CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY

Thursday 29th May 2020: The Fox & Hounds, Acton Turville are offering a take away meal service on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm to 8pm. Order and pay in advance by calling 01454 218224.

Wednesday 27th May 2020: Bulky waste collection service resumes in South Gloucestershire. South Glos Council's waste collection service for bulky household items such as furniture, large domestic appliances and mattresses has now been reinstated after being temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak. See here for details.

Wednesday 20th May 2020: Sort It centres to accept normal range of waste from May 21st.
"Mangotsfield, Thornbury and Yate Sort It recycling centres are open for essential use only. Little Stoke Sort It recycling centre and the Re-use Shop at the Thornbury site remain closed until further notice.

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."


Wednesday 13th May 2020: The Parish Council has taken note of the Government’s recent announcement:

“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.

Wednesday May 6th 2020: Some Sort It centres are to open on May 16th. South Glos Council have announced "Three of our Sort It recycling centres will reopen on Saturday, 16 May after being temporarily closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Sort It recycling centres at Mangotsfield, Thornbury and Yate will open with some restrictions around the type of waste that can be disposed of, and essential social distancing measures in place to keep people safe.

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."

More details of South Glos' waste and re-cycling plans can be found here.

Friday May 1st 2020: South Glos Council have announced that the Yate One Stop Shop has been closed and staff will be redeployed to help residents from our central telephone contact centre. The council has a dedicated freephone COVID-19 telephone number 0800 953 7778 for queries about the council’s Covid-19 response, including where to get help and how services are changing in light of staffing issues and other pressures.

Tuesday April 28th 2020: Future Bright who help people whose income or employment have been affected by the Coronavirus crisis, have temporarily expanded the eligibility criteria for those requiring assistance.

Tuesday April 21st 2020: Over the coming week-end, the Natural History Consortium will be running a free programme called City Nature Challenge across the West of England. They have received a small grant from South Gloucestershire Council and want to share this with as many residents of South Glos as they can.
 
Information is all freely available at www.festivalofnature.org.uk.
 
What is City Nature Challenge?
City Nature Challenge is a global citizen science project to collect information about our local wildlife. South Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas are collaborating with 200+ cities across the world to find and record as much wildlife as possible.  All wildlife recorded during the Challenge will help local and national conservation work.
 
When is it?
City Nature Challenge will take place throughout April, May and June.  You can also join the big international Challenge weekend on 24-27 April when all 200 cities will be active at once!
 
How do I take part?
You will be amazed at how much wildlife you can discover right on your doorstep, from your window, balcony or in your garden.
 
Tuesday April 21st 2020: The Government has published answers to some frequently asked questions about what you can and can't do during the currrent Coronavirus outbreak.

Monday April 20th 2020: For the latest update from South Glos Council regarding the status of the services they provide go to their Disruption of Council services page. In particular, they have reported that garden waste collections will resume on Monday April 27th.

Wednesday April 15th 2020: For those without access to websites or social media, residents can contact Southern Brooks Community Partnerships, who are working alongside South Glos Council to connect individuals in need of support with the help they need. Their line – 07773 209943 – is staffed from 8am to 8pm, seven days a-week and the team is also available by email at communitysupport@southernbrooks.org.uk.eir operators will be able to talk to residents and connect them to the help available, linking in with the range of voluntary groups across South Gloucestershire. If there is something these groups aren’t able to help with, they will work between them to provide the practical help required.

Friday April 4th 2020: Healthwatch South Gloucestershire have been in touch to remind communities that they are are here to signpost you to important health information, offer community support or for a friendly chat to help you through this difficult time.

Thursday April 3rd 2020: Clap for Carers: Acton Turville applauds NHS staff and key workers


Monday March 31st 2020: See the latest updates from Public Health England here.


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.