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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]

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Join us For April 2018’s Business Breakfast

April’s Business Breakfast is on Thurs. April 19th from 07:30 to 09:30.

Venue: The Bristol Port Company, St. Andrew’s House, BS11 9DQ

Book your place here.

 

Our theme this month is Cyber and Data Security hosted by Santander Corporate and Commercial Banking.

A number of experts will be participating in a Panel Discussion, followed by Q&A

 

Cyber and Data Security are critical elements for any business today in day to day operations and risk management. We hope you’ll find this both informative and engaging.

 

Come along, join the discussion and find out more.

 

Please register for the Breakfast here.

 

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.

Events News

Business Breakfast – March 15th 2018

March’s Business Breakfast is on Thurs. March 15th.

Venue: The Bristol Port Company, St. Andrew’s House, BS11 9DQ

Book your place here.

 

This month our theme is TRAVEL & TRANSPORT … as we’ll be meeting during Travel to Work Survey week.

 

The Travel Survey is really important in informing travel and transport services and infrastructure across the area. We’ll be explaining why, how you can get involved, and the Travel support on offer.
Interested in Electric Vehicles? There are also exciting developments and support here at the moment.
Come along, join the discussion and find out more.

 

Please register for the Breakfast here.

 

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 Electric Vehicles
Have your say on the future of West of England’s electric vehicle charging network. More here.
It’s time to switch to an electric car.

About Travel to Work Survey
Find out more here: Travel to Work Survey 2018 – Register your business today

The Travel to Work Survey is an annual snapshot of travel across the SevernNet area … and the West of England.
It’s important that as many businesses as possible from across this area sign up to participate. The results help inform investment in travel across the area.

 

 

News Transport

Have your say on the future of West of England’s electric vehicle charging network

 

Cenex and the Energy Saving Trust have been procured by Bristol City Council to garner people’s views in a major regional study of electric vehicle charging.
A major public market research initiative has been launched to help inform the future development of the West of England region’s chargepoint network for electric vehicles. The organisations running the project want to hear views from any current user of the network – or people who would like to operate an electric vehicle in the future – on how the regions electric chargepoint network should be run, managed and supported going forward.

 

The market research process includes a survey and focus groups, and is run by Cenex with the Energy Saving Trust (EST). Cenex and EST are working together to strategically assess the existing chargepoint network, identify any issues, and find where additional infrastructure needs to go.

 

If you live or work in the West of England and would like to contribute your thoughts to the research, please follow this link to take part in the survey. Completing the survey should take no more than ten minutes and, upon completion, those responding will be able to enter a prize draw for a chance to win a £100 Amazon shopping voucher.

 

The focus groups are due to take place during the week of the 19th of February 2018. If you would like to take part in the focus group sessions, please email Energy Saving Trust at [email protected] with the subject “West of England EV Focus Group” and we will be in touch with more details.

 

 

In January 2016, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) announced that the West of England authorities[1] – had been awarded £7.1million of funding over five years for the Go Ultra Low West (GULW) programme . The programme will promote and increase the uptake of electric vehicles, including plug-in hybrids, across the region. OLEV’s ambition is to have virtually zero emissions on Britain’s roads by 2050.

 

Councillor Kye Dudd, Cabinet Member for Energy at Bristol City Council  for Bristol City Council, welcomed the research saying; “Bristol has a proud history of leading by example in the action against climate change and has committed to be a city that runs entirely on clean energy by 2050.The move towards electric vehicles is one that the council is keen to support and will help us to make significant improvements to our air quality. As well as upgrading our own vehicle fleet, we’re determined to meet local demand for charging points to enable as many local residents and businesses as possible to own and run electric vehicles in the future.”

 

The online survey asks questions related to how the network is run, accessed, experiences, and people’s driving habits, such as vehicle type, mileage etc. The survey is live until at least Friday 30th March. Everyone taking part up to and including Friday 9th March will be entered into a prize draw to win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers.

 

To complete the online survey, visit: http://bit.ly/2BVaCHv

Focus groups will be held during the week of 19th of February 2018, and anyone interested in attending should email [email protected]

[1] Participating local authorities are Bristol City Council, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

News Transport

SevernNet Buzz temporarily suspended due to adverse weather conditions

 

2nd March 07:00

Update – The SevernNet Buzz has been withdrawn today because of dangerous driving conditions.

We are sorry the inconvenience this causes. We will provide an update if the situation changes.

Please check Wessex Bus Twitter feed for updates.

 

1st March 21:00

Update – All services are definitely suspended until 06:00 tomorrow morning when conditions will be re-assessed.

Services will re-commenced when conditions are safe enough.

Please check Wessex Bus Twitter feed for updates.

 

1st March 16:45

We have been informed by Wessex Bus that they have had to suspend the SevernNet Buzz service as at 16:45 on Thursday 1st March 2018 until the weather improves and the road conditions are safe to operate the service again.

We will provide an update as soon as circumstances change.