What we do

What we do

The Parish Council is involved in the following activities  –
Street Parish Rooms, 6 Leigh Road, Street  is the location of the Council’s offices and there are 2 meeting rooms which are used by the Council and can be hired during the day.

Noticeboards for the display of Council and other information are provided on the side of the Parish Rooms and in front of the Crispin Hall in the High Street.

The Parish Council produces a quarterly newsletter.

Street Skate Park is managed by the Parish Council in liaison with the Advisory Group.

Strode Road Allotments are managed for the Parish Council by Street and District Allotment Association.

Grants to local organisations including Greenbank Pool, Strode Theatre, Crispin Community Centre, Street Tourist Information Centre, Citizens Advice Bureau and Neighbourhood Watch.
Provision or financial support of local events including Investiture of the New Chairman in May, Street Football Club Fun Day in June, Older People’s Christmas Tea Party at Brookside School in December and a Christmas event including  lights on the Parish Rooms and in the High Street.

There is a close relationship with Street Twinning Association.  The twinning pledges and gifts are kept at the Parish Rooms in a display cabinet in the John Webster Room.

Financial support of the CCTV monitoring system for Street which is managed by Mendip District Council and involvement in matters such as alcohol restriction zones, street trading, litter bins, grit bins, dog bins and parking restrictions.

Partnership working with a wide range of councils and organisations on matters affecting Street and improvement of the pavement surface on the south side of the High Street.

Renovation and new projects for Street such as new banners for the High Street area, a pillar clock by Crispin Hall funded by Section 106 money, new planting in the High Street area planters and hanging baskets.

All planning applications are available to view at Street Parish Rooms during normal office opening hours subject to receipt from Mendip District Council.  They are usually available approximately one week before the Planning Committee Meeting at which they will be discussed.  Street Parish Council is only able to make recommendations on Planning matters.  From April 2015 we understand that planning applications will only be available to view online via the website of Mendip District Council.  There will be no paper copies available.

We provide a monthly surgery that local residents can attend to raise issues with two councillors.  Surgeries usually take place at the same time as the Street Beat Surgery (apart from August and December).