31st March 2021
A New Community Hub to serve Wotton and the surrounding areas, their survey closes on 5th April 2021. The survey will only take a few minutes to complete and it is anonymous and answers cannot be traced back to the individual. It would also be good to get your views on the needs of the people you speak to and support as Parish and Town Councillors. You can do this by using the following link – http://bit.ly/WAMAsurveyPB
26th March 2021
Universal Credit Guide https://www.jobcentrenearme.com/universal-credit/
22nd March 2021
Bus service 84-85 - South Gloucestershire Council are closing The Downs at Wickwar for drainage work therefore they will be unable to serve The Downs from 6th April for a couple of months. It is proposed that one of the buses diverts from Yate through Rangeworthy, Cromhall, Charfield to Wotton Under Edge and the other bus diverts Wickwar, Kingswood to Wotton under Edge, all villages will be served.
Census 21st March 2021-how to get help
Parish Councils response to RCA Regenerated Ltd Housing Needs survey Letter attached
Christmas Light switch on 2020
The Parish Councils annual light switch on for 2020 was very different from previous years due to the pandemic and government restrictions. No mulled wine, mince pies or crowds gathering to see the eldest and youngest child from Hawkesbury Primary school do the honours of switching on the lights.
At 5.30pm Saturday 12th December a few councillors met at The Plain, joined by a handful of parishioners, Cllr Harding made a short speech; filmed by Cllr Ruthven to enable the Parish Council to place their first ever virtual event on You Tube, a learning curve for all.
Cllr Wareham switched on the lights, what a relief it was when the lights worked. This was followed by the Councillors walking up the High Street admiring all the lights so many households had on display, a special effort by Hawkesbury well done to all. 20 minutes later Lees Lights were switched on, once again the Hall made a fantastic display for all to admire.
Just in case you have not already seen the videos of Councillors erecting the Christmas tree which had been donated this year by Gloucestershire wildlife Trust and the switching on of the lights please see the links below.
Christmas Tree decorating https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq9ykjhhjD8
Christmas Light Switch-on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBUl3b-X9VY
Covid's real impact Jenny's story https://youtu.be/vmSsU-43KxA
Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever this winter due to the likelihood that flu and Covid-19 will both be in circulation. The NHS flu vaccination programme has been expanded this year, with more people than ever eligible for a free flu vaccine.
GP’s and pharmacies have put infection control practices in place to make it safer for vulnerable people to come and get vaccinated.
You should endure you get your free NHS flu vaccine if you are in any of the following groups:
- Adults 65 and over
- People with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months)
- People on the NHS Shielded Patient list
- Pregnant women
- Children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
- Children in Primary school and year 7
- The main carer of an older, disabled person or if you received carers allowance
- A household contact of someone on the NHS Shielded Patient list
- If you’re aged 50-64 and have a health condition that means you’re more at risk from flu, you should get your flu vaccine as soon as possible
- Other 50-to 64 year olds may be contacted about a flu vaccine later in the year, subject to availability of vaccine stock
6th May 2020 During this difficult time with Covid - 19 crisis Age UK South Gloucestershire want older people to know they are still here and open to support them
1st May 2020 COVID 19 Mental Health Resouce guidance SGC
30th April 2020
Yate One Stop Shop-update during COVID - 19
28th April 2020
Future Bright - NEW COVID eligibility and support - Full Details
7th April 2020
WhatsApp information service- This new free-to-use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus and reduce the burden on NHS services. To use the free service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.
3rd April 2020
A big thank you to everyone; those who are volunteering and to those of you have offered to help. The response is amazing, and we are extremely lucky to live in such a village.
It is important for our community to support one another in these challenging times. There will be members of our community, young or old, who may be living alone, self-isolating and finding life a lot harder than usual. We want to make sure that everyone in the village who needs support can get it, and ask for volunteers who may be able to help neighbours who are stuck at home with day to day tasks like shopping, picking up prescriptions, running errands, cooking a meal, walking the dog or just a chat on the phone. We are collecting a list of people who are able to help and what they're able to offer. It might be something as simple as adding a few items to your weekly online shop for someone who's stuck at home and who doesn't use the internet. Please think about your neighbours - take a moment to think who lives near you, and please check on your neighbours, maybe neighbours you don't know very well, who might be struggling in the current circumstances. Ask if they need help with anything. We are trying to reach people who might otherwise "drop through the net" because they don't use email or social media, or because they are living alone. If any of your neighbours are in need of help, please drop us a line to tell us, so we can try and link them up with someone who can help. Contact Hazel Jones, Parish Clerk on 01454 238074/ email@example.com
South Gloucestershire Council - Sharing information and advice to support communities
Coronavirus update -The police have stopped all Beat Surgeries and external forums, we are still conducting hi-visibility patrols, we have reduced the number of stations we have open and would encourage members of the public to contact us by email when it isn’t urgent. There is obviously a demand on us for clarity around certain things being implemented and again would encourage people to refer to the Government websites and NHS websites rather than us. For the most up-to-date information please refer to the Avon and Somerset Police website
Supporting each other in Hawkesbury Parish in the event of self-isolation COVID-19
Commons Management Meeting 13th November 2019 - Minutes
GDPR Data Breach Policy Data Protection Policy Records Retention Policy Information Commissioner's Office ICO Certificate