Newmans Lane and High Street will both be subject to parking and travel restrictions on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th of October. Newmans Lane will be resurfaced and potholes in the High Street will be repaired.
|Rectory Lane is expected to be closed for two or three days from Monday, October 19th. This is required for the installation of a new supply by Bristol Water. The road will only be restricted as and when traffic signs are in position and may not be effected for the whole of the period but only for so long as is necessary to execute the works.|
Timsbury Athletic’s disappointing start to the new season continued with a 4-3 home defeat to Wrington Redhill in the Uhlsport Somerset County League Division 1 after they had led 3-1 15 minutes into the second half. It means four defeats from their opening five games for a side that was on the brink of promotion to the Premier League before the lockdown curtailed activities back in March.
Rhys Cook had an early header saved by the visitors’ keeper Matthew Hill before Sam Harvey gave Wrington the lead after 10 minutes with a shot that Timsbury custodian Josh Wilcox got a hand to but couldn’t keep out. Rory Thomas came close to a second with an effort that just cleared the bar before Ellis Hancock was also just too high for the home side with a header.
As Timsbury continued to press Cook laid on a great chance for Toby Neilson but his shot was saved by Hill. The dangerous Hancock shot just wide of the post before he grabbed the equalizer right on half-time with a towering header from Luke Seviour’s cross.
Two minutes into the second and Timsbury were ahead. In a repeat of the equalizer Hancock again rose well to head home Seviour’s centre. Ten minutes later Cook was brought down in the box and the same player confidently converted the spot kick.
Timsbury failed to hammer home their advantage and it was the visitors who began to take control. George Fake made it 3-2 with a well struck free-kick and soon after Joe Creese snatched the equalizer. As the confidence drained from the home side Ethan Williams raced through to give Wrington the lead. A late header from Jesse Bishop came close to earning Timsbury a point but his effort was just too high.
The HENRY programme is a free eight-week course for parents and carers of children aged nought to five years old. The programme is designed to help little ones get off to a great start.
Each week there is a one- hour online live session plus a couple of videos to watch before each session. There is also a free toolkit with lots of resources.
The course covers the five themes across eight weeks:
— Feeling more confident as a parent
— Physical activities for the little ones
— What children and the whole family eats
— Family lifestyle habits
— Enjoying life as a family
The programme is an opportunity to share ideas and experiences with other families in a safe environment!
The courses begin on Monday, November 2nd or Tuesday, November 3rd and run between 10.00am and 11.00am.
Details of this and all other Wellbeing College courses can be found at https://www.wellbeingcollegebanes.co.uk/
The Wellbeing College is funded by B&NES Clinical Commissioning Group and B&NES Council, and its partners include many different organisations across the local area.
B&NES Council has launched a liveable neighbourhoods consultation. Liveable neighbourhoods are an important part of the Council’s plan to tackle the climate and ecological emergency and to improve health and wellbeing across the area. They will improve air quality and health, encourage more walking and cycling and reduce vehicles in residential areas. The Council now wants residents views on three strategies which would form the basis for liveable neighbourhoods.
The online consultation, which will close on October 14th, can be found at
Hot air balloons launched from the Recreation field on 30th August and filled the sky with any exciting view.
Dr Bruce Laurence, Director of Public Health at Bath & North East Somerset Council, yesterday called for people in the Somer Valley to “up their game” in responding to a worrying increase in Covid-19 cases in the area. Following the increase in confirmed cases, Public Health England, Bath & North East Somerset Council and Somerset County Council are working together to manage the situation.
The Somer Valley area falls mainly in Bath and North East Somerset but also crosses the border into Somerset. Bath & North East Somerset Council and Somerset County Council are working closely with PHE and other partners to manage the increase in the Midsomer Norton, Radstock and surrounding areas. As a precautionary action this includes supporting licensed premises to ensure that guidelines are followed on social distancing, test and trace and all other preventative measures. Read more here….
First Bus has issued new timetables starting on 3rd August offering additional services between Timsbury and Bristol and Bath.
The 178 will restart Saturday service with buses every two hours. In addition there will be a new service using early morning and late evening buses on the 171 and 172 routes.
The Monday to Friday the 171 morning services will leave Farmborough at 5.13; 5.33; 6.03; 6.13; 6.33; 6.43; and 7.03 and travel via Timsbury, High Littleton, Paulton and Radstock arriving an hour and ten minutes later. On Saturdays the service will depart at 5.08; 5.33;6.08 and 6.38. On Sundays and Bank Holidays it will be 7.06; 7.58; 8.11 and 8.56.
The 172 service from Bath to Timsbury and Farmborough is scheduled to leave 20.00; 21.00; 23.25 and 00.25 (Monday to Saturday). On Sundays and Bank Holidays it is due to leave at 20.56; 22.30 and 23.30.
From 6pm on July 28th journeys on the Brislington Park and Ride buses can be booked up to one week in advance. All journeys will be bookable on this service.There is no charge for booking and passengers have the choice to use an existing ticket (mTicket, paper, Travelwest Travelcard or Concessionary Pass) or to buy one when booking.
Bookings can be made via www.bookmybusride.com
Book-my bus-ride is an innovation from First Bus, in partnership with WECA.
A new pet shop called Canine Craze has opened in South Road in what was the hairdressers. This is a welcomed new service that pet owners can enjoy. It is run by locals Emma and Liam who also provide dog walking and pet sitting
“Canine Craze was formed in 2019 and is a family run business owned by Liam and Emma Craze. Emma started running the dog walking and pet sitting in 2016 when she was looking for a new career after many years in the Horse Racing industry. What started as a hobby, soon became a successful business and continued to expand resulting in Liam joining the company in 2017.
Our priority is to ensure a safe, fun environment for all animals under our care which can range from exploring the countryside with dogs to cuddling up on the sofa with cats. To us, a house is not a home without a pet. It was on a visit to Crufts in 2019 that we stumbled across a Natural Treat stall and thought we would bring some home for our dog Pierre to sample. He absolutely loved them, and after some further research we found them to be full of goodness with multiple health benefits. Pierre’s dental hygiene improved dramatically and as many are low in fat, he was pleased to hear he
could have plenty more treats without putting on weight!
We decided to start selling them to our dog walking customers on a small scale as we wanted to help promote a healthy lifestyle for our favourite work colleagues! They have proved to be a hit and become very popular resulting in us expanding to sell online and move into the Old Hairdressers on South Road where our new shop is based. We are passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle for all pets, and we believe their diet is the best place to start. All of our products are 100%
natural and are free of any chemicals and nasty additives.
We also have a keen interest in reducing plastic waste and the impact it has on the environment, which is why we are trying to encourage customers to bring along their own bags / containers to refill with the goodies from our shop (an airtight container is recommended for the dog treats as they have a strong smell which doesn’t agree well with the human nose).
Our shop is dog-friendly so please bring them along with you if you visit.
We have a lot of ideas to try and bring the community together including social walks from the shop on weekends and talks from a variety of Dog Trainers and behaviourists.
We look forward to meeting you and your furry family. For anyone unable to visit our shop, please give us a call as we offer free delivery to residents of Timsbury or we have a click & collect option on our website.”