CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY


Saturday March 28th 2020: A Badminton Area (including Acton Turville) Facebook group has been created for anyone in need of help or anyone able to provide it. Go to:

 Badminton Area Covid Help


South Glos Council have also created a register of local support groups, some of which cover our area. Go to:

 South Glos Community Aid



Thursday March 26th 2020: We have been advised by Avon & Somerset Police:

"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 this website "
 

Wednesday March 25th: Village Link. Trustees of Village Link have, with great regret decided that until further notice, Village Link can no longer undertake to offer a transport service to any of their clients. 


Wednesday March 25th: The Church of England has changed its guidance and said that Churches can no longer remain open for private prayer. As a result St Mary's Church will be closed until further notice.


Tuesday March 24th 2020: South Gloucestershire Council will keep essential waste collections operating, including black bins and recycling, despite the challenges posed by Coronavirus. Black bins, clinical waste and sharps will all be collected as normal with recycling and food waste changing from weekly to every two weeks, and garden waste and bulky waste collections being temporarily suspended.

"As of today (24 March) we have closed all of our Sort It centres and from the 30 March, recycling and food waste collections will be made on the same day as your current black bin collection, until further notice. The essential changes will help us to keep collecting everyone’s waste and minimise disruption during the Coronavirus outbreak."


Tuesday March 24th 2020: In accordance with the latest Government guidance the Acton Turville Parish Council has taken the decision to close the Tennis Court and Play Area located opposite Trinity School until further notice. We request all residents and visitors to respect this decision for the benefit of the entire community.


Monday March 23rd 2020: St Mary's Church will continue to remain open for the duration of the current situation for private prayer and reflection even if worship is not possible for the time being.


Saturday March 21st 2020: The Village Stores will help anyone who is self-isolating or feels vulnerable by taking telephone orders and delivering.  They can also help with phone top-ups and other services.  Just call 218264 - Tim, Iris, Rachel, Julie and Kay will do whatever they can to help out.


Friday March 20th 2020: The Annual Village Spring Clean due to take place on Saturday 18th April has been cancelled.




Please remember to check on elderly, or vulnerable neighbours who may be particularly worried at this time.

OTHER NEWS

Friday March 20th 2020: Following the advertised Casual Vacancy which closed on March 17th The Parish Council are now in a position to co-opt a new member. Anyone interested please see this notice.