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Meetings and events listed here or on the Noticeboard are likely to be affected by the coronavirus emergency.
BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL
The last meeting of the Parish Council was on Monday 14th September by Video Conferencing (Zoom).
Draft minutes are available here.
The next meeting, which is also likely to be on Zoom, will be on Monday 19th October.
All Parish Council agendas and minutes are available here. (Sort by date 'last modified'.)
Following the Government announcement of further easing of lockdown restrictions from 4th July, Parish Councils have been 'strongly advised' to continue to meet remotely, without the need for face to face contact. Local councils have the powers to hold public meetings remotely by using video or telephone conferencing technology until May 2021. Updates will be posted on this web site.
The Parish Council is not delivering it door-to-door this year. Please help to distribute it to neighbours by email or in printed form.
NORTH SOMERSET COUNCIL, CITIZEN PANEL
North Somerset Council is recruiting a group of volunteers to give regular feedback on local services and issues to help shape the future of the area. The panel will be consulted on a wide range of topics, from bins and roads to social care and planning, with feedback used to inform how services are run. Anyone aged 18 or over, living, working or studying in North Somerset can sign up by 5th October 2020 and get more information at: https://n-somerset.inconsult.uk/consult.ti/citizenspanel/consultationHome
BLAGDON LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY
Like many other organisations, Blagdon Local History Society is adapting to the “New Normal”. On Wednesday, October 7th we will be hosting our first on-line talk. Entitled Somerset against the King. Ken Parsons will be discussing the last pitched battle on English soil, fought in 1685 just 25 miles from Blagdon on the Somerset Levels. This was a very local affair, with many of the rebels that day being Somerset men, and the aftermath saw many repercussions in our corner of the county. Ken's talk will concentrate on this local aspect of these historic events. The talk will be followed by a chance for people to ask questions and have a chat.
To receive an invitation to this on-line talk please email Mike Adams on: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
Sunday Services will resume on Sunday 12th July. However, the pattern of services will change:
1st Sundays: 8.00 a.m. BCP Holy Communion
2nd Sundays: 11 a.m. BCP Matins
3rd Sundays: 9.30 a.m. All-Age Communion (Common Worship)
4th Sundays: 11 a.m. BCP Matins
5th Sundays: 9.30 a.m. Parish Communion (Common Worship)
There will also be differences in the conduct of services, expecially for Communion. For more details, click here.
DISTRICT WARD COUNCILLOR'S NEWSLETTER
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest information about North Somerset Council services.
Updates will also be posted to the Council’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.
North Somerset Council has also created North Somerset Together as a community hub on their web site, with information on what communities are already doing, support available and opportunities to be involved. If you have any suggestions, contact: email@example.com
HOME DELIVERIES OF FOOD
in addition to the large supermarket operators, the following local and national suppliers are making home deliveries of food in the parish:
https://www.lyecrossfarm.co.uk/ (for over-70s, within 5 miles of Lye Cross Farm)
Co-op Welcome, Congresbury, free delivery to this parish with 3 ways to order: email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01934 838020, or call/text 07718 309 152. No minimum spend but they ask for at least 10 items. Please tell them your name and address, telephone number and shopping list, and if you are paying cash, cheque or BACS bank transfer
Tout's Budgens, Langford (via Snappy Shopper app). Click here for details.
We are always interested to receive and publicise details of other home delivery services. See also Burrington Parish Pump Facebook Group
For information about the phased re-opening of North Somerset Libraries, from 6 July 2020, click here.
All library loans have been extended until Tuesday 1 September 2020. You can return items using the drop-box at Clevedon, The Healthy Living Centre, Nailsea, Pill, Portishead, Weston, Worle and Yatton libraries.
Online library from home including eBooks and audio books https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/onlinelibrary
To join online www.librarieswest.org.uk/join
Please email email@example.com or ring 01934 426 834 with any queries. For the latest updates see Twitter at @nsomlibraries or on Facebook/NSlibraries
MOBILE LIBRARY AND LIBRARY FROM HOME
Find all North Somerset Libraries’ free online services at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/onlinelibrary
The mobile library is now (from 6 July) offering a limited, non-contact 'click and collect' service. Due to current COVID-19 guidance, customers cannot board the mobile library but can collect pre-ordered books, at the agreed time, from their stop. For details click here and for the local timetable click here:
Library staff will be following strict safety guidelines including regular hand-washing and 2m distancing. Full risk assessments have been carried out, involving staff and health and safety colleagues. Returned library books will be quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours, in accordance with PHE guidelines. There will be no face-to-face contact with customers and customers will not enter the library vehicle.
AGE UK SOMERSET – FOR LOCAL INFORMATION AND SUPPORT
Local independent charity, Age UK Somerset, has a new telephone support service and dedicated website available for older residents, to help them through this difficult time. Their support line number is 01823 345610. If you are at all lonely or isolated and feel a chat would help, you can call, leave a message with your name and number and someone in the team will call you back. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to be put through to the information and advice team, then call the same number and choose option 1. The charity offers free and confidential information and advice for older people, their families and carers. You can also email email@example.com The new website https://ageuksomersetcoronavirus.org.uk/ has been put together to focus on bringing the latest information and guidance on the Coronavirus, but also brings together useful links and resources for those in self-isolation. It includes information on where to get help in your area, including details of what the charity itself offers, how to stay mentally and physically fit and suggestions of activities to keep people feeling more positive. If anyone needs printed copies of anything on the website, please contact them and they will arrange for this to be sent out to you by post.
AVON & SOMERSET POLICE
The following bus services have been affected: 24, 128, 134, 135, 672 and A2. Service 135 was permanently withdrawn from 1st June. Other bus services resumed from 5th July. For comprehensive bus service information across the wider North Somerset and West of England area, please refer to www.travelwest.info/coronavirus and/or the First Bus web site
CHURCHILL & LANGFORD MINIBUS SOCIETY
The Chairman of the Society writes:
I needed to inform you that we have taken the decision to suspend all operations of the minibus until further notice and until we understand what is happening regarding the coronavirus. We are here to serve the more vulnerable people in our society and are looking to set up a structure where people who are self isolating (like me) are able to get groceries and medication delivered to them. We are therefore exploring on one side who might be willing to do the deliveries and on the other side who might need help. If you have any information on either of these aspects it would be really helpful. This will be established through a single telephone point on 01934852589 so if any people who wish to either drive or need deliveries want to contact this number then that would be fine. I will keep in touch.
The face to face service has now closed for the duration of the current crisis. See below for contact details.
Telephone Advice, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (local service may vary): 03444 111 444 or 03444 11 445 (text relay)
Online Advice: www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Email Advice: advice@ nscab.org.uk (response in 5 working days)
For Service Updates: www.nscab.org.uk or @CAB_NSomerset
Can you drive?
Churchill and Langford Minibus Society urgently needs more volunteer drivers.
For details click here and see the bus services page on this web site.
Click here for the Chairman's report.
Dates for the Diary:
Church Services: Click here for the Church newsletter with details of services
Please forward information on events to publicise them on this website
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