The purpose of this publication is to provide you with the latest news stories from the Council, plus updates from the service areas, and from our partners.

The briefings also feature COVID guidance, and information about local networks, groups, grants and funding opportunities. There’s business and health updates too, which we hope you’ll find useful.


Street Community Support Group – find out what’s happening in Street

Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council


Healthy Somerset information

Changes to health services. Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group

Somerset Survivors – working together to reduces domestic abuse in Somerset

Health Connections Mendip

COVID-19 – Cyber Advice

Coronavirus/Covid19 – What you need to do!

Information and Support

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.

How to stay active while you’re at home

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

Saddened at Passing Away of Duke of Edinburgh

Councillor Andy Leafe, Chair of Street Parish Council, together with all councillors and staff is saddened to hear the news announced today that Prince Philip has passed away at the age of 99.  He was the longest serving consort to a monarch in British history.

The Council would like to remind the public to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions, please refrain from travelling to London or to other landmarks and are discouraged from holding spontaneous events and the laying of tributes in public spaces.

Members of the public are invited to contribute to a national online book of condolence or make a donation to one of HRH Prince Philip’s many patronages  found on the Royal website


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.