Your Council

Your Council

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Street Parish Council is the parish authority for the village of Street and is the third tier of local government after Somerset County Council and Mendip District Council.

Street Parish Council has 12 councillors which are elected every 4 years.  The current members will serve until May, 2019 and they are divided into 3 wards – North, South and West Ward.  The Council year runs from May to April.  At the annual Council meeting in May the Chairman of the Council is elected for the year and a few days later the Investiture of the Chairman is held in Strode Theatre.

The Parish Council provides local services, supports local organisations and gives a voice for local people.  In 2006 the Council became one of the first in Somerset to be awarded Quality Status as it had demonstrated that it had met certain criteria including engaging with the community and having satisfactory financial and administration processes in place.

Each year around November the Parish Council calculates the funding needed to provide services for the following year.  It considers probable income from rents etc. and decides on the precept.  This is the sum the Parish Council levies on Mendip District Council and is collected by them as a proportion of the total council tax paid by households in Street.  For the financial year 2016/2017 the precept is £265,000 or £74.14 per band D property (£1.43 a week).

Street Parish Council uses Zurich Municipal to provide its Public Liability Insurance[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]