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NHS Avonmouth Vaccination Clinic

The NHS Avonmouth Vaccination Clinic is sited at Evans House on Third Way, BS11 9YL. Find out more below. We are using a local online booking system for appointments rather than the National Booking System at this clinic. Your employees can book a vaccination themselves directly using this link: .Alternatively, you can use the link to arrange for employees to book through their line managers so that you can manage the days and times of vaccination, yourselves. We’d like to remind you that vaccination is an individual’s choice and request that you encourage, but do not put any pressure on workforce to be vaccinated. The intention of this clinic is to make vaccination as easy as possible for people who may not be able to take time off work, easily, or who’s shift patterns make finding an appointment difficult. If your workforce would like more information about Covid Vaccination, we have provided links at the end of this article. The clinic’s initial opening hours (opened on 28th June) are from 9:00-16:00. Please get in touch if you think evening clinics would be helpful to accommodate shift patterns or if you wish to work with us to offer dedicated clinics on specific days or times. We are happy to work with you to make it as easy as possible for you and your employees to be vaccinated. Information for your employees is available in various languages on the BNSSG Healthier Together website:  https://bnssghealthiertogether.org.uk/covid-19/ . If you have questions or suggestions about any aspect of this Avonmouth Vaccination Clinic, please call the site on 07526 971 975 or contact our Operational Manager on 07968 511 474.
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Regional Recovery Plan, help for business and boosting local skills

Summary of SevernNet Business Breakfast – 26th Nov. 20 Thanks to everyone who participated. It was a very interesting and informative event and good to see the investments being made in business support and improving skills. Avonmouth Ward C19 Task Force Invitation The Avonmouth Ward are seeing high levels of infection and Bristol City Council’s Public Health is working with the local community to set up a localised approach to outbreak management. Businesses are invited to participate in a Zoom meeting on Tues 1st December at 13:30. More information here. Regional Recovery Fund – Increasing support for businesses and residents WECA’s Director of Business & Skills, Stephen Bashford, provided a clear overview of the various support mechanisms available for businesses and the various skills and training programmes. We encourage you to have a look and share within your businesses and communities, and where relevant, with colleagues who might benefit from the skills opportunities. Stephens’s presentation is available here, and a summary document here. You can keep up to date with the latest news from WECA and the West of England LEP by signing up here. Career College and Logistics Simon Arnold, Managing Director of Partners in Bristol at City of Bristol College introduced the Career College for Logistics. This collaboration between seven colleges in the UK and STC college in Rotterdam is aiming to address the lack of ambition and knowledge young people have about the career opportunities in the logistics sector. Providing a vehicle to bring new talent into logistics, each college will offer new Level 2 and 3 qualifications in Logistics and International Supply Chain Management. Find out more here. Ways2Work and the new One Front Door Chris Mitchell (Employer Account Officer, Bristol City Council) explained the changes introduced to Ways2Work to enable a greater focus on supporting individuals seeking work as well as support to employers. Schemes include Move in and Move Up to support the homeless, One Front Door which provides more intense support for individuals, an easier way for SMEs to access Kickstart and ‘WE WORK for Everyone’ which is a scheme for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). You can find out more from the presentation available here. Skilling up for high value green industry careers Mark Pepper, Development Manager at Ambition Lawrence Weston shared an update on delivering the Lawrence Weston Community Plan. Significant progress is being made including: Planning permission gained for a community owned on-shore wind turbine in Avonmouth which, when completed, will deliver renewable energy and sustainable income to the communityFacilitating more affordable and good quality homes to be built and working with Housing Associations etc.Finalising plans for a £1.7m Community Hub including training facilities and workshopsAddressing the massive skills gap in the area The ambition is to introduce a sector based academy that can deliver the skills needed for local people to develop careers in the renewables sector and in the developing field of MMC (Modern Methods of Construction). Discussion and conclusions An interesting discussion followed including: Steven King from Kings Heavy Haulage shared the benefits they have gained from training up young people who can then progress through the business.The need for communication to be improved around the various schemes within the business and residential communities was raised and noted by WECA.Sam Marsh (Severn Ride&Stride) noted that e-bikes/bikes were available to help people get to work across the area and other support is available. More here.SevernNet is organising an Economy, Employment and Skills Forum for December/January to bring stakeholders together from across the area. There is an opportunity to progress the SevernNet area (Portbury, Avonmouth, Severnside) Skills Academy concept to benefit businesses, local people and training providers.More information on skills, employment and business support will also be provided on SevernNet website. Road Safety Campaign and ‘No Need to Speed’ Neil Stradling, Avon Fire & Rescue emphasised the message from last weeks Road Safety week campaign. ‘No Need to Speed’. Please share this within your businesses and organisations. Next Business Breakfast Next Business Breakfast will be on Jan 28th 2021. SevernNet wish everyone all the best for what remains of 2020 and a better, we hope, 2021.
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The Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people (16-24 year olds) who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. This is part of the government’s Plan for Jobs and aims to create hundreds and thousands of new, fully funded jobs across England, Scotland and Wales. The first placements are likely to be available from November.Funding will cover for each job placement: 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a weekthe associated employer National Insurance contributionsemployer minimum automatic enrolment contributions There will also be extra funding to support young people to build their experience and help them move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart Scheme funded job.Young people can find out more about the Kickstart Scheme at the jobhelp site. More information for employers is available here.
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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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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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Young people, work and industrial placements

Virtual Business Breakfast – Thurs. 23th July 2020 We’d like to thank Joe Smith from Weston College for his presentation this morning (July 23rd) at July’s Virtual Business Breakfast. The opportunities for organisations to be supported through Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Industrial Placements have been given a boost through recent government announcements. Joe’s presentation available here explains Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Industrial Placements, together with the impact of the government interventions. You can also download a flyer on Industrial Placements here. This morning’s breakfast was well attended via Zoom with a number of new faces including from Mabanaft, DigiLocal, Bell Group and S. Glos. Council’s skills team. We also heard that The Avon Lodge Cafe in Third Way, acquired by Mabanaft, has recently had a facelift and is looking forward to meeting you in August when you can benefit from the  ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme (more on this soon). Sam Marsh (SevernNet Sustainable Travel Officer) talked about continuing work to improve walking and cycling paths around the area, and work with Bristol City Council to identify key areas for maintenance. We’d like to thank Cllr Jo Sergeant for working with us on this to help clear up the important walking & cycling route – Lawrence Weston Road. If you use this route regularly, or know people who do, we’d love to hear from you Paul Young told us about how LED Lights 4 You has adapted to the current situation and developed and launched an online LED Lighting design service. We look forward to catching up with everyone again at September’s Business 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, or you can join online here.
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Helping your staff get to work at this time

We are refocusing our activities to provide the support you need over the coming weeks. We can support your staff who need to continue to travel to and from work and don’t have access to a car and/or public transport or would prefer not to use public transport.   We will be able to continue to offer the following support: FREE personalised route planning, maps and advice for walking and cycling on the phone or via emailAdvice on options to loan a bike for FREE locallyFREE 1 to 1 cycle training and confidence sessions outdoors. Please get in touch if you would like travel advice or would like to suggest how we can help: Sam Marsh, sam@severnnet.org 07367 064117Alexa Bingham, alexa.bingham@sustrans.org.uk 07786 984063 Stay in touch with the services and support we’re offering here. Our previously planned cycling and walking group activities will be rescheduled to run later in the year (as and when possible). Follow us on Facebook for updates or click here to sign up to our Ride & Stride newsletter.