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.

Scarecrow Trail – Maps available

FRAMPTON COTTERELL PARISH COUNCIL

2020 OCTOBER HALF TERM SCARECROW TRAIL

THIS YEAR’S THEME IS

MR. MEN & LITTLE MISS

FROM 24TH OCTOBER TO 31ST OCTOBER

GRAND PRIZE GIVING FOR THE FAVOURITE, WITH REFRESHMENTS 0N

31ST OCTOBER

AT THE BROCKERIDGE CENTRE WOODEND ROAD

AT 11.OO AM

Please download/print the Map or collect a hard copy from the Brockeridge Centre. Please place votes for your favourite in the box at the Brockeridge by 29th October.

Contact Sue Walters tel: 07767 487531 Email: sawalters@blueyonder.co.uk

We can’t wait to see all your creative entries this year!

COVID-19 RESPONSE

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Stay Home Stay Safe campaign. More information from the campaign website.

Covid-19 Updates and Information

You will all no doubt be very aware of the current situation relating to the COVID-19 outbreak and the steps we all need to take to reduce the spread of the virus, including social distancing, staying at home and washing your hands. As the situation is changing so rapidly, it is advised that you visit gov.uk and the NHS website for updates.

Frampton Cotterell Parish Council’s Response

The parish council have taken a series of precautions in a bid to further reduce risk across Frampton Cotterell:

  1. Parish council play areas have been closed and padlocked where possible including The Park skate ramp & play area, Brockeridge park and Ridings Road. If you see people accessing the closed play areas, please report to the police on the Avon & Somerset Police Website.
  2. The Brockeridge Centre on Woodend Road and the Pavilion at The Park have been closed until further notice. Anyone who has made a booking has been contacted.
  3. Council meetings have been suspended until further notice.
  4. As per government guidelines, upcoming parish council events have been cancelled. This includes VE day celebrations that were to be held in May.
  5. Open spaces, including The Park Playing Fields, allotments and the Centenary Field remain open to allow you to get some fresh air. However, it is advised to stick to government guidelines for social distancing and restricting your outdoor exercise to once per day.
  6. Youth clubs have been cancelled until further notice.
  7. The parish council have set up an emergency resilience fund to support residents during the COVID-19 pandemic (see more below).

Emergency Resilience Funding

Frampton Cotterell Parish Council have set aside an emergency fund of up to £10,000 to help the community through the COVID-19 outbreak. The community fund application process is currently being established and will soon be available for applicants. Please follow us on Facebook and check this website for updates.

Frampton Cotterell and Coalpit Heath: Covid-19 Community Support

A group of District & Parish Councillors, residents, and voluntary workers have come together to set up the Frampton Cotterell / Coalpit Heath COVID-19 Community Support group.

The aim of the group is to provide community-based support to residents in need in the Parishes of Frampton Cotterell and Coalpit Heath.

They may be able to support with:
-Shopping
-Phone conversations for company
-General essential tasks.

The group already has in excess of 200 volunteers ready to support anyone in need.You may have already received a leaflet through your letter box with details of how to contact their local volunteer should you require support.

You can find more about the group on Facebook at Frampton Cotterell and Coalpit Heath: Covid-19 Community Support. Alternatively you can contact the community group by email on COVID19FramptonAndCoalpit@gmail.com

Avon & Somerset Police

We have been given the information below from 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 the Avon & Somerset Police website

Further Sources of Information

Social Distancing and Mental Health Support

Social distancing and self-isolating is challenging for everyone, which is why it’s so important for us to look after our mental health as well as our physical health at this time.

We have lots of advice and tips on how to maintain your mental wellbeing during this difficult time online, visit https://oneyou.southglos.gov.uk/stress-less/

Alternatively, if you would like to speak to someone to find out what support is available, call 0333 577 4666 available from 11am-7pm Monday to Friday, 12pm-6pm Saturday and Sunday or email communitysupport@southernbrooks.org.uk

Mental Health Support Guide – rehab4addiction

For advice on better mental health during the coronavirus outbreak, please read the below guide for help and advice:

Allotments

The allotments at Jubillee and Mill Lane remain open as per guidelines from the National Allotment Association. Please stick to government social distancing guidelines when visiting your allotment and remain at least 2 meters apart from others, cleaning gates after use and do not wash your hands in allotment water troughs.

South Gloucestershire Council

Visit the South Gloucestershire Council Website and Facebook page for changes to services.

Local Businesses

Many local businesses face a difficult time ahead with uncertain futures. Many businesses have been modified to adapt to the current situation. We recommend you check with your local eatery/businesses to see if they are offering take away or alternative services. If you wish for your business services to be listed on this page, please contact us on projectofficer@framptoncotterell-pc.gov.uk

For business support during this time, please visit the Government Business Support website.

Community groups

Frampton Cotterell is lucky to have a very proactive community. To keep up to date with local information and potential activities that fit in with COVID-19 guidelines, follow the new COVID-19 Community Response Group, Village Action and Frampton Community Projects on Facebook.

The Countryside Alliance

The Countryside Alliance has created a hub for COVID-19 information and has sections dedicated to communities. Visit the Countryside Alliance Website for further information.

Cyber security

There have been reports of an increase in cyber crime amidst the CORVID-19 outbreak. Check out the cyber security quick tips PDF for ideas to prevent becoming a victim of cyber crime.

Citezens Advice

For up to date information on the COVID-19 situation and what it means for you, visit the Citezens Advice website
website: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/health/coronavirus-what-it-means-for-you/

You can also contact the Citizens Advice national helpline: 03444-111444

Samaritans

With such a strange situation and major changes to peoples lives, many of you may be facing difficult times. Please visit the Samaritans website for help and support: https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/support-and-information/if-youre-having-difficult-time/if-youre-worried-about-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak/

You can also call direct on the Samaritans national helpline: 116 123 (day or night, 365 days per year)

Remembrance Sunday

Sadly the Remembrance Sunday Parade at Frampton Cotterell has had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 regulations. There will be an Act of Remembrance on 8th November 2020 at 11am for invited representatives at St Peters Church. This is a non-public event.

However, the Royal British Legion are asking everyone to get involved with Remembrance Sunday activities and have suggested the following (more information can be found on their website https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/ ):


• Hold a small Remembrance service in your garden.
• Create a Remembrance space in your garden by planting plants that have a connection to Remembrance.
• Use Zoom, Facebook or another online meeting resource to host an online Remembrance service or activity.
• Set up a community Remembrance forum to discuss different residents’ Remembrance stories.
• Create an online exhibition of Remembrance related photos from local residents that schools or others could use to discuss local Remembrance activities.
• Do an online interview with a local veteran or someone currently serving to discuss what service and sacrifice means to them. You could send people the link and create an online audience.
• Open an online book of Remembrance that family, friends and others can sign as a mark of Remembrance.
• Write letters of Remembrance to veterans or serving personnel.
• Use our Remembrance education activities to help children learn about Remembrance.
• Create your own Remembrance art piece using our teaching resources – children and families could be asked to display something in their window like the rainbows for the NHS.

The Royal British Legion have also have created a virtual field of remembrance where people can virtually plant their Tribute from home, and explore other Tributes made to remember the fallen.

Website update

The Parish Council website is currently being updated to include making posts, images, and documents accessible. If you wish to access information in the meantime then please contact the Parish Clerk clerk@framptoncotterell-pc.gov.uk . We thank you for your patience.

Road Closure

South Gloucestershire Council

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED)

SECTION 14 (2)

Notice is hereby given that the South Gloucestershire Council in pursuance of the provisions contained within the above Act will for a period of up to 12 Days only commencing on 21st September 2020  Until  2nd October 2020

prohibit *ANY  Vehicle

proceeding along  Rectory Road Frampton Cotterell from its junction with Beaufort Road to a point 75m to the Northwest outside of numbers 75 and 76

The above restriction is necessary because *works are being executed on or near the  Carriageway consequent upon which is the need to avoid danger to the Public and the operatives engaged upon the works and serious damage to the Carriageway.

The restriction will only apply as and when signs on site dictate

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE

The Alternative Route for Vehicles is Beaufort Road, Church Road, School Road and Vice Versa

DATED  15/09/2020        SIGNED    Mark King

                                                                Head of Street Care

Broad Lane Offices

BS37 7PN                                            ( * applicants ref: if any)                         

UrgencyOrderdoc

Notes (these do not form part of the Notice, but are the Conditions for Closure to be complied with by the Applicant and/or his ‘Contractor’ in whatever form)

The Applicant/Contractor is responsible for :-

Set-up of min 2 ‘advice of closure’ signs as advance notice of the actual closure date:

(Short Diversion Route) P’r-ing by letter drop all residents, businesses, schools etc.

in the vicinity of the closure, and also in immediately adjacent streets that the closure will affect e.g. accesses off the closed road:

(Long Diversion Route) P’r ing by letter drop as above but, on the long diversion, only those businesses and schools etc. where many visitors/deliveries would be affected by the closure:

Organising permission with the Police/Traffic Warden for no-waiting cones (usually the Applicant must supply and set out):

Arranging with ‘bus Co. for temporarily resiting of any ‘bus stops affected:

ALL of the signing ‘on the day’ including closure signs, diversion signs (both directions!), advice that businesses are still open, with directions to, and prompt removal on completion of the works:

The normal rules about persons working in the Highway to be insured apply:

South Gloucestershire Council ( “Client” ) notifies all of the Emergency Services, Bus Operators, Councillors etc. etc. as listed in ‘Closure file.’

Search for Memories and Information – Horse Shoe Inn

Search for Memories and Information about The Horse Shoe Inn  , Frampton Cotterell.

1952 photo of the Horseshoe Inn

Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Society ( FC&DLHS) are researching the history of  the Horse Shoe  Inn , the Causeway. If you have any relevant information, photos or family memories can you please send them to the secretary. The material will be collated together in an article and sent to Members of the FC&DLHS, the Facebook page and local publications Many thanks, Stella  

secretary_fcdlhs@yahoo.com ( underscore line between y and f)

www.facebook.com/framptoncotterelllocalhistory

Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Society presentations and talks by Zoom

Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Society presentations and talks by Zoom, beginning at 7.30 pm on  Wed 16 Sept 2020 , for Members only.  

We wish to continue with our monthly talks by Zoom, and will review the Covid 19 guidance  again for  Jan 2021 . On Wed 16 Sept 2020  at 7.30 pm there will be a short AGM,  and then our Chairman, Ian Haddrell ,  will give    a presentation of old photos of Frampton Cotterell and Coalpit Heath. Ian co-wrote the books of photos of  Frampton Cotterell and Coalpit Heath in the series Images of England . His collection of old photos is well worth seeing, the contrast between life as it was here in the past and life here today  is quite striking. 

In order to arrange this Zoom meeting we need to know the names of the Members of the FC&DLHS Society for 2020, there is a £15 subscription.  Please contact the Secretary asking for a  Membership Application form or download membership form below, for you to complete and return it  to her, with payment by cheque or Bank Credit Transfer . A few days before the 16 Sept 2020  meeting we will send  the Members  clear instructions  as to  how to use  the Zoom link .

secretary_fcdlhs@yahoo.com   ( underscore line between y and f)

www.facebook.com/framptoncotterelllocalhistory

NOTICE OF WORKS – The Park, School Road

PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORKS
PITCH IMPROVEMENTS AT THE PARK, SCHOOL ROAD 

Pitch improvements works will commence from 3rd August 2020 and last for approximately 5-6 weeks (weather permitting). Working hours will be 7am-7pm (not including Sundays). Week one will involve removal of grass, followed by drainage and resurfacing works in the following weeks. 

The car park, play areas and tennis courts will still be accessible throughout the works. The sports pitches in area 2 (figure 1) will be fenced off and inaccessible for the duration of works and play will not be permitted until the 12 month 
maintenance period is complete. Area 1 is not included in the works and will be open as normal. 

If you have any questions or queries, please contact Frampton Cotterell Parish 
Council on 01454 64442 or email clerk@framptoncotterell-pc.gov.uk.

PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORKS
PITCH IMPROVEMENTS AT THE PARK, SCHOOL ROAD


Pitch improvements works will commence from 3rd August 2020 and last for approximately 5-6 weeks (weather permitting). Working hours will be 7am-7pm (not including Sundays). Week one will involve removal of grass, followed by drainage and resurfacing works in the following weeks.

The car park, play areas and tennis courts will still be accessible throughout the works. The sports pitches in area 2 (figure 1) will be fenced off and inaccessible for the duration of works and play will not be permitted until the 12 month
maintenance period is complete. Area 1 is not included in the works and will be open as normal.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact Frampton Cotterell Parish
Council on 01454 64442 or email clerk@framptoncotterell-pc.gov.uk.