The Works: National Grid – 400kV OHL Stringing Works for the Hinkley Point C Connection ProjectWhen: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd January 2023Times: 08:00-17:00 dailyTraffic Management: A diversion will be in place via Avonmouth Way and Third Way If the work is not completed this weekend, there will be a further closure over the weekend of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February 2023. St. Andrew’s Rd diversion Reason for the works – Hinkley Connection Project As a key part of the Hinkley Connection Project, National Grid, with their contractor Balfour Beatty, started building the new lattice pylons in Avonmouth in July. In the locations where the pylons have been fully erected, we’ll start hanging the wires between those pylons from the 23 January. When lifting the wires into place, our standard method involves installing a number of scaffold structures with a net between them to protect everything below. We’ve worked with Balfour Beatty, to adopt a method to reduce the number of scaffolds required on the land they occupy and on local roads, so to limit the impact on business premises and disruption on local roads in Avonmouth. We’ll be using specialist controlled lifting systems to hang the wires. This method involves using ropes and blocks specifically designed to pull the wires between the pylons, and away from individual properties and businesses. In the locations where erecting scaffold on either side of the road is necessary, such as St. Andrew’s Road, we need to close the road to keep everyone safe. We’ve worked with Bristol City Council Highways to schedule the closure during the weekend, to reduce local disruption as much as we can. We remain in regular contact with individual businesses to keep them updated. As shown on the map above, the closure on St Andrew’s Road has been carefully designed to ensure that access for the businesses is maintained where safe and practicable to do so during the scaffolding work in this location. National Grid’s aim is to complete the scaffolding and netting work on St Andrew’s Road during the first of the planned closures on 21/22 January. Though the second closure on 4/5 February has been agreed with the Bristol Highways, we will only close the road during these dates if necessary. We’ll stay in touch with businesses to keep them updated as we continue our work build the remaining pylons to install the wires. You can download National Grid’s information postcard here.
Date: Thurs. Jan 26th from 07:30 to 09:00.Host: Bristol Zoological SocietyVenue: Hollywood Mansion House, Hollywood Estate, Hollywood Lane, BS10 7TW Bristol Zoological Society (BZS) looks forward to welcoming you to Hollywood Mansion House, their new HQ, on the Hollywood Estate, located on the outskirts of Severnside by Cribbs Causeway.We’ll be joined by Mike Coe (Commercial Director) and Bethany Gallichan (Head of Development) who’ll be bringing you their insights and expertise in delivering the next stage in the Societies journey to delivering its mission. Please join us to find out more 2023 is set to be an incredibly exciting year as we evolve our Wild Place Project site, introduce new species, share our charities strategy and deliver a full programme of public engagement and fundraising events. We’re looking forward to sharing some of our plans with you and exploring new business partnership opportunities. Come along and introduce yourself Hollywood Mansion House is located at our Wild Place Project site, but please use the address provided as it has its own entrance and car park. Members won’t have access to Wild Place Project on the day, but we’d love to invite you for a complimentary follow up visit. Please speak to a member of the BZS team during the event. We look forward to seeing you at Hollywood Mansion House on Thursday morning, 26th January. Book your place today. Limited places available! SevernNet Business Breakfast’s are an opportunity to meet and collaborate with local businesses and stakeholders. There’ll be an opportunity for everyone to introduce yourself and your business.A continental breakfast of pastries, fruit and hot drinks will be provided! Please let us know if you have any allergies or dietary requirements at time of booking.
We’re delighted that Nisbets is hosting November’s Business Breakfast at their National Catering Equipment Centre in Avonmouth. Join us for November’s Business Breakfast! Thurs. Nov. 24th from 07:30 to 09:00 Venue: National Catering Equipment Centre Hosted by: Nisbets Book your ticket now using the ‘Register’ button below. We look forward to seeing you. Register for November’s Business Breakfast here
National Highways (NH) will be carrying out resurfacing works on the Avonmouth Bridge from Mon. 26th September until Fri. 28th October 2022.The work will take place overnight from 22:00 until 06:00.One lane will be kept open in both directions at all times.The bridge will be open as usual at all other times.Traffic managementThe M5 will have lane restrictions in place between J18 and J19.To resurface the Avonmouth Bridge deck safely NH need to close 3 lanes in each direction, however one lane (lane 4) will remain open at all times.Southbound M49 traffic will be diverted to St Brendan’s roundabout before joining the M5 southbound.NH always aim to work to the programme, however unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions may mean changes. If you would like further information about this work, please contact National Highways Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 open 24/7, who will direct your enquiry to the most appropriate person, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Highways is undertaking a programme of work relating to cable inspection which will run until January 2023. See more details below.M48 Bridge Closure this weekendAs part of this work, there is a need for the M48 Bridge to be closed in both directions from today, Friday 30th September at 19:00 until Monday 3rd October at 06:00.Cable Inspection Works ProgrammeTo carry out these cable inspections and to ensure the safety of both the travelling public and our workforce, long-term lane closures will be put in place. The inspection works will involve the closure of one lane westbound from the 22 June 2022 until around January 2023, and one eastbound starting from July 2022 until around November 2022, with the overall programme of works lasting for around eight months.During the period of lane closures, vehicles over 2.9 metres wide will be prohibited from using the M48 Severn Bridge, and the bridge will also be closed totally over three weekends to enable the lifting of the inspection gantries to a high level on the suspension cable. We will communicate these well in advance. You can keep up to date with the works and read the latest update here: ttps://nationalhighways.co.uk/our-roads/south-west/m48-severn-bridge-suspension-cable-inspections/ M4 Bridge MaintenanceThe M4 Bridge will be closed for maintenance overnight as per the above table:Eastbound – Mon 3rd Oct at 21:00 to Tues 4th Oct at 06:00Westbound – Mon 10th Oct at 21:00 to Tues 11th Oct at 06:00 Tue 11th Oct at 22:00 to Weds 12th Oct at 06:00
Interested in learning and apprenticeship opportunities across the area?Drop into Avonmouth Community Centre, Avonmouth Road, BS11 9EN on Monday afternoon – 11th July – and see what’s on offer. This event is open to businesses and the community and to peope of all ages. Refreshments will be available. Download a pdf of the flyer here.
National Highways will shortly be carrying out essential road marking and stud renewal works on the M49.The work will start on the evening of Monday 11 July and finish on the morning of Saturday 16 July and will take place overnight between the hours of 21:00 and 06:00 on weeknights only.The work is currently programmed as follows: Mon 11 July to Weds 13 JulyFull overnight closure of the M49 southbound for 2 nights from 22:00 until 06:00 the following morning. Weds 13 July to Sat 16 JulyFull overnight closure of the M49 northbound for 3 nights from 22:00 until 06:00 the following morning.There will also be lane closures from 21:00 until 22:00 for the duration of the works. There will be a fully signed diversion route in place during the full overnight closure, but please allow extra time for your journey. If you would like further information about this work, please contact National Highways Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 open 24/7, who will direct your enquiry to the most appropriate person, or email: email@example.com
Please be aware of the following planned protests this coming Monday 4th July which may impact traffic. You can download a pdf of these notices here. Notice of Planned Demonstration Date4 July 2022Time0700-1900LocationM4 Prince of Wales Severn Bridge.It is unclear if the old Severn Bridge (M48) is also involvedOrganiserNumerous small groups. Gwent Police are leading on consultationPurpose of ProtestProtest at the cost of road fuel.Planned ActivityGwent Police have authorised a demonstration 0700-1400 on the west side of the second Severn crossing, the Prince of Wales Bridge (where the toll booths used to be). Some demonstrators would like to fully blockade the bridge in both directions for this period.Estimated Attendance NumberOrganisers expect 120 to attendLevel of DisruptionDepends. If the bridge is fully closed then this will create serious disruption on M4 and M5. This could then create significant disruption throughout the local area and beyond.Services ImpactedDisruption to the major road networkDisruption to emergency servicesDisruption to council activityBusiness continuity issuesPlanned UpdateMonday 4 July 2022Additional InformationMulti-agency TCG at 0800 Monday 4 July 2022. Gwent Police are leading. The fact that numerous small splinter groups are involved makes consultation difficult.If you have any additional information on this activity, please email Protests@bristol.gov.uk Notice of Planned Demonstration Date4 July 2022Time0845 – 1300LocationM5 Jn24 (Bridgwater) >> M5 Northbound >>M4>>M32OrganiserAvon and Somerset Police are leading on consultationPurpose of ProtestProtest at the cost of road fuel.Planned ActivitySlow moving (30mph) convoy causing traffic disruptionEstimated Attendance Number80Level of DisruptionDelays and slow-moving traffic on the motorway network.Services ImpactedDisruption to the major road networkDisruption to emergency servicesDisruption to council activityBusiness continuity issuesPlanned UpdateMonday 4 July 2022Additional InformationIt is unclear where the protest will end. It is also unclear whether the protesters will attempt another 30mph convoy on the return journey.If you have any additional information on this activity, please email Protests@bristol.gov.uk
Interested in seeing more trees across our industrial landscape and villages? Find out more here. The Bristol – Sponsor a Street Tree scheme enables you to sponsor a tree to be planted in one of over 1,000 pre-approved locations across the city, or pick a location for planting in a grass verge in your street or neighbourhood.
West of England Combined Authority Mayor Dan Norris visits sites in the area to promote the Bee Bold awards for 2022. Pictured with the GenEco team at the sewage treatment works in Avonmouth. May 2022. Celebrating organisations taking action to support pollinators and tackle the ecological crisis. We want the West of England to be the Bee and Pollinator Capital of the UK. West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris has launched the region’s first Bee Bold Awards to recognise organisations big and small that are taking positive action to support bees and pollinators. Find out more here.Watch a short video here featuring the meadow(s) created at the Bristol Waste Treatment Plant off Kings Weston Lane.