The next meeting will be held on 18th January 2022, at 7.00pm, in the Lansdown and Langridge Village Hall. The agenda for the meeting can be found here. If you are a member of the public and would like to participate in this meeting please email the Clerk at charlcombepc@gmail.com no less than 24 hrs prior to the meeting. Draft minutes from the last meeting can be read here: 9th November Minutes


Annual Frog and Toad Migration
The annual closure of Charlcombe Lane to through traffic for the 2022 amphibian migration is from Monday 14th February to Sunday 27th March 2022.

Cotswold Way National Trail 2022
Looking for a walking challenge this year – when you would meet like-minded people and see fantastic places on the Cotswold Way?
This guided walk (in 10 managed stages of around 10 miles each) is led by the Cotswold
Voluntary Wardens and starts at Chipping Campden. Each month the group will walk each stage in the southerly direction towards the finishing point in Bath. The adventure starts in May 2022 and finishes in February 2023, on the first Saturday of each of the ten months .
Places are still available but do hurry to book as they will go fast
Contact: info@cotswoldwayassociation.org.uk for details

Bath Preservation Trust – New Quick Guide to Energy Efficiency in Old Homes
B PT has released its new quick guide on how old homes can help cut carbon emissions, as an update on our existing energy efficiency guidance in Warmer Bath. This new publication includes a number of helpful no cost and low cost tricks and tips to reduce energy usage whilst keeping old homes warmer, and is intended to empower residents to make changes this coming winter with minimal risk to historic fabric. You can find the guidance available via our website: https://www.bath-preservation-trust.org.uk/new-quick-guide-from-bpt-advises-how-all-old-homes-can-help-cut-carbon/

Free Trees for Planting Projects
We work with lots of wildlife trusts, community woodlands and community farms around the UK, supplying them with free trees for their nature reserves, rewilding projects, etc.
Would you like free trees from us for any of your tree planting projects? 
We generally supply a minimum of 150 trees for projects but we can be fairly flexible. The trees are all UK native species, grown from UK seed and can be supplied with free shelters, stakes, weed mats, etc. You’ll find lots more info, our criteria and our tree request form here https://eforests.co.uk/freetrees
While we prefer to work with nature reserves / community woodlands / community farms, we can possibly supply trees for private landowners that you work with that have public access to their land.

Village Agent Recruitment for Bathavon North
Would you like to join a team of part-time (10-14 hours a week) village agents, passionate about helping people, community minded and ready to support individuals and also any emerging local groups?
The success of the scheme lies in recruiting from within the villages and rural communities and more details can be found here .

We are in our 11th year of delivering this free and confidential service to rural residents and that became even more vital during the lockdowns of 2020-21. Our service is busier than ever as more people come forward with unmet needs made worse by restrictions, services going online and fewer places to go to discuss issues face to face. We listen and coax people towards accepting help they never thought they would need. By signposting and hand-holding them through complex pathways, we are able to significantly improve the lives of many.

Having a well-stocked medicine cabinet can be the first line of defence against niggling cold weather illnesses, many of which are expected to become more common over the coming weeks. Minor seasonal ailments, such as coughs, colds, sore throats and upset stomachs, are usually more prevalent during the colder months of the year, due in part to people spending more time indoors in close proximity to other, often with doors and windows closed. Some people may also feel the effects of these minor winter illnesses more this year, as natural immunity may have dipped during the national lockdown which stopped people from socialising for most of last winter.

CLEVELAND BRIDGE ESSENTIAL REPAIRS SCHEME: Preparatory works for major structural repairs to Bath’s historic Cleveland Bridge will begin on May 4 with scaffolding erected ahead of the start of the £3.8 million scheme. Traffic control will be in place at Bath’s Cleveland Bridge from May 4 for four weeks while the scaffolding is put up and traffic will be reduced to one lane with traffic signals in place. A full bridge closure will start in the week beginning May 31 when the major structural repair scheme begins, with diversion routes in place for motorists. Please click on this link to access B&NES Cleveland Bridge webpage

HOW GPs ARE WORKING NOW; Please view the fact sheet from the local NHS here

CLEAN AIR ZONE: Bath’s Clean Air Zone is now fully operational, please visit the B&NES Clean Air Zone webpage for everything you need to know about the CAZ.

CORONAVIRUS: Please click on this link to read the latest Covid information and advice from B&NES. Charlcombe Parish Council has a dedicated Coronavirus Page and Coronavirus Action Plan. If you need advice and support from B&NES please contact the Compassionate Community Telephone Hub on 0300 247 0050 between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday .