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The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on 

MONDAY 21st FEBRUARY 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Parish Room.

Masks must be worn in accordance with Covid requirements.

The agenda of the meeting on 18th January is available here.

 

The Parish Council Newsletter for 2020/21 is available here

'BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE'
The West of England Rural Network and the Avon Local Councils' Association are developing an initiative 'to help people engage online' by learning basic IT skills to enhance access to shopping and services, medical support, and social contacts with friends and family. The programme, which will run from January to June 2022, may include:
  • ‘Tea and tech’ computer familiarisation in a friendly and relaxing setting;
  • ‘Zoom booths’ in community buildings where people can use technology in  a safe setting – because they don’t have the technology or the space at home;
  • Simple improvements such as better WIFI connection or audio visual equipment to enable more people to get engaged (funds are limited).

So far the focus has mainly been on older people but the organisers see the programme as relevant also to younger people including those seeking employment. The organisers aim to do most of the organisation centrally, including technical support. They are looking for enthusiastic support at community level: a suitable venue, some volunteer support and especially help to get people to come along.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact dick@wern.org.uk

 

BLAGDON LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

After a successful year communicating via Zoom we are really keeping everything crossed that we will meet in person in Court Lodge in March. Although we have attracted many participants, and some new members with our zoom programme, the social aspects and personal interactions are lost. So our 2022-2023 programme will be launched at our AGM Plus meeting on Wednesday 9th February. These meetings are not as dry as you might imagine – the formal AGM is quite short, and is always followed by a really interesting presentation. This year we will have an input from a member of YCCCART (Yatton, Congresbury, Claverham and Cleeve Archaeology Research Team) who will talk about the team's work, including some surveying they have been doing in Blagdon using their sophisticated equipment.

Society members should join the Zoom at 7pm, while all other visitors are welcome at 7.30pm. Mike Adams will send out the link in due course. If you are not on his list please email him m.adams.blagdonhistory@gmail.com

We will be delighted to welcome old and new members.

Advance notice for March 9th: Ken Parsons will present ' Throwing light on the Dark Ages in Somerset'. What was life really like in places like Blagdon?

 

FARMING IN PROTECTED LANDSCAPES GRANTS

For details from the AONB Farming Engagement Officer of grants for farmers click here.
  

MOBILE LIBRARY

Click here for a poster showing the dates and times that the Mobile Library will be visiting Burrington, Rickford, and Langford between November 2021 and January 2022.

If you need help with items currently on loan, email mobile.library@n-somerset.gov.uk or call 01275 888 864.

Online library from home: https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/onlinelibrary -  including eBooks and audio books.

Enquiry service: https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/leisure/libraries/enquiry-centre/

To join online visit www.librarieswest.org.uk/join  

Please email libraries@n-somerset.gov.uk or ring 01934 426 834 with any queries.

For the latest updates follow us on Twitter at @nsomlibraries or follow us on Facebook /NSlibraries

 

CORONAVIRUS

Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest information about North Somerset Council services.

Information about local infection rates can be obtained at this link. Look for the dashboard.

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: emma.wellard@n-somerset.gov.uk

Crackdown on littering and dog fouling in North Somerset | Weston Mercury (thewestonmercury.co.uk)

BUS SERVICES

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

Click here for the latest service schedule (link to the Churchill Parish Council Web Site)

Can you drive?
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 Churchill and Langford Minibus Society urgently needs more volunteer drivers. For details click here.

 

 

 

Contact Information

burringtonpc@yahoo.co.uk

01761 462373

Applegarth, Rickford Rise
Burrington
Bristol
BS40 7AN