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!
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.https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/alerts-and-warnings
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
On Wednesday night (2nd Feb 2022) this week the BBC aired a half hour programme featuring four employees of the Bristol Port Company on the night shift. It was a wonderfully presented programme and emphasises how important the Bristol Port area and its activities are to the region and the country. If you missed it, you can watch it here.
During the February half term, from Saturday 19 – Sunday 27 February, Network Rail will be: renewing track and signalling equipment on the Filton relief lines between Stapleton Road and Lawrence Hill stationsrefurbishing drainage between Montpellier and Sea Mills stations, and through Clifton Tunnelchanging signalling ready for the new station at Portway Park & Ride and building foundations for the platformreplacing wooden railway sleepers between Bristol Port level crossing on King Road and St Andrew’s Road station in Avonmouth Work completed during this period is helping to keep the railway safe and reliable, as well as bringing a new railway station for the Severn Beach line a step closer. During this period a replacement bus service will be in operation as per the diagram below. Check before you travel: www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.GWR.com/Bristol. More information is available in this leaflet that you can download here.
Location: Severn Road (near Seabank Power Station) Works: Telecoms – Civils Pole Foundation, Cab Bases and Ducting etc Duration & Dates: 6 days from 21st – 26th February 2022 Times: 24/7 for 6 days (manual control between 07:00-09:30 and 15:30-18:30) Works Ref: TW21_684 Severn Road TM plan: Two-way portable signals. See map
Location: Chittening Road & Severn Road Works: Openreach – need access to underground structure Duration & Dates: 2 days, 14th – 15th February 2022 Times: 09:30-15:30 daily Works Ref: PS21_521 Severn Rd_Chittening Rd TM plan: Multi-way portable signals – see maps below
Location: Fifth Way & Avonmouth Way at junction with Fourth Way Works: Telecoms Build – excavation works Duration & Dates: 4 days from Tuesday 22nd until Friday 25th February 2022 Times: 08:00-18:00 daily Works Ref: PS21_532 Fifth Way_Avonmouth Way TM plan: Multi-way traffic signals. See map below
Location: Severn Road outside Suez Energy Recovery Centre (SERC) Works: Telecoms – New Telecoms cabinets and Mast landing of the mast and commissioning Duration & Dates: 5 days, from Mon. 14th – Fri. 18th March 2022 Times: 24/7 Works Ref: TW21_669 Severn Road TM plan: Two-way traffic signals – see maps below
Please sign up to participate in the 2022 Travel To Work Survey. This is an important ‘barometer’ for the colleagues views on the ease of travelling to/from work and its essential that our voices are heard from across Portbury Avonmouth Severnside. Businesses, charities and organisations across the area have until 4th February 2022 to sign up for free to take part in the Travelwest Travel to Work Survey 2022. It’s a simple form which takes about 5 minutes to complete. The survey itself will take place between 7th to 13th March 2022, but by signing up now you will receive a bespoke report with your survey results, giving you a better insight into how your staff travel, and will have the opportunity to ask your staff additional questions. This annual survey can provide an invaluable record through year-on-year participation. Please Pre-register now! Pre-register to the Travel to Work Survey or visit our Travel to Work Survey page to find out more! Many thanks for your time and support