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Avonmouth Ward C19 Task Force

Setting up a localised approach to outbreak management A message and invitation from Ami-Louise Duggan, Public Health Bristol. If you’re able to participate (details below) please email info@severnnet.org   Firstly I would like to say Thank you for your endless effort to help your communities in such uncertain times, it’s been a hard year and your work is so valuable! As Covid 19 rates in Bristol are high, we now need a localised approach to outbreak management. I am setting up a Avonmouth Ward C19 Task Force to tackle issues in the communities and what we can do as community workers/businesses/volunteers to help bring the rates down. We will discuss ideas such as signage, marshalls, community champions and enforcement. Everyone will have a part to play in this meeting whether its community intelligence from being on the ground and seeing everyday situations, have some capacity to pop up some posters on lamp posts or buildings or having the knowledge and resources to keep your employees safe in their workplace. The first meeting will be based around the facts and figures of Covid rates in the Avonmouth ward and the structure of the meetings going forward. Meeting date: Tuesday 1st December, 1.30pm-3pm, Location: Zoom (invite link to follow in a separate email Tuesday morning) So as the first agenda I suggest: Welcome and introductions – Ami Brief description on Outbreak Management and stats – Mohammed Structure of this meeting: is there anyone missing? How often? Who should lead the meeting? – All What are the problem areas within our communities? (Community intelligence) – All Ideas to increase knowledge and reduce rates? (signage, myth busters, marshalls etc) – All Hope to see all of you on zoom Tuesday. Many Thanks, Ami  
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It’s Road Safety Week 2020 – No Need to Speed

This is a call to action … we’re inviting you to get involved in Road Safety Week 2020 running until 22nd November . SevernNet and Severn Ride and Stride are committed to improving road safety for those who drive, walk, cycle and ride in the area. With recent serious accidents, we really need to work together to improve awareness. We’d also like to offer our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the people who recently died on the roads in this area. Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake, the road safety charity. The theme for 2020 is NO NEED TO SPEED. You can sign up here.We encourage you to get involved by sharing the message this week with colleagues, printing the posters below and putting up in prominent places e.g. on the way to the car park. You can also invite colleagues to take a selfie with a poster to share to spread the message. There are a number of different posters to choose (see below). If photos are uploaded to social media you could add @SevernRideandStride and #Roadsafetyweek2020. If you’d like more information on the above or have any questions please email There are information and resources on The Road Safety Week website and we’ve brought lots of material together here on SevernNet Ride and Stride Road Safety page.Additional resources we can signpost you to include: Free driver training currently via ZoomFree motorcycle trainingHGV awarenessFree basic or advanced cycling training  If you’d like more information on the above or have any questions please email
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Looking for a break – Buy One Get One Half Price meal deal

Avon Lodge Café is running ‘The Buy One Get One Half Price’ meal deal on Thursday, Friday and Saturday until Christmas. So, why not head over with a friend or colleague for an ‘end of week’ treat. Avon Lodge Café is located on Third Way, Avonmouth BS11 9YP. Tel: 0117 982 7706. Opening times are Monday – 7am – 8:30pm, Tuesday – Thursday – 6am – 8:30pm, Friday – 6am – 7pm, Saturday – 8am – 12pm, Closed on Sunday.
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Severnside Fitness Hub – planned opening 2nd Nov

Located on Fourth Way, Avonmouth, the Severnside Fitness Hub is planned to open on 2nd November 2020. To cater for the area’s shift workers opening hours (subject to any CV-19 restrictions) will be 24*7. Corporate Membership opportunities are being explored. If this is of interest, please get in touch with Carlton de Souza. You can find a ‘sneak preview’ below with these 3D images of Severnside Fitness Hub which is currently under construction. We welcome Severnside Fitness Hub as a new SevernNet member.
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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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The NHS gain when you decide the name

SevernNet member Bristol Manor Farm Football Club is a family orientated community based football club which is well supported in Avonmouth, Shirehampton and Sea Mills. The club is located on the Portway and runs alongside the Temple Meads to Severn Beach railway line. A large number of the club’s sponsors advertise on the hoardings that face both the railway line and the Portway. In the current climate, the club has decided to rename their stadium. They are welcoming bids from businesses and/or individuals interested in renaming the stadium and invite you to get in touch.The Bristol Manor Farm Board will make the final decision on the successful bid.The new stadium name will be prominently displayed, including along the fencing that can be clearly seen from the railway line and A4 Portway.The club will donate 50% of the winning bid to local NHS charity ‘Above and Beyond’ (Fundraising for Bristol City Centre hospitals).Please get in touch with Tony Parsons (Commercial Manager – Bristol Manor Farm) by the end of the day on Wednesday 6th May, with any enquiries. Email, phone (0117-968-8250) or mobile (07972-331-851).This initiative will help ensure the survival of the football club and enable a donation to the NHS to whom we are all very grateful.
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Can you help the Foodbank?

We’ve had a call from the Foodbank for support. Can you help? Are you able to donate medium sized cardboard boxes to the Bristol North West Foodbank based in Avonmouth village. They are pre-packing 1000 emergency food boxes over the next two weeks, to be prepared to  deliver emergency food to those in poverty who are needing to self-isolate because of the virus. This is an urgent call out.  Please could you contact our Foodbank office on 0117 9235343 or email Emma Murray the Foodbank Manager on emma@bristolnwfoodbank.org.ukAlso if anyone has any non perishable food to spare they would be so grateful for any donations.Volunteers welcome too.
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On Your Doorstep summer 2019 – Lawrence Weston’s community newsletter – open for submissions until Fri 14th June

Summer is just around the corner and there are many exciting projects happening in Lawrence Weston. Ambition Lawrence Weston (ALW) would like to offer you the opportunity to submit an article in Lawrence Weston’s most read community publication, ‘On Your Doorstep’ Summer 2019 edition.

The feedback of the Spring 2019 issue was amazing and ALW would love to hear about your organisations and groups, which would benefit the Lawrence Weston residents or success stories.

On Your Doorstep wouldn’t exist without your input  So ALW 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 ALW know.

ALW aim to ensure the Lawrence Weston community receive their copy of On Your Doorstep at the beginning of July 2019 (it is delivered to every address) so the DEADLINE for articles and advertisements is on the 14th June 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 Donna to work her 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 budget for advertising to contribute to the continuity and sustainability of the newsletter in the future. (ALW 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 it to: donna.sealey@ambitionlw.org

Please mark in the subject line “OYD summer 2019”. You are welcome to forward this post to anyone that maybe interested.

You can view online versions here

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Have your say on proposed walking and cycling route from Portway through Avonmouth Village to St. Andrew’s Road

 

Please come and join us in Avonmouth Community Centre for a Drop In Event. Tuesday 14th May from 15:30 until 18:30.

We would like your views on the proposed walking and cycling route from Portway through Avonmouth Village to St. Andrew’s Road and Crowley Way.

The route will be laid out in one very long poster to bring it to life.

Refreshments and delicious cake will be available.

 

Please encourage your walking and cycling champions to come along and meet us.