New campaign urges public to get tested twice a week

On 9 April, the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) launched a major public information campaign encouraging people to get into the habit of using lateral flow tests twice a week.

Everyone in England is able to access free, regular rapid coronavirus testing delivered through:

·       a home ordering service

·       workplace testing programmes, on-site or at home

·       community testing, offered by all councils

·       collection at a local test site

·       testing on-site at schools and colleges

·       collection from participating pharmacies

The campaign will run across TV, radio, press, digital, and social media.

Read the government announcement here.

Click here for a home ordering service test.

HRH Prince Philip – Condolence Book

The Parish Council received the news of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with sadness. We offer our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to HM the Queen and the Royal family at this time. Due to current circumstances it will not be possible to open a physical book of condolence, however, virtual versions are available at South Gloucestershire Council.  The South Gloucestershire Council’s book of condolence can be found on their website here and we also wish to signpost residents to the online book of condolence organised by Buckingham Palace on the Royal Family website.  You can also post an online condolence and see events on the St Peters Church Facebook page.

Local churches will be holding services of Requiem Eucharist. Please visit their website.

In lieu of placing flowers, Buckingham Palace has asked that people consider donating to one of the charities with which Prince Philip was associated. If people do wish to place flowers, South Gloucestershire Council will make a place available in both Page Park in Staple Hill and in Kingswood Park. Alternatively, in recognition of his distinguished military service and long association with the forces, they may wish to place flowers at their local war memorial. The Council will leave any flowers left safely in place for a period before relocating them to an appropriate, public location.

Linda Williams
Chairman

 

 

Centenary Field Grassland Management Contract

Title: Grassland Management Contract for Centenary Field

Reference: Centenary Field Grassland Management

Location: Centenary Field, Mill Lane, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol, BS36.

Start, end and review dates: Contract to ideally begin April/May 2021 (start date to be discussed). Contract to last for 3 years with opportunity to extend a further 2 years.

Application deadline: 22nd April 2021, 12 noon.

Department responsible: Projects, Frampton Cotterell Parish Council.

Description: To implement and manage the Centenary Field grassland management plan.

Frampton Cotterell Parish Council invites you to quote for the management and implementation of its new grassland management plan for the Centenary Field. The contract is for a period of 3 years, with potential to extend to 5 years.

The contractor will be responsible for all aspects of grassland management on site, including mowing, footpaths and wildflower planting/maintenance. Works undertaken to be reported back to Council regularly. For details on the contract including the 5 year plan and appendices, please download the following documents:

Centenary Field Grassland Management Specification

Appendix 1 grassland 5 year Management Plan

Appendix 2: Supporting Ecological Appraisal (please contact us for a copy)

Appendix 3 Site Map

Contact Daisy Finniear (Project Officer) for further information, with your completed quotes and to request a copy of the supporting Ecological Appraisal report: projectofficer@framptoncotterell-pc.gov.uk.

Please note the Council also have a woodland management contract currently accepting quotes. If you are able to undertake woodland work as well as grassland, please submit separate quotes for each.

Join Our Team! Job Vacancy – Estates and Amenities Officer

Estates and Amenities Officer

Part time: 30 hours per week

Salary: £17,986 to £20,660 (subject to review)

 

  •  Do you take pride in all that you do?
  • Are you conscientious and enthusiastic in delivering excellent services?

If you said yes then we want to hear from you!  

  

As a valuable and dependable member of our team, you will manage the Council’s community buildings, play areas, and open spaces to ensure the highest standards of maintenance, improvement, security, and cleanliness whilst ensuring a safe environment for the public and the staff. You will need experience in purchasing, and in maintaining grounds and buildings.

 You will be flexible, able to prioritise your workload, and work on your own initiative where necessary. As part of your role, you will also be responsible for proactively undertaking a range of maintenance and redecoration work as agreed with the Clerk, together with general duties.

 

For further details and the application form please click on the links below: 

Estates and Amenities Officer Job Description & Specification

Estate-and-Amenities-Officer-Application-Form-March-2021 (1)

 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 31st March 2021 at 11.59pm

 Initial interviews will be held on Wednesday 14th April 2021

Cricket Irrigation at The Park – Open for Quotes

Title: Cricket Irrigation at The Park

Reference: Cricket Irrigation

Location: The Park, School Road, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol, BS36 2DA.

Deadline (EXTENDED): Quotes preferred to be received by 22nd April 2021, please contact us if flexibility is required.

Start Date: The start date is flexible, to start as soon as possible/available. Your approximate available start date should be stated within your quotation.

Department responsible: Projects, Frampton Cotterell Office.

Description: To install an irrigation system to supply x2 cricket squares with water, connecting a water tank to existing underground pipes (if applicable*) and existing hydrant boxes. The outfield is not watered. The largest square is 20.5m x 37m, thus water requirements must meet this size for use with the clubs’ plug in sprinklers. Domestic sled and tripod garden sprinklers are currently used by the clubs, but larger capacity sprinklers may be used in future. One tank of appropriate size is to be installed to supply both squares on the same site.  Smaller tank options preferred if applicable, but the most suitable tank size is to be decided by the contractor. All works to be WRAS compliant and fit within local water regulation guidelines.

For the full specification and appendices, please download the PDFs below:

Cricket Irrigation Contract Specification

Appendix 1 Map of Park Cricket

Appendix 2 pipe drawing PDF

Contact Daisy Finniear with any questions and to submit your quote:
Email: projectofficer@framptoncotterell-pc.gov.uk

Woodland Management Contract For Centenary Field

Title: Woodland Management Contract for Centenary Field

Reference: Centenary Field Woodland Management

Location: Centenary Field, Mill Lane, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol, BS36.

Start, end and review dates: Contract to ideally begin April/May 2021 (start date to be discussed). Contract to last for 3 years with opportunity to extend a further 2 years.

Application deadline: 22nd April 2021, 12 noon.

Department responsible: Projects, Frampton Cotterell Parish Council.

Description: To implement and manage the Centenary Field woodland management plan.

Frampton Cotterell Parish Council invites you to quote for the management and implementation of its new woodland management plan for the Centenary Field. The contract is for a period of 3 years, with potential to extend to 5 years.

The contractor will be responsible for all aspects of woodland management on site, including tree, hedge, grass, woodland flowers and firebreak. Works undertaken to be reported back to Council regularly. For details on the contract including the 5 year plan and appendices, please download the following documents:

Centenary Field Woodland Management Specification

Appendix 1 woodland 5 year Management Plan

Appendix 2: Supporting Ecological Appraisal (please contact us for a copy)

Appendix 3 Site Map

Contact Daisy Finniear (Project Officer) for further information, with your completed quotes and to request a copy of the supporting Ecological Appraisal report: projectofficer@framptoncotterell-pc.gov.uk.

Please note the Council also have a grassland management contract currently accepting quotes. If you are able to undertake woodland work as well as grassland, please submit separate quotes for each.

Wildlife Watch – Activities For All!

How to make a bug hotel instructions

Activity from the Wildlife Trust(c). Follow the link below for more ideas!

Are you a wildlife lover? Check out the Wildlife Trusts activities for lots of activities you can do.

From colouring in and creating music indoors to building your very own insect hotel, there are activities to do whatever the weather.

For more ideas, visit the Wildlife Trust website: Activities | Wildlife Watch

Let us know what you end up making or taking part in by commenting below.

Commemorating Dick King-Smith

Dick King-Smith was the late local author to many much loved children’s books, such as the Fox Busters and The Sheep Pig (Babe). Last year (2019), the parish celebrated the life and works of the author with the Dick King-Smith themed scarecrow trail. This year, we have taken this celebration further and installed a more permanent commemoration: a stunning wooden bench carved by the talented Andy O’Neill of Wildwood Carving. The bench was inspired by the animals and characters from the authors novels.

Wood carver with the new bench which has animals carved into it
Wood Carver, Andy O’Neill, with the finished bench.

Tristan Clark, who is a councillor to both Frampton Cotterell and Westerleigh Parishes, explained all, “Earlier this year, Westerleigh Parish Council and Frampton Cotterell Parish Council jointly commissioned wood sculptor, Andy O’Neill, to produce a bench commemorating the work of the much loved children’s author, Dick King-Smith. The author lived with his family at Woodlands farm for over a decade. We are happy to announce that the work has been completed this morning. Due to the current COVID restrictions, we sadly cannot hold a dedication ceremony at present but we hope you will join us sometime next year when we hope a member of the King-Smith family can join us to officially dedicate the new bench. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.”

Tristan Clark with the new bench which is made of wood with animals carved into it.
Cllr Tristan Clark visiting the new bench.

The King-Smiths lived on Woodlands Farm (near Blackberry Drive) between 1948 and 1961. The animals Dick cared for on this farm inspired many of the characters in his novels. These animals have been captured in this beautiful bench, and we hope you enjoy it for years to come. The bench is located just a stones throw away from Woodlands Farm in Blackberry Drive open space and is situated next to the boundary of Westerleigh and Frampton Cotterell parishes.

Thank you to all of the volunteers, councillors and officers who supported this project and to Westerleigh Parish for the joint commission. Finally, a huge thank you to Andy O’Neill for creating the beautiful carved commemorative bench.

“Often, in my dreams, we are still at our first farm, Woodland’s Farm.” -Dick King-Smith, 2001.


Decorate The Parish Tree

Decorate our Parish Tree at the Brockeridge Centre this Christmas!

We want to highlight plastic pollution and promote reusing single use plastic. So we challenge you to create a decoration made from plastic bottles pots, or tubs (whatever you have lying around!). Try making a Christmas tree from a drinks bottle, a snowman from a pot or a snowflake from a bottle bottom!

Follow us on Facebook for more tips to come on upcycled plastic decorations.

Pop by the Brockeridge Centre any time throughout December to tie your decoration to our Tree for all to see.

Want to hear more about plastic waste? Follow Plastic Free Frampton Cotterell and Refill Frampton Cotterell on Facebook.

"MAke a decoration from plastic bottles or pots for out Christmas Tree, enter the Colouring Competition

0-6 years and 7- 10 years colouring comp. 

We want to highlight plastic pollution and aim to reduce, reuse, refill and recycle!

Search online for design in inspiration and follow Plastic Free Frampton Cotterell, Refill Frampton Cotterell and Frampton Cotterell Parish Council on Facebook for plastic free tips!

Plastic decoratins can be put on the tree at The Brockeridge Centre any time after 30th Nov. Colouring competition Entries from the Brockeridge Centre or from sawalters@blueyonder.co.uk / 07767487531"
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Pitch Improvements at The Park Update

The Parish Council are pleased to announce that the main works for the pitch improvements at The Park have been completed.

The rugby and football pitches will now be drier throughout the seasons and have now been levelled to Sports England standard. Machinery has been removed from site and the grass will now need to re-establish. To allow this to happen, the fencing will remain in place until spring 2021. The site will be monitored during this time and reseeding and re-levelling will be carried out as required. Access around the fencing will remain, and the tennis courts are open.

Thank you for your patience whilst works were carried out, both to users of The Park and neighbouring residents. The Council hopes the improvements will benefit the community for years to come.

Please feel free to browse the gallery below of the work being undertaken.