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Thriving at Work … May’s Business Breakfast topic on Th. 17th May 2018

Come and join us at May’s Business Breakfast on Thurs. May 17th from 07:30 to 09:30.

Our theme this month is Thriving at Work.

Venue: The Bristol Port Company, St. Andrew’s Way, St. Andrew’s Rd, Avonmouth, Bristol, BS11 9DQ

Our experts will be discussing Recruiting and Retaining skilled staff; and enabling Mentally Healthy workplaces. These are both vital topics for many businesses across our area.

We will be joined by:

Kristal McNamara, Director, Flexology

Come along, join the discussion and find out more. Book your ticket here.


SevernNet Business Breakfast’s are an opportunity to meet and collaborate with local businesses and stakeholders. There is plenty of time to network and a 30 second slot to introduce yourself and your business. Refreshments and light breakfast are provided.
Come along, join the discussion and find out more.


Please note that Business Breakfasts are free to attend for SevernNet members. Non-members may attend two Business Breakfasts before joining. There is more information about Membership and a Membership Form here.

About Flexology
Kristal and her business partner have a background in Senior Management roles in Business. When looking for a new challenge they realised there’s a huge lack of options for those that want flexibility, with less than 1 in 10 roles advertised in this way. The research they completed showed a huge demand for flexible working from candidates, therefore they launched Flexology. They help clients close their skill and talent gaps, finding talented professionals, who are looked for full and part time roles, offered with flexibility.


Community News Transport

Oil Pipeline Work on Severn Road

From Monday 23rd April there will be two way signals in place on Severn Road north of Chittening Road in connection with an oil pipeline.

The signals will be taken up and down each day for up to a week. Traffic management will not be in place until 09.00 to minimise the impact of the morning peak.

News Transport

Gas pipes and electricity cables to Rockingham

A gas generating station is being developed at Rockingham. To support this development:

a contractor (CM Utilities) is laying a gas main from Kings Weston Lane to Rockingham via the A403.
a contractor (Western Power Distribution) is taking electricity cables from the sub station at Avonmouth Way, up Kings Weston Lane, Merebank Road and Poplar Way West, to Smoke Lane.

Bristol City Council has ensured that they will not both be on the A403 at the same time.

Please let us know if you have any concerns. Email [email protected] cc [email protected]

Update on the Gas Main work – 20th April 2018
Work on laying the gas main at and around the junction of St. Andrew’s Road (A403) and Kings Weston Lane is complete for the moment. Additional work will still be required in Kings Weston Lane. Date to be advised

From Monday 23rd April, gas main work will take place for a few days on Smoke Lane at the entrance to Augean. This work will not require lights to be in operation.



Once all the work is complete, permanent reinstatement will be needed on St Andrews Road and Smoke Lane which may require traffic management. Dates to be advised.


Update on the 33kV cable work – 20th April 2018
Work on laying a 33kv cable is progressing along Avonmouth Way from the Davies Turner end to the substation (approx. 700 meters). This should be completed soon.

Traffic management via lights will be in place for the whole time. O’Connor Utilities will be on site working each day from 07:00 to 18:00 (12 days on, 2 days off).

Where possible, we would advise avoiding Avonmouth Way during the period of these works.


From Monday 23rd April until 10th May they will also be working on Kings Weston Lane in the area of Avonmouth Way. Two way signals will be in operation.




Once Avonmouth Way is complete the works will move to Smoke Lane. This will impact the verge and cycle path and take around one week.


Please let us know if you have any concerns. Email [email protected] cc [email protected]