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Nisbets hosting Business Breakfast on 24th Nov

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
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M5 J19 to J18 Avonmouth Bridge overnight works from 26th Sept. to 28th Oct. 2022

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: info@nationalhighways.co.uk
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M48 cable inspection works running until Jan 2023 – with closure this weekend

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
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M49 Northbound & Southbound Full Overnight Closures – Mon 11th to Sat 16th July

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: info@nationalhighways.co.uk
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Fuel Protests M4, M5 and M32 – Monday 4 July

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
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Sponsor a street tree in the area

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.
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Bee Bold Awards

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.
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Hinkley Connection Project Update

The Hinkley Connection Project is progressing. National Grid: “In April 2022, we completed building the new pylons and overhead connection along the southern part of the route between Bridgwater and Loxton.In July 2022, we will start building the remaining overhead connection from Sandford to Seabank, near Avonmouth.We’re using the new T-pylons for part of the route between Sandford and Portishead, and new traditional lattice pylons through Avonmouth to make the final connection into Seabank substation.We will continue to directly contact the businesses close to where our work is being carried out to coordinate our construction activities.” You can find some great pictures and video here of the the world’s first T-pylon being built in Somerset. Work is progressing around Crook’s Marsh with the profiling of the land and the stone deliveries Have strated to ramp up. All vehicles working on behalf of the Hinkley Connection Project display the project identifier below. If you have any concerns please let us know via email.
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Join us at July’s Business Breakfast featuring the 5G logistics trials and Severnside Masterplan

Date and Time: Th. July 21st – 07:30-09:00Host: The Bristol Port CompanyWhere: The Bristol Port Safety & Training Centre, St. Andrew’s House, St. Andrew’s Rd., Avonmouth. BS11 9DQ Please join us to hear about the 5G logistics trials that took place at the Port and locally in May, including improvements to the lights at the junction of St. Andrew’s Rd and Kings Weston Lane; and a presentation and a chance to discuss the Vision for Severnside being developed by S. Glos. Council with communities of interest. Book here to come along and join us on the 21st