News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Concessionary bus pass hours extended

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    As a result of coronavirus and news that some supermarkets have started dedicated early morning shopping times for older people or those with a disability, the hours when concessionary bus passes can be used has been extended. Time restrictions for …

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  • Poppy gets crafty to cheer up the elderly

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    A five-year-old girl is spending much of her time creating 48 personalised craft cards, one for each of the residents at Saffron Gardens Care Home in Whitehall. Poppy became aware that relatives and friends of residents at the care home …

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  • Keynsham Foodbank forced to relocate as appeal goes out for donations

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    After six years of having a warehouse in the town, Keynsham Foodbank is having to leave town and move to Longwell Green at a time of great need. Since opening distribution centres in 2013 the foodbank has been hosted by …

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  • Keynsham Music Festival is cancelled

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    The organisers of Keynsham Music Festival say they have decided not to stage it this year. Chairman of the festival Mike May said: “It is with deep sadness that the trustees of Keynsham Music Festival have decided not to stage …

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  • Businesses start offering takeaway and delivery services

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    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 …

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

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    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 …

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  • Asda opening hours for elderly and vulnerable

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    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 …

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  • Chocolate Quarter closes to public and school exams cancelled

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    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. …

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

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    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 …

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  • How the pandemic is affecting our daily lives

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    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 …

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