COVID 19

In consideration of the Covid 19 situation, and government advice, the Emersons Green Town Council Offices will be closed to members of the public with immediate effect.

The post box will be checked periodically and phones will still be covered.

The best method of communication is by email; clerk@emersonsgreen-tc.gov.uk.

We hope that residents stay safe and well during these unusual and difficult times.

 

SOURCES OF ADVICE

The coronavirus situation is fast-moving and there is an increasing amount of misinformation online. Residents are reminded to check the following government sources of information:

 

NEED HELP?

Lyde Green Community Association are providing a COVID-19 community response across Lyde Green and Emersons Green. Please see the following leaflets below:

COVID-19 community help leaflet

Phone helpline – Help, Support and Volunteering in Emersons & Lyde Green

A voluntary Facebook group has set been set up by local residents in South Gloucestershire offering help and support to those in need:

COVID-19 Help, Support And Volunteering South Glos and Bristol

Mangotsfield COVID 19 Community Group: The contact is Clive, Co-ordinator on: 07507 168700

 

FOODBANKS:

The Resound Foodbank opens every Friday morning, from 10am – 12pm: https://www.resoundbristol.co.uk/foodbank

The Foodbank at the Red Lion in Mangotsfield is also offering its services to those from the wider area. The contact is Mary, Landlady of the Red Lion, on 07841 577327. Alternatively contact Clive on 07507 168700

 

The number for the Mangotsfield COVID 19 Community group is mine as co-ordinator.Clive on 07507 168700

 

 

ALLOTMENTS

Please see guidance from the National Allotment Society on attending allotments.

Current guidance is that attending allotments counts as ‘exercise’. Allotment holders can continue to attend their plots, as long as they are not self isolating or have a member of the family who is ill. Allotment holders should also maintain the 2m distance from others.

 

SOUTH GLOUCESTER COUNCIL WASTE COLLECTIONS

South Gloucestershire Council have announced some changes to waste services in response to the Covid-19 outbreak:

 

In these challenging times we have to make difficult decisions. Waste is an essential service and we are doing all we can to continue collections during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak while protecting our staff and residents. We have made some immediate changes to our services and further changes will be introduced from Monday 30 March. 

Full details are below and we would appreciate any help you can offer by sharing the messages within your community groups and any residents who you know that may be digitally excluded.

Press release here – http://sites.southglos.gov.uk/newsroom/community/changes-to-waste-services-to-keep-essential-collections-operating-during-covid-19/

To help manage enquiries during this time, any service issues such as missed bins, please can you report these online using the form here – https://beta.southglos.gov.uk/report-a-missed-waste-or-recycling-collection/

If you have an issue that requires extra support please email Waste.Management@southglos.gov.uk