"Since July, our libraries have been providing click and collect and bookable IT services in addition to delivering books to vulnerable adults during the COVID-19 lockdown period. From Monday, customers will be able to drop-in and browse the books on offer for the first time since March. Opening times will be shorter than normal hours with all libraries closing at 4.00 pm. Filton Library will not be open due to essential building work being carried out but Patchway Library will be open on Mondays, in addition to its normal open days.
The number of people using a library at one time will be limited and IT users are encouraged to book in advance to ensure a PC is free at the time they want to visit. Safety checks have taken place at all of our buildings in line with Government guidance and all customers will be required to wear face coverings."
Customers will be asked to pre-book an appointment in advance to visit a library for IT access and a click and collect facility will be in place for the loan of books, DVDs and audiobooks.
From Thursday 21 May 2020 the sites will accept the normal range of waste and recycling. Social distancing measures and temporary extended opening hours 6am to 6pm will remain in place until further notice. Trailers are not currently allowed on site."
“You can use outdoor sports courts or facilities, such as a tennis or basketball court, or golf course – with members of your household, or one other person while staying 2 metres apart. You cannot use an outdoor gym or playground.”
Accordingly the Acton Turville Tennis Court will re-open, effective May 13th, while the Play Area will remain closed until further notice.Residents wishing to use the Tennis Court should visit http://actonturville.info/tennis/ for more information.
There will also be a temporary change to opening times with sites operating from 6am to 6pm until further notice. The sites will be open for essential use and will only accept non-recyclable black bin waste and large items such as furniture and mattresses to begin with. Any other waste, including garden waste, soil, DIY, recycling and plastics cannot be brought onto the sites and will not be accepted.
Limits on the types of waste are necessary so we can cordon off certain areas and implement social distancing measures. This will enable people to unload their vehicles at a safe distance from others in the current circumstances. Each vehicle will have the use of two parking spaces to unload waste and two disposal bays to use; one for black bin waste and one for large items."
Monday March 31st 2020: See the latest updates from Public Health England.
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:
South Glos Council have also created a register of local support groups, some of which cover our area. Go to:
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.
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.