Street High St Closure

Closure of High Street

After careful consideration of views from residents and others Street Parish Council agreed to continue with the current restrictions in the High Street until the end of September.  This will assist with social distancing especially at times when people are queuing outside of shops and banks.  Previous consultation carried out as part of the Neighbourhood Plan process indicated that many residents were in favour of pedestrianizing the High Street and this can now be trialled as part of the current closure.  Cafes etc. will be encouraged to apply to Mendip District Council for a pavement licence to have tables and chairs outside.

THE MOBILE LIBRARY IS COMING TO STREET

From Monday 3rd August 10 am-noon and then every 2 weeks outside Street Community Library behind Crispin Hall
A new ‘order and collect’ service enables customers to place an order for a selection of books, talking books or DVDs that staff will hand-pick for you, for collection from the mobile. All you need to do is fill in the form here shorturl.at/qs358 or phone 0300 123 2224.
We look forward to seeing you 😄

Here is the mobile library timetable

Street Skate Park & Merriman Park reopen 4.7.20

We are pleased to announce that both Street Skate Park and the play equipment in Merriman Park will be fully open from Saturday 4th July.
We want everyone to enjoy the parks, but as Covid-19 still exists in the community, all those using the equipment, parents, guardians and carers must take extra care and precautions. We are unable to regularly sanitise the equipment and therefore you MUST:

• Maintain social distancing at all times in accordance with current government guidance
• Bring your ow antibacterial gel/wipes to regularly sanitise your hands, especially before and after using equipment.
• Consider others and limit your time on equipment during busy times
• Not eat or drink whilst using equipment
• Dispose of all litter in the bins provided
Enjoy the parks and stay safe. #SupportingStreet

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR WEST WARD

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR

West Ward of the Parish of Street

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that following the resignation of David Ellis, a casual vacancy has arisen in the office of councillor for the West 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.

Parish Clerk

Linda Ruff

Dated :     30th June 2020

* 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

 

Tender awarded for the refurbishment of the play area for children aged up to 11 in Merriman Park, Street.

Exciting Developments in Street

Street Parish Council has chosen their favoured design for a new play area for children up to 11 in Merriman Park.

Six tenders were received and a small group from the Parish Council and the Merriman Community Group worked through these, scoring them against the criteria set out.  The winning design was then put forward to the Parish Council for recommendation last night 28th July 2020

The winning tender scored very highly in all areas, being an exciting, innovative design with lots of scope for physical, creative and imaginative play.  It gives opportunities for socialising, and has equipment to excite children across the age range. We will be ordering the new equipment as soon as possible and look forward to our new Chair Andy Leafe together with the project manager Councillor Claire Axten opening the new park in the not too distant future.

Kompan  have been awarded the tender and a diagram of their winning design is attached to the following link Kompan Design MP 2020