Covid Vacination Programme

Mendip Country Practice continues to run the Covid vaccination programme at Shape Mendip, Mendip District Council Offices. MDC staff have worked tirelessly and collaboratively with Mendip PCN to provide the venue, staff and many other facilities. They are extremely grateful for all that they are doing and very much hope that after the programme has finished they will be able to build on this collaboration and relationship with other services that both entities provide.

Mendip Country Practice strongly urges anyone in cohorts 1 to 9 ( this is people aged 50 and above, anyone in the at risk group, carers, Health Care Workers or anyone in the household of an immunocompromised person) who have not taken up the offer of a vaccines to do so - either by booking on line - via the SMS message sent from their surgery, phoning their surgery or getting in touch with the CEV Hub via Facebook 

Soon they will be inviting the next cohort - aged 40 to 49. Please wait to be contacted by your surgery, either by SMS message, via phone or telephone. They would urge patients NOT to phone their surgery unless they have been contacted. This has put immense pressure on the reception teams particularly over the last few days, and blocks the telephone system for patients needing appointments with a doctor or nurse.

They also ask patients to check that their surgery has their correct contact details particularly mobile and landline numbers.

 

Why not take your kids to the BMX track?

Updated Bus Timetable

Valid from 28 April 2019. 🚌

Calling all Parents!

 

Why not join your children on a trip to the village BMX Pump Track

 

Let them show you their skills

 

Witness their strenghts

 

Watch their confidence grow as they persevere to acheive

 

It's good physical fun

 

See them bond with like-minded children

 

 

Your Children will benefit from you being there:

 

To support

 

To encourage

 

To make it a safer place for children to play

 

And its all for free on your doorstep!

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Please see attached the updated timetable for bus 184, which runs through Holcombe, Coleford, Mells and Great Elm. The changes are to the connecting buses to & from Bath from 28 April. 🚌

Dog Fouling Incident

Report Form

Dog Fouling continues to blight the village and the Parish Council encourages all dog owners to act responsibly and clean up after their four legged friends. 

 

In conjunction with Mendip District Council Enforcement an Incident Report Form has been generated.  The form is available at the bottom of this page for downloading.  In order for a complaint to be logged with Mendip District Council Enforcement Office, all of the information must be completed.  You must be prepared to make a written witness statement although your details will not be disclosed.  However, you must be prepared to give evidence in Court if the matter is disputed.   Without the statement no action can be pursued.

This will enable the enforcement team to follow protocol by sending out warning letters to offenders making them aware that if the issue is not addressed and they are reported again then they will run the risk of receiving a Community Protection Notice being issued.  A CPN could result in a Fixed Penalty Notice (£100 fine) or a prosecution for breach.  Breach is a criminal offence, which could receive a fine of between £2500 and £20000 for bodies.

 

Coleford Parish Council encourages the public NOT to put themselves in danger when dealing with any Dog offences or whilst gaining intelligence in order to complete the form.

 

The form can be sent direct to Ian Glover & Nick Ryder, Mendip Enforcement Officers using email CHcase@mendip.gov.uk or telephone 01749 341 532 or to the Coleford Parish Council Clerk using clerkcolefordsomerset@gmail.com or call 07971 516916.

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Halecombe Quarry Community Fund

The Halecombe Quarry Community Fund will seek to support projects within the parishes of Leigh-on-Mendip, Coleford, Mells and Whatley local to the quarry that improve the amenity and environment of the residents within the parishes.

Projects that have clear benefits in terms of education, recreation, nature conservation and sustainability will be supported subject to the availability of funds.

For more information and the application form please download from here.  The deadline for applications will be 31st of July 2021.

The completed application should be returned directly to halecombequarryfund@gmail.com

Mendip District Council launches 2 new grants 

Mendip District Council has recently launched two new grants –

  • one for communities

  • one for climate and ecological emergency projects

Who can apply?

Voluntary, community, not-for-profit organisations and City, Town and Parish Councils are invited to apply for the funding.

When to apply

Applications are open from now until midnight on 31 August 2021.  

There’s plenty of time to develop project plans.

Details can be found here:

The Communities Fund www.mendip.gov.uk/cf 

Climate and Ecological Emergency Fund www.mendip.gov.uk/ccf

The Communities Fund will help project ideas that improve and support communities.

For example, you may want to improve community facilities or digital connections in your town or village. Maybe you want to expand volunteering schemes or training, or encourage accessibly to the arts, creativity, and our heritage.

The amount of money available for this particular fund is £350,000 in total.

Groups can apply for up to £2,000 for smaller projects or up to £30,000 for larger schemes.

The Communities Fund www.mendip.gov.uk/cf 

The Council has put aside a total of £50,000 for the Climate and Ecological Emergency Fund, where community organisations can apply for up to £2,000 to fund eco projects.

Applications for this fund must demonstrate how projects impact on net-carbon emissions and/or the ecological benefits to the community.

Climate and Ecological Emergency Fund www.mendip.gov.uk/ccf

Please take a look at these funding opportunities and share them with your networks, family, and friends. Full details are online. Thank you!

Post Office Opening Times

The following changes to the Coleford Post Office will take effect from Monday 26 October 2020.

 

Coleford Post Office®

The Hub Old School

Church Street

Coleford

Radstock

BA3 5NQ

Current opening times 

Monday 10:00 – 12:00

Wednesday 09:00 – 11:00

 

New opening times

Monday 12:30 – 15:30