Vacancy for Neighbourhood Plan, Funding & Projects Officer

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN, FUNDING AND PROJECTS OFFICER

Council:    Street Parish Council

 County:     Somerset

 Salary:       Scale LC2, SCP 34  £30,153 pa on a 2 Year Fixed Term Contract

                     Full Time     37 hours a week (some evening work required)

 Street Parish Council invites applications for the position of Neighbourhood Plan, Funding and Projects Officer.

 Street Parish Council is a pro-active council serving a population of over 12,000 with a team of 3 staff members.

 The position will be based in the Parish Council Offices and will involve the formulation of a Neighbourhood Plan for Street, bidding for grant funding and best value for contracts.

 Responsibilities to include:

–   Leading on all aspects of the process to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan    

–   Bidding for grant funding for projects specified by the Council and assisting

     as required with the implementation of projects

–   Looking at best value for contracts with a view to cost saving and revenue

     generation.

 Applicants with appropriate qualifications eg. a Member of the Town Planning Institute, would be preferred.

 For further information and an application pack, or for an informal discussion about the role, contact Councillor Tim Rice by email cllr.rice@street-pc.gov.uk

 Closing Date   13th April, 2017.    Interviews    28th April, 2017.   

 Street Parish Council is an equal opportunities employer. Entry into the Local Government Pension Scheme is offered to all employees.

 

 

 

Parkrun for Street?

Street Parish Council hope to bring parkrun to Street

In an initiative spearheaded by Street Parish Council (SPC) Chairman Tim Rice, there are plans to bring the international movement “parkrun” (www.parkrun.com) to Street.

What is parkrun?

It is free weekly timed runs held all over the world in pleasant parkland on weekend mornings, the runs are open to all – from juniors and first timers to Olympians and octogenarians…

Whether you’re young or old, male or female, fit or unfit, able-bodied or not, you’re always welcome. It’s not about racing, it’s about running.

You don’t pay to run, ever. And every event is organised by a group of local volunteers.

And at the moment this is the slight sticking point. Meetings have been held and a venue has been found, but to ensure that parkrun is a sustainable venture, SPC are asking for more volunteers to come forward to help out – in jobs such as putting out the cones, registering runners and logging their times.

If you think you can give some time on a Saturday morning please contact Tim Rice on cllr.rice@street-pc.gov.uk or contact the Parish Rooms on 01458 440588 in office hours.

Parkrun in numbers:

Number of world wide events: 135,999

Number of runners running: 1,983,875

Total time run worldwide by parkrun runner: 1,170yrs 345days 9hrs 37mins 43secs

Number of runs to date: 20,941,160

Volunteers worldwide: 237,995

Total distance run worldwide: 102,648,193km

Number of parks:1,048

So long as SPC can find more volunteers and backers they can make it happen in Street too!

Parish Council and shop keepers hide bears

The shops in Street High Street have been hiding  Christmas bears for the past three weeks. Eagle-eyed children and their parents have been scouring shop windows to spot the numbers on the bears’ hats and entering  Street Parish Council’s Shop Window Competition. All the correct entries were put into a draw and the lucky winner was Levi Buxton.
“It was fun to do,” said Levi,”we went out three times to finish it, and it was even, more fun to win.”
Cllrs. Claire Axten and Nina Swift were able to deliver the festive Christmas hamper to the Buxton household in time for the big day. 
Street Parish Council would like to thank the large number of retailers who took part, particularly Crispin Crafts who housed the collection box for entries, and all those who entered.