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
The West of England Combined Authority is supporting the region’s recovery as shops begin to open by helping those who cannot work from home to return to work safely.
- From Monday 15 June passengers must wear a face covering on public transport. Posters will be displayed in bus shelters advising passengers how to keep our buses safe.
- We’re working with transport operators to increase services and introduce social distancing measures.
- We’re calling on businesses to encourage cycling and walking and change start and finish times where possible to avoid staff having to travel at peak times.
For the latest information on staying safe whilst travelling in the West of England, please visit our Travelwest site here.
For support for businesses to encourage active travel visit Travelwest.info/business
Following recent guidance from the Government I want to update you on what we’re doing at First to keep you travelling safe. From the 31st May we are running far more buses to provide more seats for keyworkers and essential journeys. Full details and timetables are available on our website – please bear with us, it might take a few days to update all of the next bus and journey planner information.
Let’s look after each other
Even though we’re running more buses, we’ve got a reduced capacity on each bus so please allow plenty of time for your journey and travel at quieter times, so everyone can get where they need to go. If you can:
- Pay in advance on the app or use contactless
- Keep your distance and follow signage on board
- Wear a face covering
- Leaving windows open to aid ventilation
We have produced a short video to show some of the changes we have made to comply with the Governments new guidelines.
Keeping you informed and updated
Our telephone lines remain open if you do need to talk to us. Our operating hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours you can contact us via the contact form on our website. Our team will be monitoring Twitter at the weekends between 9am and 5pm and on weekdays between 7am and 7pm.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Managing Director, First Bus
The length of Timsbury Road / Bloomfield Road, from a point 60m south of Hillside Farm to the junction with North Road, will be closed for carriageway reconstruction and resurfacing works from Monday, June 8th.
The road will only be restricted as and when traffic signs are in position (expected to be between 7.00am and 7.00pm) and the work may not last for the whole of the period but only for so long as is necessary to execute the works. This is anticipated to be for two weeks.
The Wellbeing College is jointly funded by the council and CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) and committed to improving the wellbeing, health and happiness of everyone living in the district. Many free courses are on offer to help residents live as well as possible and manage their own physical and mental health
The College is currently offering free, online, interactive courses to help get you through this difficult time. Find out more.
- Social distancing measures will be introduced on First Bus buses from Monday, May 21st to ensure the safety of staff and customers and in line with Government guidelines
- Reduced capacity will effectively mean buses will only be able to carry 1 in 4 passengers compared to the usual capacity on each bus
- First Bus is asking those essential travellers who must use buses to check their journey details in advance, avoid busier periods and allow extra time for their journey as they may need to wait if their bus is full when it arrives.
- More details here.