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Please Register – Travel to Work Survey 2022

Please sign up to participate in the 2022 Travel To Work Survey. This is an important ‘barometer’ for the colleagues views on the ease of travelling to/from work and its essential that our voices are heard from across Portbury Avonmouth Severnside. Businesses, charities and organisations across the area have until 4th February 2022 to sign up for free to take part in the Travelwest Travel to Work Survey 2022. It’s a simple form which takes about 5 minutes to complete. The survey itself will take place between 7th to 13th March 2022, but by signing up now you will receive a bespoke report with your survey results, giving you a better insight into how your staff travel, and will have the opportunity to ask your staff additional questions. This annual survey can provide an invaluable record through year-on-year participation. Please Pre-register now! Pre-register to the Travel to Work Survey or visit our Travel to Work Survey page to find out more! Many thanks for your time and support
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M5 Avonmouth A4 to M5 link bridge works – closures – Tue 18th Jan to Fri 28th Jan

Location: Severn Road (A403) – see map below Works: National Highways – replace the bridge joint on the M5 Avonmouth A4 to M5 link bridge (i) Duration: 11 days Dates: Tuesday 18th to Friday 28th January 2022 Times: Overnight closures weekdays and complete closure over weekend (ii) Works Ref: 611109 TM plan: see notes below (ii) Notes: (i) National Highways (NH) need to replace the bridge joint on the M5 Avonmouth A4 to M5 link bridge. To fit the joint safely NH need to close the bridge for a full weekend to enable them to fit the joint. Please see details in (ii) below. NH will also resurface the bridge deck entry point, renew lining and studs and replace the kerbing. This part of the work will take place overnight when traffic flows are at their lowest and NH will complete noisiest works before 11pm where possible. (ii) 18 to 20 January – 8pm to 6am overnight closures – During the day the link bridge will be open as usual21 to 23 January – full weekend closure – 8pm Friday 21 to 6am Monday 24 January24 to 28 January – 8pm to 6am overnight closures – During the day the link bridge will be open as usual During the closures a diversion route will be in place via Portway roundabout, the A4 and Crowley Way roundabout.
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Openreach work on Severn Road from 25th Jan 2022 until 2nd Feb 2022

First works – Tue. 25th Jan to Fri. 28th Jan 2022 Location: Severn Road Works: Openreach – Build a concrete chamber in carriageway..  Duration & Dates: 4 days from Tuesday 25th – Friday 28th January 2022 Times: 09:30-15:30 daily Works Ref: TW21_605 Severn Road TM plan: Two-way portable lights (see map below) Second works – Mon 31st Jan to Weds. 2nd Feb Works: Openreach – underground cabling works that require specialist vehicles in the carriageway Duration & Dates: 3 days from Monday 31st January – Wednesday 2nd February 2022 Times: 09:30-15:30 daily Works Ref: TW21_612 Severn Road 31st Jan TM plan: Two way portable lights – see map below
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09-01-22 – Kings Weston Lane – Road closure for dangerous pothole repairs

Location: Kings Weston Lane Works: BCC Maintenance – Repairs to dangerous potholes.    Duration & Dates: 1 day on Sunday 9th January 2022 Times: 07:30-15:00 Works Ref: UC21_496 King Weston Lane TM plan: Road Closure Work will be undertaken across 3 sites. The closures will take place one after the other to ensure access to businesses during the day. The three sites: Kings Weston Lane with the junction on St Andrew’s RoadJust west of the Accolade Wines entranceEast of the Accolade Wines entrance Site 1-Kings Weston Lane with the junction on St Andrew’s Road Site 2-Just west of the Accolade Wines entrance Site 3-East of Accolade Wines entrance
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Hinkley Connection Project and roadworks

Works will be starting on Severn Road/Ableton Lane in 2022 From 10 January National Grid (NG) will be starting to build a temporary access on Severn Road and then progressing with construction of a haul road from the new access and five pylon work areas from mid-February to early May 2022From mid-February, NG will also be starting to build a temporary access and layby on Ableton Lane for access to Crooks MarshNG is coordinating the two stages of works and associated traffic movements to limit disruption to businesses and users of Severn Road as much as possibleNG will be working with the contractors (Balfour Beatty) to ensure traffic monitoring is in place and that traffic can be kept moving as efficiently as possible. Traffic management dates Details of the traffic management associated with the works starting in January are below. Works and locationTraffic management and durationSevern Road: Temporary construction accessConstruction road and five work areas Traffic lights for approx. 6 weeks from 10 January. Mid-February to early May 2022Ableton Lane: Construction access and laybyLane closure for approx. 8 weeks from mid Feb 2022 A more detailed map of the overall works is included below or can be found here.
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November ’21’s Business Breakfast celebrated local enterprise

Many thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to the success of the November Business Breakfast. In particular: Kurtis and Phil at Severnside Fitness Hub for hosting  – it was a great venue and a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the value of this facility in Avonmouth, particularly its 24*7 availability. You can download their flyer here.Alex and colleagues from YTKO for the presentation and funding the breakfast. We’re looking forward to encouraging as many businesses as possible to participate in the North and East Bristol Enterprise Support (NEBES) scheme over the coming months to March 23. You can download their flyer here.David Hatherall for delivering the all-important breakfast sarnis from Avon Lodge Truckstop. The site also offers a café, off-site catering and meeting facilities. We look forward to a breakfast there in 2022.Jo Sergeant from Avonmouth Community Centre for helping out with tables and chairs. We look forward to your hosting in Januray. It was agreed that in 2022 we must: Put greater focus on promoting the enterprises (micro to multi-national) across Portbury Avonmouth Severnside, enable the SevernNet website to be the ‘go to’ place for business connections and opportunities to ‘buy local’ supported by an easy to find and use business directory. We also encourage more businesses to join and get involvedRun a quarterly event (either instead of or complementary to) the Business Breakfasts focused on ‘match-making’ opportunities and needs and wants across the area. We also discussed and shared ..: Andy Murray provided a whistle stop tour of everything going on at Bristol North West Foodbank including the Space for Makers Woodworking Hub. Check it out.Cllr. Don Alexander advised that there is an opportunity for a £10k grant for a business with an interest in occupying an empty shop in Shirehampton.Paul Tippins from Professional Hygiene Servicestalked about the importance of finding avenues for local marketing and the important role SevernNet can play in facilitating cross-selling between enterprises. He would also be delighted to supply your enterprise!Wayne Boakes (Wessex Water) highlighted the plight of the Avon Centre providing riding facilities for the disabled. It is close to collapse due to the impacts of Covid and has launched a crowd funder to raise £50,000.We welcomed Adrian Davies from Avon Fire and Rescue Service who is the new temporary Station Manager.Peter Tyzack reminded us about the Pilning & Severn Beach Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan, Jubilee and Centenary celebrations in summer 2022. To join our Business Breakfast in January 2022 book here.