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NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

Temple Cloud with Cameley Parish Council

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that following the resignation of Cllr Alyson Worthington, a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for Temple Cloud with Cameley Parish Council.
If, within 14 days* after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than Monday 1 June 2020), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW, by TEN electors for Temple Cloud with Cameley Parish Council, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
The request must be signed by ten persons who, at the time of the request, are listed on the electoral register as local government electors for Temple Cloud with Cameley Parish Council. The ten signatures should be accompanied by printed names, addresses and, if known, electoral numbers.
Under the Coronavirus Act 2020, if an election is called, it will not take place until May 2021.

Philip Edwards
Parish Clerk

Dated: Tuesday 12 May 2020

* In computing any period of time for this purpose a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded.

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

Temple Cloud with Cameley Parish Council

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that following the death of Cllr Anthony Geoffrey Hooper, a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for Temple Cloud with Cameley Parish Council.

If, within 14 days* after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than Thursday 14 May 2020), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW, by TEN electors for Temple Cloud with Cameley Parish Council, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

The request must be signed by ten persons who, at the time of the request, are listed on the electoral register as local government electors for Temple Cloud with Cameley Parish Council. The ten signatures should be accompanied by printed names, addresses and, if known, electoral numbers.

Under the Coronavirus Bill, if an election is requested, it will not take place until May 2021.

                                                                                Philip Edwards

                                                                                Parish Clerk

Dated: Wednesday 22 April 2020

*         In computing any period of time for this purpose a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded.

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

Temple Cloud with Cameley Parish Council
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that following the resignation of Cllr Ann Morgan, a casual vacancy has
arisen in the Office of Councillor for Temple Cloud with Cameley Parish
Council.
If, within 14 days* after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than Tuesday 28
April 2020), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in
writing to the Returning Officer, Bath & North East Somerset Council,
Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW, by TEN electors for Temple Cloud
with Cameley Parish Council, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy,
otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
The request must be signed by ten persons who, at the time of the request,
are listed on the electoral register as local government electors for Temple
Cloud with Cameley Parish Council. The ten signatures should be
accompanied by printed names, addresses and, if known, electoral numbers.


Philip Edwards
Parish Clerk
Dated: Monday 6 April 2020


* In computing any period of time for this purpose a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas
Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, bank holiday or day appointed for public
thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded.

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

Temple Cloud with Cameley Parish Council


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN


that following the resignation of Cllr Anne-Marie Sage, a casual vacancy has
arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.
If, within 14 days* after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than Tuesday 4
February 2020), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in
writing to the Returning Officer, Bath & North East Somerset Council,
Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW, by TEN electors for Temple Cloud
with Cameley Parish Council, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy,
otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
The request must be signed by ten persons who, at the time of the request,
are listed on the electoral register as local government electors for Temple
Cloud with Cameley Parish Council. The ten signatures should be
accompanied by printed names, addresses and, if known, electoral numbers.


Philip Edwards
Parish Clerk
Dated: Wednesday 15 January 2020


* In computing any period of time for this purpose a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas
Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, bank holiday or day appointed for public
thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded.

10/12/19 7164 Bristol & Northeast Sign Up for Free Counter Terrorism Training

Avon and Somerset Police crest

An award-winning counter terrorism training course is being made available to the public for the first time and Avon and Somerset Police want you to sign up and help protect the UK.

Devised by CT officers and security experts, the ACT Awareness eLearning package was previously only available to staff working in crowded places like shopping centres and entertainment venues.

Now Counter Terrorism Policing has decided to open up the training to anyone who wants to become a CT Citizen so they can learn how to spot the signs of suspicious behaviour and understand what to do in the event of a major incident.

The programme was originally devised in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer – and participants needed to be signed up by their employers. Today the online learning is available free of charge to anyone who wants to take part.

The decision to offer the training to the public was not made in response to the recent attack in London. However, the tragic events which took place just days ago, when two people lost their lives to terrorism, were a stark reminder of the ongoing threat and the need for vigilance.

Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Cullen said: “ACT Awareness eLearning is especially useful for anyone working in or regularly visiting crowded places. Developed alongside industry experts more than one and a half million modules have already been completed. The course has been so popular, with nine out of 10 users saying they would recommend it, we want to open it up to as many people as possible.

“The threat level remains at Substantial – meaning an attack is likely – so giving everyone the chance to be extra eyes and ears for police and local security teams help to keep all communities across the Avon and Somerset area safe. The festive period is obviously a very busy one – so this is a good time to join up and become a CT Citizen.”

ACT Awareness is made up of seven modules that take a few minutes each to complete. You can pause and re-join at any time. In total it takes just 45 minutes – so less than an hour of your time could help to prevent an attack or help save lives if one was to happen.

The course is hosted by online training specialists Highfield. To register your name and start learning, copy and paste the following link into your web browser: https://ct.highfieldelearning.com/

Crime Prevention Advice

Dear resident,

As I’m sure you may be aware. The Villages along the A37 & A39 have been targeted by thieves during the nights. This has also extended out into Timsbury. They have targeted Vans particularly for their tools. One of the types of Vans being targeted are Ford Transit. Victims are reporting that their tools have been taken. But can’t see any signs of how the van has been opened / entered? It’s suggested that a skeleton key is being used on the Ford Transit models. Other makes like Peugeot, Renault, Nissan & VW have also been targeted but we’re not aware of any of those being targeted with a skeleton key. A Ford Transit on a 2007 registration was taken without the keys being present, likely to be a skeleton key used. Your local Beat Team have the following advice.

Vehicle Security

It might sound obvious, but make sure you lock the doors and shut the windows whenever you leave your van unattended. We have had reports of thefts from vans during the daylight along the A37 when victims have been at work with their van nearby. It literally takes a thief seconds for an opportunity. Never leave any valuables visible – keep ALL possessions out of sight. That includes power leads, Satnavs & mounts, coins, sunglasses, clothing or bags. Even if you know that there is nothing valuable in your jacket pocket or file left on your seat. A thief may try their luck. Whenever possible park in a lit area that is covered by CCTV. If the vehicle is parked outside of your property or driveway consider installing CCTV on your property. Remove your tools from your van when left over night. If that’s not possible fit a tool safe and ensure it is fully secured with good quality locks. Engrave or mark tools and their boxes. Ideally mark them overtly with paint pens and then seal down the marking with a clear lacquer spray. Mark property with the name of your company, the postcode, house or building name or number. Items that are overtly marked are less desirable and more difficult to sell on. Fit additional external locks to van doors. If your van is older, consider fitting new locks that are more difficult to compromise. Ensure your alarm or immobiliser is set. There are various alarms on the market. However a small standalone PIR shed type alarm with a texting facility or personal attack alarm can be very loud when triggered, and will act as a deterrent and let you know that your vehicle has been entered. Use an approved steering lock or gear clamps Vehicles fitted with a smart or passive key are susceptible to relay theft. This key system allows you to gain entry and start your vehicle without the need to interact with your vehicles key. Criminals use specialist equipment that has the ability to grab the signal from the car to the smart key so that it appears to the car that the key is present. Your vehicle is most vulnerable overnight, particularly if parked on your driveway or directly outside of your home.

How to prevent this?

When not in use – either at home or when out and about – store your keys in a security pouch. Security pouches are sometimes termed Faraday bags or signal blockers/shields and there are many security rated versions on the market. These pouches will prevent the signal from your vehicle being captured using electronic devices. Remember to secure both keys in a security pouch.

Number Plate Thefts

We’re still receiving reports of thefts of the number plates from the victim’s cars. It’s highly likely that the plates will be fixed to another vehicle and that vehicle will be used for criminal offences. It’s important if you’re the victim of such an offence to report it so that our database can be adjusted to identify when stolen plates are being used. To prevent this you can fit theft resistant number plate fittings. Use one-way clutch head screws to secure plates.

Motorcycle / Moped Security

There have been reports of attempted thefts of motorbike / moped in Farrington Gurney. Keep your motorcycle / moped in a garage, shed or use a motorcycle cover. Storing it out of view is one of the best ways to prevent opportunist theft. Invest in good quality security. Lock your motorcycle / moped to something. Just using a chain & lock around the frames and wheels means a thief could just carry the bike away. Loop a chain around a sturdy fixed object. Avoid street signage. Some are not very high and lighter bikes could be lifted over the top of the post. Lock the rear wheel to an immovable object or ground anchor and use a disk lock on the front wheel. Making your motorcycle/moped less of an easy option will reduce the chances of it being targeted. Combine the use of a disk lock and a chain lock attached to a ground anchor. Where possible keep the lock off the ground. Whenever you lock and chain the rear wheel, wrap any excess chain around the rear wheel and try to enclose the lock. Keeping the lock off the ground can prevent it being attacked and smashed. Consider fitting a lock that has an added alarm fitted upon tampering. Choose a high quality chain at least 16mm thick as they are almost impossible to cut with bolt croppers. Quality chains of this are also much harder to cut using power tools. To work out what length of chain you need. Use a piece of rope through the intended route then measure the length of rope used. Do not buy a chain longer than you need. Leaving any length of chain, especially one with longer links, lying on the floor makes it vulnerable to attack. Be mindful that even 1 metre of 16mm chain will weigh 4.5kg so you will need a tail box or pannier. Avoid cable locks. Few offer any deterrent it is easy to cut them with a basic cable cutters, hacksaws and even wire-cutters.

Caravan Security

There have been reports of caravans being taken from addresses in Farrington Gurney & Emborough. Fit physical security and a caravan cover. The combination of hitch lock anti-theft, wheel clamp and ground anchor. A physical barrier to theft is always a clear deterrent. Using a caravan cover and installing an alarm makes any theft more difficult and your caravan less attractive. Register record and property mark all parts of the caravan or trailer. Register your caravan or trailer with the Central Registration & Identification Scheme (CRIS) and use overt and covert chips to mark it. If stolen it may have its number plates, chassis, frame or CRIS numbers removed. Take photos, including specific fittings, marks or damage as these can help to identify your caravan or trailer. Install an alarm and tracking system, including roof markings. If stolen being able to identify your caravan or trailer is vital. Add clear roof markings, giving the year of manufacture and CRIS number, to assist the Police in identifying your caravan.

Shed / Garage Security

There have been reports of garages being targeted taking expensive mountain bikes, child’s motorbike and fishing equipment. Most common things stolen from your shed or garage. Bikes, mowers, garden tools & power tools. Make sure your shed door, door frame and walls are solid. Replace any damaged or rotten areas with new sections. Try to place the shed door facing your house and not too close to a perimeter wall or gate. The extra noise made by a gravel path can be a good deterrent. Security lights can have a positive effect, but you must be able to see them from your house. Fit a shed alarm to the inside of the shed door. Ensure the hasp is bolted through the shed and into a steel plate. Replace ordinary screws on outbuilding doors with non-return screws or coach bolts. Obscure the window of your shed / garage to prevent thieves seeing what you have inside. Ensure any ladders or steps are put away or secure with a decent chain and padlock. Consider keeping valuable items in a strong lockable box or cage. Fit two closed shackle padlocks on strong padlock hasps – one third of the way up from the bottom of the door and one third of the way down from the top of the door. Bicycles and larger garden equipment should be locked to a correctly installed ground anchor or shed shackle. If that’s not possible then consider those items to be stored in the garage / home. Fit wire mesh or bars on the inside of your window frames. If you have a household alarm fitted, consider extending the system into the garage area. Fit a garage door blocker on the outside of the door. This product bolts permanently to the floor, has a large T bar shaped restrictor and a quality locking device. Various good quality “up and over” or rolling deadlocking door handles can be purchased to replace any existing poor quality locks to give better security. Consider purchasing loop cables. These have a long braided steel cable and a two bolt anchor locking point. These fix to garage walls or floors and can be passed through expensive property such as quad bikes etc. some cables are alarmed. The integral garage door of modern properties is usually a fire door but is not usually secure. We do not recommend carrying out any work on a fire door as it may affects its performance. We recommend products that are Sold Secure or Secure by Design.

If you require any further advice please don’t hesitate to contact your local Beat Team at Radstock Police Station.

Stay safe Stuart Peard Police Constable 3455 Safer Stronger Neighbourhoods Team, Avon and Somerset Police Radstock Police Station, Wells Road, Radstock, BA3 3SG Tel 101 (non-emergency number) or if you see suspicious activity call 999.

Boost in library membership at Midsomer Norton

More than 1,200 new members, including 466 children have joined Midsomer Norton’s Library since it reopened last summer following a major revamp. Last year BANES Council invested £350,000 in the combined library and information service based at The Hollies in the High Street.

The redesign enables residents to access information, advice and services under one roof while providing a more flexible and useable space for the whole community. Since reopening last June it has been reported that 74,045 items have been borrowed, with more than half of the items borrowed by children.  Councillor Paul Crossley, cabinet member for Community Services, said “It’s really encouraging to see so many people signing up to use our library in Midsomer Norton and I’m particularly pleased that many of them are children. Libraries are an important community resource and are really valued by local residents and I hope people continue to discover and make use of this fantastic resource.”

The redesigned library and information service offers free WiFi throughout, improved internet technology, improved access to printing including wireless technology, a quiet area to study and a new children’s area with comfortable seating and fun educational features. It also boasts a wider selection of books and easy access shelving. New touch screen technology also provides access to the vast LibraryWest catalogue of more than three million items. 

One of the key aims of the Midsomer Norton Library team is community involvement and regular events and activities are held including Storytime and Baby Bounce and Rhyme sessions, which will return in the autumn. Staff are currently are preparing for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. The annual event was hugely successful last year; 387 children took part and read a total of 1565 books.

To find out about this year’s Summer Reading Challenge visit your local library in Bath and North East Somerset or visit: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ 

Midsomer Norton Library and Information Service is open from Monday to Thursday 9.30am – 5pm, Fridays 9.30am – 4.30pm and Saturdays 9.30am – 1pm

Joint Police and PCC Forum: Wednesday 19th June in Keynsham

A Joint Police Forum will be taking place in Keynsham on Wednesday 19th June between 7pm and 9pm in the Community Space, Keynsham (5 Temple St, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1HA ).

The Joint Police Forum is routinely held across the Avon and Somerset Area and is a public meeting so residents are encouraged to attend.

The meeting will begin with an introduction from Police Crime Commissioner, Sue Mountstevens. This will be followed by an introduction from Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cullen and then a local policing presentation from a Keynsham Neighbourhood Officer.

At the end of the evening, there will be an opportunity for local people attending to ask questions.

The programme for the evening is as follows:

18:45 – Guests and members of the public to arrive at the Community Space 19:15 – Introductions and Presentations

20:15 – Public Q&A

The PCC have said that if you would like to attend, it would be helpful to let them know so they can ensure a seat is allocated for you. You can find further information and register on-line here or e-mail pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk or call 01278 646188.

If you have any questions you would like to ask you can e-mail the PCC in advance at pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk. They recommend that you do this if you have a question that might need some research (e.g. regarding a specific issue in your area).

You can also tweet your questions to @AandSPCC or message on facebook here.