June Parish Council Meetings

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 Planning Meeting of the Council will be held virtually using Zoom with remote attendance on Tuesday 16th June at 6pm to consider planning applications.

A Council Meeting will be held virtually using Zoom with remote attendance on Tuesday 16th June at 7pm

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

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.

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

 

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