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May 07 2020 Our MP writes ahead of VE Day Anniversary - we must never take freedoms for granted

Our MP writes ahead of VE Day Anniversary - we must never take freedoms for granted

"The war in Europe may have ended 75 years ago this weekend with the German surrender on Luneburg Heath in northern Germany, but we must never forget that it came right to the very heart of our South Gloucestershire and Bristol community.".. Read More


May 07 2020 MP in call to allow churches to reopen for funerals

MP in call to allow churches to reopen for funerals

Bishops have now agreed in principle to a phased approach to lifting restrictions... Read More


May 04 2020 Library service delivering to elderly and vulnerable

Library service delivering to elderly and vulnerable

In the days leading up to the current temporary closure of libraries, many older people expressed deep concern at the loss of books to read whilst in isolation at home. .. Read More


April 30 2020 'Pop-up' waste sites being considered as tips stay closed

'Pop-up' waste sites being considered as tips stay closed

But the Sort It centres in Mangotsfield and Yate will be able to reopen in the coming weeks if the government deems travel to a tip “essential”, according to the local authority. The other two centres at Thornbury and Little Stoke will remain closed for the time being, as safe social distancing is not possible at either site... Read More


April 30 2020 Coronavirus crisis sparks launch of UK's first 'webcam wills' service

Coronavirus crisis sparks launch of UK's first 'webcam wills' service

Elm Wills, which was set up in 2004, has already helped a number of clients via webcam meetings as it converts all face-to-face meetings to digital sessions. .. Read More


April 30 2020 Local U3A members challenge stereotypes

Local U3A members challenge stereotypes

A ‘Virtual U3A’ page on the Bristol U3A website has helped with step-by-step guides on how to use the various technologies as well as suggesting courses to follow, keep fit videos, galleries to visit and theatre, opera and ballet to watch. .. Read More


April 30 2020 Weekly recycling collections to resume in Filton from May 13

Weekly recycling collections to resume in Filton from May 13

Staffing levels had dropped to below 70 per cent at the time the temporary changes were brought in, but they have gradually recovered to over 80 per cent today. .. Read More


April 30 2020 MoD staff part of huge team effort to set up new Nightingale Hospital in Bristol

MoD staff part of huge team effort to set up new Nightingale Hospital in Bristol

Making the hospital a reality has been a tireless effort involving 2,000 volunteers from various organisations and Government departments, plus more than 100 companies... Read More


April 26 2020 The heartwarming stories of Filton volunteers helping those in need

The heartwarming stories of Filton volunteers helping those in need

Vulnerable people know they are not isolated any more.. Read More


April 26 2020 Inspiring - how Filton Covid-19 volunteer army rallied to help those in need

Inspiring - how Filton Covid-19 volunteer army rallied to help those in need

The first step was to create a network of volunteers across Filton... Read More