Author: Clerk

Temple Cloud Village Hall, Coronavirus update.

Following the government advice on codonavirus to avoid unnecessary social contact and to avoid gathering in groups, we are temporarily closing the village hall. We appreciate how difficult this situation is for our hirers and the local community and we ask our hirers to refer to and follow the government guidelines. We will review the situation regularly to see when it is suitable to reopen.

Booking fees can be returned without any cancellation fees. You may also postpone your refund and booking to a future date. If you ask us to postpone, the offer of a refund still stands if you still have to cancel due to the coronavirus situation.

The Hall will be made available for meetings or events necessary to assist with efforts to alleviate the effects of the virus outbreak.

When the circumstances improve, we would very much welcome your bookings again. If it will help, you are also welcome to make future provisional bookings to reserve the date on the same understanding that if they need to be cancelled due to government guidelines, we will not require payment.

We would insist that all users of the hall consider their usage and act with regard to the health and wellbeing of their groups and the community.

Coronavirus Covid-19 Update: 13 March 2020 from BANES:

What to do if you think you might have coronavirus symptoms

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19); a high temperature and/or a new, continuous cough, the NHS advice is to:

– stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started (this action will help protect others in your community while you are infectious)

– plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home- ask your friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home

– stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home whenever possible.

– sleep alone, if that is possible- wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water.

– stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as possible

– you do not need to call NHS111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online. https://111.nhs.uk/

If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999
More information on: ‘Staying at Home’ can be found by clicking this link. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Many thanks for your continued help in this matter.
B&NES Council Public Health Team

Action over air quality in Temple Cloud and Farrington Gurney

People are being given the chance to have their say and drop in at a series of events about Bath & North East Somerset Council’s plans to improve poor air quality in Temple Cloud and Farrington Gurney.

The council has launched its Temple Cloud and Farrington Gurney Air Quality Action Plan consultation and is inviting people to have their say.

An Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) has been declared in both Temple Cloud and Farrington Gurney because the levels of nitrogen dioxide exceed the national air quality objective level for nitrogen dioxide when considered as an annual average. 

Councillor Dave Wood, cabinet member for Neighbourhood Services, said: “We all deserve to breathe clean air and so reducing people’s exposure to harmful air is a priority for us. There is a real problem in Temple Cloud and Farrington Gurney which we can’t ignore. We need to reduce emissions by smoothing the flow of traffic and reducing the ‘stop starting’ of vehicles through the villages.

“We are taking action and we are now asking for people’s views about our proposals to improve the air quality and the lives of people living and working in both villages.”

The council has produced a draft Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) as part of its statutory duties required by the Local Air Quality Management framework. The plan outlines the action the council wants to take to improve air quality in the villages of Farrington Gurney and Temple Cloud in Bath and North East Somerset between 2020 and 2025.

Councillor Wood added: “Air pollution is associated with a number of adverse health impacts. It is recognised as a contributing factor in the onset of heart disease and cancer. Additionally, air pollution particularly affects the most vulnerable in society, children and older people, and those with heart and lung conditions.” 

To take part in the consultation please follow this link   

A series of drop-in events have been organised where people can discuss the draft Air Quality Action Plan with council officers. The dates are:

Temple Cloud:

26th February, 12pm – 2pm. Drop in session at St Barnabus Church.

4th March, 6pm – 8pm.  Drop in session at St Barnabus Church.

TO BE CONFIRMED 8th April, 12 – 2pm.  Drop in session in Temple Cloud Parish Hall.

Farrington Gurney

25th February, 12 – 2pm. Drop in session in Farrington Gurney village hall (social club).

CANCELLED 18th March, 6 – 8pm.  Drop in session in Farrington Gurney village hall (main hall).

TO BE CONFIRMED 30th March, 11am – 1pm. Drop in session in Farrington Gurney village hall (social club).