News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Businesses start offering takeaway and delivery services

     Posted on

    Local pubs and businesses have started offering delivery and takeaway services for customers in response to the coronavirus crisis. The Bird in Hand at Saltford have been offering a comprehensive takeaway service if anyone still wants food but doesn’t want …

    Read More
  • Major incident declared to help with multi-agency response to COVID-19

     Posted on

    A major incident has been declared in the Avon and Somerset area in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. The declaration, made at a meeting of the Avon and Somerset Local Resilience Forum (LRF) this afternoon, is to make sure …

    Read More
  • Asda opening hours for elderly and vulnerable

     Posted on

    Tomorrow Asda stores, including the one at Longwell Green, will open to vulnerable and elderly customers only until 9am. In a statement the retailer said: “If you’re in a vulnerable group and need to get your shopping, or are caring …

    Read More
  • Chocolate Quarter closes to public and school exams cancelled

     Posted on

    St Monica Trust today said it has taken the decision to reduce public and non-essential access to The Chocolate Quarter in Keynsham to protect customers, residents and staff.   The steps being taken are: B Block restaurant will close completely. …

    Read More
  • Keynsham wildlife park appeals for help with feeding animals during crisis

     Posted on

    Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park in Keynsham has raised £5,000 in just one day after launching an appeal to help towards the cost of feeding and caring for the animals over the coming weeks. Although the park itself is open, the …

    Read More
  • How the pandemic is affecting our daily lives

     Posted on

    The Government advice to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel is having a big impact. Sainsbury’s has said the first opening hour of every branch will be for the elderly and vulnerable only. It is …

    Read More
  • Bus firm moves working week services to Saturday timetable

     Posted on

    First West of England is making plans to run a Saturday service during the working week from next Monday (23rd March) to ensure it sustains services for those needing to travel across the region. The announcement comes as the Government …

    Read More
  • Surgeries urge patients to stay away

     Posted on

    GP surgeries are urging patients to keep away if they think they have the coronavirus. Dr Paul Taylor, senior partner at Hanham Health, which runs surgeries in Hanham and Oldland Common,  said: “The current situation we find ourselves in is …

    Read More
  • Caring communities respond to coronavirus outbreak as events are cancelled and postponed

     Posted on

    With cases of COVID-19 now officially confirmed in B&NES, South Gloucestershire and Bristol, communities are rallying to support one other. People have been getting in touch on social media to find ways of making sure that residents are looking out …

    Read More
  • Planning and preparing for the coronavirus

     Posted on

    The one constant about the Covid 19 pandemic is that the situation is continually evolving. In the context of producing a weekly newspaper, circumstances may well have changed dramatically between the time when we press the button to print and …

    Read More