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

Street Parish Council votes to enhance Library and Parish facilities

RESOLUTION TO BORROW – ALTERATION OF PARISH ROOMS At the extraordinary meeting of Street Parish Council of 25th February 2020 it was RESOLVED to seek the approval of the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to apply for a Public Works Loan Board loan of £100,000 over the borrowing term of 14.5 years, repayable by half yearly annuity, for the alteration of the Parish Rooms. The annual loan repayments will come to around £8,111. It is also intended to increase the council tax precept for the purpose of the loan repayments by 1.5% which is the equivalent of an additional £1.60 a year on a Band D property. This was subject to a precept increase consultation where 81% voted in favour of the proposal. If you have any views or opinions you wish to feed in, please contact the Parish Council direct.

Draft minutes of extraordinary meeting of Council on 25th February 2020

After an excellent debate the Parish Council on 21st January voted overwhelmingly to move forward this exciting project to enhance the library and community facilities.  From the 22nd of January a month of full public consultation started.  There was be an open evening on the project at the Parish Rooms from 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday 29th January.  Details will also be published on the Council’s website, Facebook and be available from the Council office see below.  A survey form for the public to complete and return to the office by 21st February is available to download below.

On 25th February an Extraordinary meeting of the council will be held at 6:30pm in Room 6 of the Community Centre to make the final decision to consider the results of the public consultation. The Parish Building has required work on the outside of the building for some time. A team of councillors has been meeting for some years endeavouring to decide how the usefulness of the building to the community can be maximised. Street library was about to close until the Parish Council stepped in by offering the downstairs of the building. There is a need to optimise areas of the building to enable more efficient use of space and more room for the ever-increasing popularity of the library in its new location. There will be a public consultation process as we devise a plan to develop the building to enhance its usefulness. You can download notes from meetings of the Projects Working Group below to find out more about this project.  You can also find minutes of the Policy and Finance Committee of 2nd July and 5th November 2019 and the monthly minutes of the Council meetings under the Minutes section and see consideration of this topic progressing.  The latest plans of the proposed alterations can also be downloaded below.

The next meeting of the Council will be from 7.15 pm on Tuesday 18th February 2020 in Room 6 at the Community Centre, Leigh Road, Street.  Anyone wishing to make a comment on the proposals or wanting more information can attend a Council meeting or contact the office on 01458 440588 or email street.parish@street-pc.gov.uk

Tenders for the alteration of the Parish Rooms for Library/Council/Community use were due back on 20th December and a short survey form will be available online or in paper form from the office from a specified date for 1 month.  Forms received after that date will be disregarded.  On 21st January there will be an extraordinary meeting of the Council in Room 6, Crispin Community Centre, Leigh Road, Street to consider the tenders received and decide whether or not to proceed with the project and if so how much to borrow from the Public Works Loan Board over a period of 14.5 years.  The budget and precept for 2020/21 will then be agreed.

Proposed Ground Floor plans https://street-pc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/1228_A01_120_G_Proposed-GF-GA.pdf

Proposed First Floor plans https://street-pc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/1228_A01_121_E_Proposed-FF-GA.pdf

Projects working group notes https://street-pc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/ProjectWG240519-1.docx

Extraordinary Council Meeting 25.2.20

AN EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF THE STREET PARISH COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2020 AT 6:30PM IN ROOM 6 OF THE COMMUNITY CENTRE, LEIGH ROAD, STREET TO DISCUSS THE FINAL DECISION REGARDING THE ALTERATIONS OF THE PARISH ROOMS AND LIBRARY (PUBLIC QUESTION TIME AT 6.25PM)

THE MEETINGS WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND THE AGENDAS

CAN BE READ AT THE LIBRARY, THE COUNCIL OFFICE IN STREET PARISH ROOMS, 6 LEIGH ROAD, STREET OR ON THE WEBSITE  

www.street-pc.gov.uk  MINUTES ARE PUBLISHED AND AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE OR BY CONTACTING THE PARISH CLERK FOR INSPECTION BY ANY ELECTOR IN THE PARISH WITHIN TWO MONTHS OF A MEETING.

Street Parish Council Votes to Enhance Library & Parish Facilities

After an excellent debate the Parish Council voted overwhelmingly to move forward this exciting project to enhance the library and community facilities.  From 23rd January a month of full public consultation will be taking place.  There will be an open evening on the project at the Parish Rooms from 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday 29th January.  Details will also be published on the Council’s website, Facebook and be available from the Council office.  There will be a survey form for the public to complete and return to the office.

Councillor Peter Goater, Chair of the Parish Council said ‘I am really looking forward to opening the new community hub later in the year.’

Claire Axten, Chair of the Friends of Street Library said ‘After a long period of uncertainty the Friends are delighted with this positive move forward for Street Community Library Partnership.’

Cllr David Hall, Cabinet Member with responsibility for libraries at Somerset County Council said: “It’s great news the Parish Council voted overwhelmingly in favour of enhancing the library and community facilities. I look forward to seeing this take shape over the coming months and it becoming an even greater resource for members of the community to use.”

Street Parish Council votes to enhance Library and Parish facilities

After an excellent debate the Parish Council voted overwhelmingly to move forward this exciting project to enhance the library and community facilities.  From the 22nd of January a month of full public consultation will be taking place.  There will be an open evening on the project at the Parish Rooms from 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday 29th January.  Details will also be published on the Council’s website, Facebook and be available from the Council office.  A survey form for the public to complete and return to the office is available to download below.