stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

STREET COMMUNITY SUPPORT INFORMATION

Street Community Support Group – find out what’s happening in Street https://www.streetcommunitygroup.org/

Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/

CORONAVIRUSSTAY AT HOME – PROTECT THE NHS – SAVE LIVES

Healthy Somerset information http://www.healthysomerset.co.uk/

Changes to health services. Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group

Somerset Survivors – working together to reduces domestic abuse in Somerset http://www.somersetsurvivors.org.uk/

Health Connections Mendip https://healthconnectionsmendip.org/mendip-directory/

https://www.mendip.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/

COVID-19 – Cyber Advice

Coronavirus/Covid19 – What you need to do!

Information and Support

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#collapsef00b3

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Park Equipment Closure

As of today, Street Parish Council have closed Merriman Park’s play equipment and Street’s Skate Park until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The move is in support of the latest guidance from the Government and Public Health England over the need for ‘social distancing’.

People are being urged to avoid gatherings in public spaces, with pubs, restaurants, leisure centres and other venues currently closed.

The advice is for people to keep at least 2m apart to make it more difficult for the virus to spread, and to help protect those at risk.

 Keep safe and thank you for your cooperation.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): maintaining educational provision

Guidance about maintaining educational provision for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England.https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision

How to stay active while you’re at home https://www.sportengland.org/news/how-stay-active-while-youre-home?utm_source=Scheme+coordinators+Autumn+2017&utm_campaign=85fa44788b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_20_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bd65075e71-85fa44788b-421971749

We are now looking for volunteers who would like to help with the following:
Delivering the leaflets below to all houses in Street over the next few days.
Making friendly phone calls to members of our community who are feeling lonely or worried.
Helping with shopping and delivery of medicines.
If this is could be you please ring one of the numbers on the leaflet. #SupportingStreet