Public Consultations on the Neighbourhood Plan Continue.

Following on from last week’s public consultation stall at the Street Market in Farm Road, look out for Theo Litston, the Neighbourhood Plan Officer for Street, and members of Street Parish Council walking around the Market this week as it descends upon the High Street on Thursday the 12th of July. The team will be asking Street residents what they think about hard hitting issues such as housing, employment and whether we should build a statue of the Ichthyosaur on the Street bypass roundabout (as suggested by a resident at the last public consultation).

The Neighbourhood Plan enables communities to affect change in their community. Your input is vital to a successful, sustainable future for Street.

We want to hear what YOU think! The Neighbourhood Plan for Street.

This week, on 5th July, Theo Litston, Street Parish Council’s new Neighbourhood Plan Officer, will be asking the people of Street for their opinions on housing, employment, green spaces and other land uses in Street. He will have a stall in the market which will be in Farm Road from 1pm until 8pm.

The Neighbourhood Plan enables communities to affect change in their community. Your input is vital to a successful, sustainable future for Street.

New weekly market in Street

Shoppers in Street, Somerset, can rejoice, as a new weekly market is set to launch later this month.

 The new market is set to launch on Thursday 14 June with the stalls trading weekly in the High Street and Farm Road on alternate weeks from 9am to 4pm. On the first Thursday of the month, the market will run in the afternoon/evening running from 1pm to 8pm.

 Cllr Nigel Taylor, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Services and Community Health, said: “We hope that this market is going to offer something a little different for shoppers, it’s the first time that Mendip has run a regular evening market.

 “The weekly market alternating between Farm Road and the High Street will be an added bonus to the retail experience already available in Street and we believe it will become a well-established Mendip Market, adding to the ones already run in Frome, Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet and Wells each week.”

 The market will host of mix of stalls, from everyday basics to artisan food and treats to tempt everyone, familiar stalls from other Mendip markets will be present but the team are looking for new traders to add to the mix.

 The markets team are always looking for traders who can offer something different at their markets, for the Street market the team are keen to hear from producers of good food. If you are interested in becoming a trader, please contact the council’s market team on 0300 303 8588 and ask to speak to the markets officer or email markets@mendip.gov.uk

 To find out more about the market, visit: www.mendip.gov.uk/streetmarket

 

 

Parkrun in Street

Hi local Club/local parkrun

We have some exciting news for the local running community.  I am writing to all local clubs and parkruns.

As you may be aware Street parkrun in Somerset starts this coming Saturday.

The core team, Land owners and funders have invested a lot of time and effort into bringing the event to fruition.

UK wide, Inaugural parkruns have become a phenomenon and this is great but numbers can swell to over 600 when the core team is at its most inexperienced and volunteers pool at its smallest.  Inaugural seekers will come from all over the UK.  In addition, funders and Land owners may be present to watch.

We would kindly request you ask your club members not to run the first event but celebrate Street parkrun at the second event on 12th May. If your club members/parkrunners are very keen to be present at the first event, please can they help by volunteering. They need to register at www.parkrun.com, if they have not already done so, and email streetoffice@parkrun.com.

Next Generation Somerset Awards 2018

WELCOME TO THE NEXT GENERATION SOMERSET AWARDS | 2018

The Next Generation Somerset Awards will recognise those who excel in educating and training our young people. There will also be awards to recognise young people’s achievements and employers who invest in their people.

 

The awards are set to take place on June 5, 2018, at Westlands Yeovil.

  • Apprentice of the year
  • Apprentice Employer of the Year – small business
  • Apprentice Employer of the Year – large business
  • Staff Development Award
  • Outstanding Commitment to Training

For more information, please click on the link

Code Club Needs You!

Code Club Needs You!

Would you like to help run a code club?

Come to our meeting!

Where? Street Library

Date?   Wednesday 21st March

Time?   4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteers and educators who run free coding clubs for children and young people. We are part of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a charity which works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world.

Our meetups are fun, friendly and informal gatherings for teachers, community leaders, volunteers and anyone interested in finding out more about what we do.

If you are already running or hosting a club then come along and say hello; this is a chance to meet people involved in other clubs so we can share resources and help each other.

Or if you’d like to get involved in running a Code Club then come along and find out more.

Our coordinator for the area will be on hand to answer any questions you have about starting or running a club.

There will be snacks and drinks too!

If you have any questions in advance of the event, please get in touch via southwest@codeclub.org.uk or @CodeClubSW on Twitter.

 

Waste/recycling collections

With the weather improving, Somerset Waste Partnership hope to clear all missed collections from last week and to get back to scheduled collections by the end of the week.
Please put out waste /recycling on the normal day. If Somerset Waste Partnership haven’t quite caught up they will be there the following day.