Winford Village Store and Post Office is closing down

Public meeting – Monday 10th September

You may have heard that Winford Village Store and Post Office is set to close, since it is no longer commercially viable in its present form.  Whilst we don’t know when exactly, it is likely to be very soon.

If a solution is to be found it will need everyone to pull together.  If you value the services a village shop and/or post office can offer the community and want something to replace it, then you must get involved.

The Parish Council has organised a public meeting where you can come along and offer your support, ideas and help.

Winford Village Hall  Monday 10th September 7pm

Can’t make the meeting?  Please pick up a questionnaire or fill it in online at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3VPHCJP

Annual Parish Council accounts

The council approved its accounting and governance statements on 18 June 2018.  Electors have certain rights relating to these accounts – please see our finance page (link) for further details.

Bristol Airport

The Parish Councils Airport Association (PCAA) is considering the possibility of having a website with information about Bristol Airport and its plans for expansion.  This wouldn’t be a PCAA website as such but rather a place where residents (and others) can get information not supplied directly by the airport.

Do you know anyone with an interest in Airport related matters with the skills and time to set one up, on a voluntary, unpaid basis?

The PCAA are also on the look-out for people with relevant skills to help assess the effects of proposals in the Airport Master Plan when it comes out. These would be things like:

  • Planning law
  • Local Environment and wildlife
  • Climate Change
  • Traffic and transport
  • Economics (including employment)
  • Aviation generally
  • Noise (particularly its effect on health)

If you would like to get involved, please do get in touch with Paula Shelley, the Clerk to Winford Parish Council (clerk@winfordpc.org.uk) so that she can pass your details on as appropriate.

Compost

Did you know that Winford Parish Council makes its own compost from residents’ green garden waste?  This is available now at the bargain price of £1.25 per bag or even free of charge  for lorry and trailer loads taken via a local weighbridge.

For more details visit the compost site page.

Felton allotment plots available now

Winford Parish Council has successfully managed over many years two allotment sites in the villages of Felton and Winford.  Normally, these allotments have been oversubscribed.

A rare opportunity has arisen where several plots in the Felton St Katharine’s school site have recently become vacant.  In addition to these being available to plot holders from the Parish, residents of surrounding parishes also currently have the chance to rent one.

Should you wish to produce healthy local grown fruit and vegetables in a pleasant friendly environment please contact us.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest – public access defibrillator

              In an emergency call 999 and tell the Emergency Service operator that you have a defibrillator in the village.   The operator will advise you whether the patient would benefit from its immediate use, and give you the four digit code to open the cabinet.

Go to the green cabinet containing the defibrillator in your village.

Felton – George & Dragon car park – on the wall by the pub entrance from the car park.

Winford – Winford shop – by the entrance.

Regil – Village Hall  on the outside wall by the main door.

Fetch the defibrillator (which is not much bigger than a book) and the bag of bits.

The 999 call will also alert the ambulance / rapid response team to come out to the patient at the address you provide – BUT in most cases the early use of a defibrillator before the ambulance arrives can prove life-saving.

Switch the defibrillator on by the patient and follow the voice instructions which tell you step by step how it should be used to save a patient’s life.   When connected up to the electrode pads the defibrillator decides whether a shock is needed and if so how many shocks are to be given.  For this reason no training is needed before using the defibrillator.

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