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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.  
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M5 Junction 19 south bound exit slip road – closed overnight on Fri 24th, 25th and 26th July

As part of the M5 J19 southbound exit-slip improvement works (more information here), the M5 J19 southbound exit slip will be closed on: 24, 25 and 26 July 2020. Works will take place overnight from 8pm to 6am. The slip road and part of the roundabout will be closed. Access to Gordano Services will be maintained via a diversion route which will be clearly signed. During the day the slip road and roundabout will remain open and narrow lanes will be in place. Highways England: “Please accept our apologies in advance for any disruption this may cause.”
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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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Gipsies Platt bridleway closure for improvement works from Monday 20 July

Gipsies Platt bridleway will be closed for improvement works from Monday 20 July 2020 until around mid November 2020. The plan below indicates the closure and the diversionary routes. You can also download it here. This work is part of the work to put in place the SGC01 walking and cycling route running from Cribbs Causeway to Severn Beach. Work on the bridleways that have been closed on the southern side of the A403 has now been completed and are expected to be reopened today (Fri. 17th July 20). SGC01 is part of the Avonmouth Severnside Walking & Cycling Routes project funded by Highways England in partnership with S. Glos. Council, Sustrans, SevernNet and Bristol City Council.
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M5 Junction 18 north bound exit slip road – fully closed overnight from Mon 20th July to Wed 29th July

Essential surfacing works need to be carried out on the north bound exit slip road at junction 18 of the M5. To minimise disruption, Highways England will work overnight when there are fewer vehicles on the road. During the day the carriageway will be kept open as usual. DatesThe work will start on the evening of Monday 20 July and finish on the morning of Wednesday 29 July . Work will take place at night time on weeknights only, between 8pm and 6am. Traffic ManagementWhilst work is taking place, the north bound exit slip road at junction 18 on the M5 will be fully closed. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place during this time. Highways England: “Please accept our apologies in advance for any disruption this may cause.”
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M5 J19 Improvements starting June 29th

To alleviate congestion at J19 of the M5, Highways England (HE) is reconfiguring the lanes within the exit-slip and roundabout to allow traffic to flow more freely. The work will take place in three phases. – Preparatory work will begin on 29th June. – Wales and West Utilites will then carry out required works – HE will then return to site to complete traffic flow improvement works which is anticipated to be complete in November 2020 Working hours and traffic managementDuring the day the slip road and roundabout will remain open and narrow lanes will be in place.Overnight from 8pm to 6am the slip road and part of the roundabout will be closed.Access to Gordano Services will be maintained where possible. Work will be undertaken overnight from Monday to Friday with some overnight Sunday work when necessary.Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place as agreed with North Somerset and Bristol City Council. HE offers apologies in advance for any disruption this may cause.