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Celebrate local business and ‘Trade Local’ – Virtual Business Breakfast – Th. 24-09-20

Date: Thurs. Sept 24th from 08:00 to 09:00.Venue: Zoom – link to be sent with Joining Instructions on 23rd SeptHost:   SevernNet There are a myriad of brilliant businesses and enterprises across Portbury, Avonmouth and Severnside and we’d like to do more to celebrate and promote you all. Please join us via Zoom. Let’s share our experiences of local businesses, big, SME and micro who can strengthen our circular economy and support our needs for materials, goods and services. Register here for September’s Business Breakfast This has been a difficult year for some and diversification and innovation may be critical. How can we better connect potential supply and demand; and understand the depth of capability and skills locally? How can we get to know our ‘hidden gems’? We’d love to hear about the ‘gems’ you’re working with; or what ‘gems’ you can offer others; and how we can work together towards a thriving circular economy. We look forward to seeing youas we kick off our Autumn/Winter Breakfast season Register here for September’s Business Breakfast SevernNet Virtual 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. You’ll have to bring your own breakfast! Please note, we depend on our subscribing members to fund our work for you and the area. There is more information about Membership and a Membership Form here or you can join online here.
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On Your Doorstep (OYD) is back

After taking a pause during Lockdown, On Your Doorstep is back. We are taking as many steps as possible to ensure that all copies of the magazine will be handled by as few people as possible. Autumn is just around the corner and there are many exciting projects happening in Lawrence Weston. We would like to offer you the opportunity to submit an article in Lawrence Weston’s most read community publication, ‘On Your Doorstep’ Autumn 2020 edition.  On Your Doorstep wouldn’t exist without your input  So I ask you, if you have something you wish to see in the next issue, if you have an event or an organisation you wish to promote, that would benefit the residents of Lawrence Weston? Please, let me know. We aim to ensure the Lawrence Weston community receive their copy of On Your Doorstep at the beginning of October 2020 so the DEADLINE for articles and advertisements is on the 24th September AT 1pm.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU SUBMIT THE ARTICLES BY THE DEADLINE AS ARTICLES OUTSIDE THE DEADLINE MAY NOT BE INCLUDED.  The format of submitted articles must be under 200 words and/or 2 pictures. The text can be submitted in Word document or a wordpad document and the pictures must be in Jpeg or GIF format. Please try not to use PDF, as it makes it difficult for me to work my magic. Due to the high cost involved in producing and delivering the newsletter quarterly, we do ask a fee of £40 per advertisement/article to those organisations who have a budget for advertising to contribute to the continuity and sustainability of the newsletter in the future. (We will contact you on how it is payable on submission of your article). However, if you are a small group and don’t have a budget contact us as we may be able to submit your article at a reduced or nil cost provided that there is space left.  To submit articles for the next edition, please send to: donna.sealey@ambitionlw.org. Please mark in the subject line “OYD Autumn 2020”.
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Active October Challenge – 1st to 31st October 2020

Travelwest’s annual challenge is back for Active October to give you and your colleagues some motivation throughout Autumn to stay active and use sustainable travel. The event will be running from 1st – 31st October, but you and your colleagues can register to take part NOW! This year we have partnered with Sustrans for Active October to encourage businesses across the West of England to compete by getting the highest numbers of their staff to keep active and log their journeys into an online portal. It’s free to participate, and in doing so you could encourage your staff to make long term behavioural changes when it comes to their travel choices – benefitting health, reducing carbon emissions, and cutting travel costs for them and your business. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we also recognise that many of the businesses we work with (including ourselves at Travelwest!) have changed their commuting behaviour. It’s therefore even more important for our physical and mental health to incorporate some activity into our working day, whether it’s cycling, scooting, running or walking! Furthermore, for those journeys that still need to be made, we will be encouraging public transport, and lift-sharing – both great ways to reduce congestion and save money. All this helps you get fitter, feel good, and what’s more, there’s plenty of prizes up for grabs! All you need to do is sign up as a user, and it will prompt you to register your organisation’s details. It takes 2 minutes and you’ll be able to feature your workplace on the leaderboards, and be entered into workplace prizes! Once you’ve registered, there are downloadable materials on the website HERE to start promoting to colleagues and we’ve attached a suggested email template to this email for you to send to your colleagues!
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Introducing Fowlers of Bristol (Engineers) Ltd

We are Fowlers of Bristol (Engineers) Ltd., a well established manufacturing company located in Avonmouth / Bristol with good links to the M4 and M5 motorways. As an SME, we have a turnover of approx. £2 million and have 21 employees on our single site production facility. We are a sub-contract / make to print Engineering Company traditionally serving the Aerospace and Defence industries but looking to offer our services to other sectors due to the downturn in Aerospace/Aviation as a result of COVID-19. Our primary processes are CNC SHEET METALWORK, PRESSWORK, PRECISION MACHINING, WELDING & FABRICATION. This is complemented by 2D & 3D off-line programming which means we can take your designs / CAD models and import them directly into our manufacturing software. We can also work with you at the design stage to minimise cost and lead time during manufacture. Our manufacturing is supported by a Quality Management System which is accredited to ISO9001 and AS9100. We also have numerous customer approvals which include Rolls Royce, Eaton Aerospace, GE Aviation, Safran Landing Systems, Triumph Actuation Systems & MOOG Controls. If you would like more information or a visit to our facility then please contact a member of our sales team: Gary White – Sales & Engineering DirectorDebbie Barry – Sales & IT ManagerJacob Sprackman – Production Engineer (NPI) Sales email: sales@fowlers-eng.com. Website: https://www.fowlers-eng.com. We will respond promptly to any RFQ’s. Examples of our work
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New bus services from Sunday 6th September

Two new services started Sept 6th serving Severn Beach and Western Approach / Central Park.Download the poster here.Download Service 10 timetable here. Also displayed below.Download Service 12 timetable here. Also displayed below. We hope that these services can improve accessibility to employment across the area. We welcome any feedback on these services. Service 12 – Severn Beach & Cribbs Causeway … Bristol Parkway – Monday to Sunday Service 10 & 11 – Monday to Friday Service 10 & 11 – Saturday and Sunday
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Traffic Signal works on St Andrews Rd with Kings Weston Lane – Weds 12th Aug overnight

Bristol City Council’s traffic signal maintenance contractor will be completing repairs to the traffic signal detection overnight from 19:00 on Weds.12th August to 07:00 on Thurs. 13th August 2020.It is anticipated that the work can be completed during this time. If the problem is not fixed it may be necessary to return for further works. At present the loops within the carriageway are not detecting vehicles. This is causing a timing issue at the traffic signal junction. These works should fix the detection problem, which means all vehicles will be detected and a demand created correcting the timing. The working area will be on Kings Weston Lane on the approach to the traffic signals with St Andrews Road. No works will take place on St Andrews Road at this time. If you have any queries please email.
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Please don’t park on the pavements and cycle paths

This is an appeal for courtesy towards Active Travellers – pedestrians and cyclists. Active Travel is an important way for many of our colleagues to get to work across Portbury, Avonmouth and Severnside. A lot of effort is being invested in improving our walking and cycling routes and making them safer. Please, please, please don’t park or block pavements and cycle paths across the area. If you have insufficient space to park your vehicles, please get in touch and we’ll work with you to find solutions.
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Bristol City Councils zero emission freight consolidation grant application closing 19th Aug 2020 

In February 2020, the application process began for a £100k grant from Go Ultra Low West, a £7m transport project that provides the infrastructure for large scale conversion to electric and ultra-low emission vehicles in the West of England. This grant will be spent over a 12-month period and used to set up and run a zero emission freight consolidation centre, or support an existing initiative with the same goal. A zero emission vehicle is one that produces no greenhouse gases or air pollutant tailpipe emissions, such as electric cars, electric lorries, electric vans, electric scooters, electrically assisted trailers, electrically assisted pedal cycles, and bicycles. This project will: – raise the profile of electric vehicles in Bristol – provide a best practice example of freight consolidation – adopt an innovative approach to zero emission freight consolidation. The outcome of the grant should be a reduction in the number of heavy-goods vehicles entering the city by consolidating deliveries using a more sustainable approach, such as EV vans or electric cycles – this will help to improve air quality in Bristol. The application period is now reopen with a final deadline for applications of 19/08/2020 12:00hrs (noon). You can apply here. For more information about freight consolidation, please contact the councils Transport Team. More here.
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It’s lunch on Rishi at Avon Lodge café

Enjoy a 50% discount when you eat out at Avon Lodge this August Avon Lodge has registered with the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. You can get 50% off any food and non-alcoholic drinks (to eat or drink in the café) up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner. The offer runs Monday to Wednesday between 3rd and 31st of August. You don’t need a voucher, you can use the scheme as often as you like and there is no minimum spend. The staff at Avon Lodge are looking forward to welcoming regular customers and new faces, during the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. What is Eat Out to Help Out? Eat Out to Help Out is a Government Scheme to support cafes, restaurants and pubs to get back on their feet after lockdown. About Avon Lodge Cafe Avon Lodge Café – located on Third Way – is one of Avonmouth’s best kept secrets. It has been recently refurbished inside to create a modern, cheerful environment and offers a variety of hot and cold refreshments all freshly cooked on the premises. Whether you just want a quick frothy coffee and a bacon sandwich, a healthy salad, or something more substantial such as steak and chunky chips, you will be spoilt for choice.It’s open Monday (07:00 to 20:30), Tuesday – Thurs (06:00 to 20:30), Friday (06.00 to 19:00). Keeping staff and customers safe The café has been serving food to key workers throughout lockdown so staff are well practiced in managing the enhanced health and safety measures required during COVID, including social distancing and wearing PPE. For visitors to the café there is free hand sanitizer, divider screens at the counter and payment by card is encouraged, while well-spaced-apart tables support social distancing.