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Temple Cloud Village Hall, Coronavirus update.

24/7/2020:

The Parish Council have agreed in their July meeting to partially open the village hall to allow organisations that are COVID-19 secure to hire the venue. These organistation need to provide a risk assessment to demonstrate that they are able to comply with government guidelines. A draft guide as been published pending final approval of the Council, which can be reviewed here: http://www.templecloud.org.uk/covid-19-hall-risk-assessment-for-hirers/

17/3/2020:

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.

BANES Council sets out response to Mendip Local Plan

Press release from BANES….

Council sets out response to Mendip Local Plan

Objections by Bath & North East Somerset Council to a local plan which proposes more than 500 houses on sites near Midsomer Norton will be heard in September.

The Planning Inspectorate has confirmed that a two-week re-opened hearing, into the Mendip Local Plan, will start on September 22 giving the council the opportunity to put forward its concerns around the impacts of additional housing on the infrastructure and services in Midsomer Norton and Westfield.

All local authorities have to produce Local Plans which set out a vision for the future of each area and a framework for addressing housing needs and other economic, social and environmental priorities.

Mendip Local Plan (Part 2) is currently being examined by a Planning Inspector and the Inspector concluded that an additional 505 dwellings should be planned for and provided in the north/north east of Mendip District.

In response Mendip District Council has proposed changes to its Local Plan Part 2 to allocate three sites on the edge of Midsomer Norton to provide a total of 450 dwellings.

Mendip District Council published these proposed changes for public consultation in earlier this year and B&NES Council objecting to the proposed changes on the grounds that:

  • The need for the additional 505 dwellings is not clear and specific focussing on the north/north east of Mendip not justified
  • Even if 505 dwellings are needed they should be directed to more sustainable locations in Mendip (in accordance with Mendip spatial strategy)
  • Allocating sites on the edge of Midsomer Norton does not accord with the B&NES spatial strategy and will worsen the existing imbalance between homes and jobs in the area and high levels of out commuting
  • The impact of additional housing on the infrastructure, services & facilities in Midsomer Norton & Westfield and the environment has not been properly considered
  • Insufficient opportunity for the affected communities in B&NES (as well as B&NES Council) to be properly engaged in the work/process

Due to Covid-19 the hearing was delayed and it will now happen in September. The hearing will relate to the additional 505 dwellings and the sites identified to accommodate them including those on the edge of Midsomer Norton and Westfield.

Councillor Tim Ball, cabinet member for Housing, Planning and Economic Development, said: “Mendip Local Plan Inspector has considered issues raised by us as well as the parish and town councils and residents and in April agreed to re-open the Examination hearings so that the issues could be properly discussed. These hearings were delayed due to Covid-19 and I am pleased that we will now have the opportunity to raise our objections at the two-week hearing scheduled for September.”

Further information on the Examination, including the Inspector’s recently issued notes (ID29 & ID30) can be found here: https://www.mendip.gov.uk/article/7764/Examination

ENDS

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.

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).

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.