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Many thanks to the Port of Bristol Seafarers Centre for their hospitality at June’s Business Breakfast

The Merchant Navy Welfare Board looks after seafarers coming to Portbury, Avonmouth and Sharpness. They have a centre at Portbury which provides support to Portbury and Avonmouth. This is a very important facility, providing much needed support to seafarers, many of whom are away from their homes and families for extended periods of time.The team at the Port of Bristol Seafarers Centre provide a lifeline to these key workers whose role is critical to the UK Economy. They offer a place to rest away from their ships for a few hours, stock up on sim cards, warm clothes and other provisions. We’re very grateful for the hospitality provided at June’s Business Breakfast and the insights’s into the team’s work. If you’d like to support the organisation or learn more, please check out this link.
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Rail Strike Information from GWR

There will no rail services at all on some routes (including the Severn Beach Line) on the strike days this week – Tuesday 21 June, Thursday 23 June and Saturday 25 June.   Where services can run they will be extremely limited with much later start and much earlier finish times.   There will also be a restricted service on Wednesday 22 June, Friday 24 June and Sunday 26 June, with services starting late and finishing very early.  Full timetables are now in online journey planners for Tuesday 21 June and Thursday 23 June, and timetables for days between the strikes are also available.  Where services are running rail travel should only be considered if absolutely necessary.  There will be no alternative road replacement available, and there is still the potential for further changes even on the day.   We know that customers will need time to plan ahead.  As well as checking timetables, there are maps showing which routes are open.  This will be kept updated with the latest information.   Anything you can do to alert your networks, constituents, members, staff and customers about the impact of the strike would be very helpful.   If there is anything else we can provide for you to help get the message out please do let us know.  As always if there is anything else we can help with either before or during the strikes, we are here and will do our best to help.  Best wishes Jane and Toby  Jane Jones                                                   Toby ElliottHead of Public Affairs                                   Head of CommunicationsGreat Western Railway                                 Network Rail Western
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First Trade Local Day – Wed. 15th June – A great success!

Weds. June 15th from 11:00 to 13:30 including buffet lunch Venue: PBA Club, Nibley Road, Shirehampton, Bristol, BS11 9XW Organised by: SevernNet, supposted by NEBES We held our first Trade Local Day on June 15th with local businesses coming together at the PBA Club. It was a great success and we thank everyone who was able to attend. We understand everyone who attended benefitted, gained new business contacts, and are keen for us to hold further events. We’re introducing a Trade Local section to the SevernNet website and will be developing this further over the summer. We’ll be running our second Trade Local Day on Thurs September 15th 2022. Please pencil in the date in your diary. You can book your place here now. Be part of our vibrant business community. We look forward to seeing you on the 15th September!
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SevernNet Transport Forum – Weds 18th May 2022 – 11:00-13:00

Our next Forum will be held on 18th May 2022 at 11:00. This will be a virtual form via Zoom. If you would like to attend please register using this link. Agenda items will include: 5G Logistics trials in Avonmouth including a trial looking at opportunities for more effective traffic flow management; and trials looking at tracking condition of goods en routeBristol’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) and implications for your business and staff. Support is available for businesses based in, and (I believe) needing to operate in Bristol. There is also support available for colleagues living in Bristol and impacted in their journeys to work and to encourage sustainable modes of travel.An update on  the Future Transport Zones initiative (to be confirmed) where we understand that a number of trials may be targeted for Portbury Avonmouth SevernsideHydrogen South West updateDates for Forums and Gatherings for 2022M49J Update from M49J Link Road Project ManagerAssessing impact of resultant congestion and limited resilienceCNG Fuels and Avonmouth North Station … and transport decarbonisationBus and train services. Do we need to better understand our colleagues transport needs?Update on sustainable travel options and practical support available
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5G Logistics project trials in Avonmouth

In May, an innovative 5G project is trialling game-changing wireless connectivity for improved logistics efficiency, new services and traffic management.The 5G Logistics testbed at the Avonmouth Bristol Port dock and the adjacent St Andrew’s Road, is the result of a 12-strong partnership led by the West of England Combined Authority.You can watch the project video here. This project is part of a government funded programme exploring how 5G’s high levels of reliability, speed and capacity could deliver new opportunities and improvements to all sectors and service provision. With providers other than large telecoms operators now delivering tailored private networks to a business or district’s needs, UK businesses are being encouraged to think about what 5G could do for their competitiveness and the skills they will need to take full advantage of the opportunities. If you would like to learn more about the 5G Logistics project or how 5G is being used in your sector, please contact indicating your specific area(s) of interest and whether you would like to attend a related event/webinar (by COB 11 May).You can read the full article here
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Helping to Bring Jobs and Work to Life at April’s Business Breakfast

Date:   Thurs. Apr 28th from 07:30 to 09:00.Venue and Host: Shirehampton JTE Hub at Shirehampton Methodist Church, Penpole Avenue, Shirehampton, Bristol, BS11 0DY Please join us at Shire JTE Hub for April’s Business Breakfast on Thurs. Apr. 28th 2022 from 07:30 to 09:00.Located opposite Shirehampton Job Centre, Shire JTE Hub is ideally located to help people into work, and to work with employers with training and support for work seekers and those wishing to upskill. Shire JTE Hub also offers meeting space for businesses and the community.Come along. Have a look at the facilities. Find out more about working with Shire JTE Hub – Helping to bring jobs and work to life! Please join us for April’s Business Breakfast Help to bring jobs and work to life! We’ll be discussing the challenges and opportunities facing local businesses in recruiting colleagues across the area, the benefits of apprenticeships and introducing work to young people whilst still at school. Come and join us at April’s Business Breakfast to find out more. Register here to join us We look forward to seeing you at Shire JTE Hub on Thursday morning, 28th April   SevernNet 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.A breakfast ‘sarni’ and hot drinks will be provided! About Shire JTE Hub The Jobs, Training and Enterprise Hub at Shirehampton Methodist Church is a welcoming space for skills and training, jobs fairs, a Job club, well-being initiatives  and coaching for those who are long-term unemployed or with multiple barriers to work. In addition it provides space for sole traders/Start-ups and others to have access to IT and a place to meet people with similar needs and encourage one another. Delivering value locally Employers of all kinds, colleges and training providers, the unemployed and those with multiple barriers to work including disabled people can benefit from working with us. We are looking for ideas to expand and improve our work. Shire JTE Hub has been created with the capital of the Port Community Resilience Fund to provide this work for three years.  The running costs have been met by the Methodist Church and Quartet including Bristol Port Fund thus far. The Church will benefit from having the premises much more fully utilised.
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A warm welcome from Avon Lodge Truckstop

Date: Thurs. Mar 24th from 07:30 to 09:00.Venue and Host: Avon Lodge Truckstop Please join us at Avon Lodge Truckstop for March’s Business Breakfast on Thurs. Mar 24th 2022 from 07:30 to 09:00. With a significant shortage of facilities for truck drivers across the area, Avon Lodge Truckstop is providing a vital service locally. Come along and see what they have to offer, including excellent meeting and training space in the heart of Avonmouth. Please join us for March’s Business Breakfast We’ll be discussing some of the challenges and opportunities facing freight transport across the area, including de-carbonisation. We’re also progressing the development of a Supply Chain Matching service for the area. How would you like to see it working?And we’ll be asking if your business could host a sign to help people find their way across the area. Come and join us at March’s Business Breakfast to find out more. Register here to join us SevernNet 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. A breakfast ‘sarni’ and hot drinks will be provided!
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Please be aware – Weather Warning for this Friday 18th February 2022

Major winter storm to coincide with high spring tides. Currently Amber warning has been issued but it is at the top end of high impacts. Potential for a Red Warning to be issued on 17 February 2022.  Currently surge expected around Portbury Dock of 2.8 metres (subject to further models being run). Peak Winds from 0300hrs – 1500hrs Friday 18th Feb.  Inland winds 60 – 80mph. Coastal winds 80 -90 mph. Gale Force 8 -10. Possibility of Violent Storm 11. Winds starting from SW and gradually working through to NW. Highest winds expected in Bristol Channel. They will be expecting to issue several flood alerts and flood warnings. Wind speed will slowly reduce throughout the afternoon. Coastal flooding expected all along Somerset Coast. Significant travel disruption expected. Potential threat to life. Possible bridge closures, mobile homes overturned, risk to temporary structures etc. Likely tree damage. Issued by The Bristol Port Company for information to aid any preparation planning – for details please refer to EA website and weather stations.
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Avonmouth Community Centre Renovations Unwrapped!

Please join us at Avonmouth Community Centre for February’s Business Breakfast on Thurs. Feb 17th 2022 from 07:30 to 09:00. We’ll be discussing plans for a Supply Chain Matching service across the area and we’d like to hear from you. This is also a chance to find out more about the importance of Avonmouth Community Centre to the area, its history and restoration. Importantly, we’ll also discuss how the Community Centre can help you, through its JTE Hub facilities as well as catering and event space and not forgetting Wednesday lunch time soup! Book your ticket now