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LATEST NEWS

Kewstoke Local History Group

Posted 29th Nov 23

Kewstoke Local History Group is planning two meetings to invite the people of Kewstoke to help with the regeneration of the group.
Venue: Kewstoke Village Hall in the Rose Room, upstairs.
Date: Monday, 4th of December 2023
Times: 2pm until 3:30pm, and 7pm until 8:30pm
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Please join us at either meeting (or both if you like), to take a look at your archives and share your ideas about how the group should be run.
We intend to ask for volunteers to form a committee to look after the group.

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Posted 27th Sep 23

Annual Governance & Accountabitity Return for the year ended 31 March 2023. See NOTICE.

The audit of accounts for KEWSTOKE PARISH COUNCIL for the year ended 31 March 2023 has been completed and the accounts have been pubtished
HERE.

Keep Active in Kewstoke with Age UK Somerset

Posted 20th Sep 23

Keeping active is vital for our health and wellbeing. Local charity, Age UK Somerset, has a mission to provide more older people with the opportunity to exercise, and there are local classes for people over 55 in the Kewstoke area.

Kewstoke Village Hall hosts a Tai Chi QiGong class, every Thursday at 3pm. Instructor Dawn guides the class through 18 easy-to-learn mindful movements. QiGong, pronounced ‘chee gung’, is a form of Tai Chi that is beneficial to both physical and mental wellbeing. The weekly class costs £5 per session.

For more information, or to sign up to any of our classes, call 01823 345624 or email ageingwell@ageuksomerset.org.uk

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

Posted 12th Sep 23

Notice is Hereby Given
That 2 casual vacancies have arisen in the Office of Council for the Kewstoke Parish Council
If by 14 days ecluding Dies Non after the date of this notice a request for an election to fill said vacancies is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancies, otherwise the vacancies will be filled by co option.
Dated 12/09/2023


Returning Officer
North Somerset Council
Town Hall
Walliscote Road
Weston –Super- Mare
BS23 1UJ
Email electoral.services@n-Somerset.gov.uk

ANNUAL CANVASS 2023 – NORTH SOMERSET DISTRICT COUNCIL

Posted 15th Aug 23

As we are one again entering the annual canvass period, we thought it would be helpful to
provide you with a guide as to what we do during this time and what is required from residents
within your parish. We will be contacting properties soon and some of what we send will
require a response from residents.


We are also looking for people willing to visit properties where we have not had a response
and, where required, take the details of any occupants who may be eligible to register to vote.
It is a paid role and full training will be provided beforehand. We are looking for people who:

  • can act professionally

  • can follow instructions

  • have good communication skills


More information about the duties of the role can be found on our website or by contacting us
at electoral.staffing@n-somerset.gov.uk.
If you have any questions, please let us know.


Kind regards,
Ross Henderson
Electoral Services Senior Officer
Corporate Services
North Somerset Council
Tel: 01275 885305
Email: ross.henderson@n-somerset.gov.uk
Post: Electoral Services, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-mare, BS23 1UJ

Faster Broadband for Kewstoke

Posted 17th May 23

Whilst some residents have good Broadband speeds to their homes, there are many, particularly towards the Sand point end of Beach Road and Sand Road who do not. Its all to do with Fibre connections replacing the old Copper wire GPO cables. Kewstoke is currently deemed to be ‘rural’ and is not on the priority list for this work, although a lot of Weston super Mare is currently having fibre installed.

It appears that the providers could be ‘swayed’ should there be a strong interest from a community for this service (they are businesses and are driven by profit). The current leading company putting in Fibre into Weston is CityFibre.

By visiting their website: www.cityfibre.com and putting your Post Code in to see if you are likely to be in a planned area, it will come up: "Thanks for your interest, we haven’t planned your area at the moment".  But it will have registered your interest with them. If a lot of people do this they may become minded to ‘plan our area’.

There is also the Government’s Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme giving vouchers up to £4500.00. https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk where you can see the companies that are active in this work and if you are eligible for a voucher.
You can also register you interest via the Kewstoke Parish Council Website. Simply use the Contact page to tell us your POSTCODE. All of the declarations of interest will be put en bloc to CityFibre on behalf of the Community.
So even if you have fast broadband speeds in your home, lets try and help our fellow residents who don’t.

Thank You.

Kewstoke Parish Council.

Defibrillator Training

Posted 4th Apr 23

We now have three Parish Council owned Defibrillators in the Village: One outside the Village Hall, another in the phone box at the junction of Crookes Lane & Kewstoke Road and a third now at the Bus Terminus Kiosk in Sand Road. There are other defibrillators that are privately owned in the village as well.

 

Using a piece of equipment such as a defibrillator, whilst under instruction from the Ambulance service and under pressure to save a life, could be a daunting proposition. Especially for someone using the equipment for the first time.

 

Kewstoke Parish Council have made contact with a company that offer hands on  Defibrillator training for groups. Dates & timings have not yet been confirmed, but the Parish Council would like to gauge the interest shown by residents at attending such a training. There will be no charge made for this, although donations will be gratefully received to help defray the cost.

 

If you would be interested in attending a training session in the use of using a defibrillator please email  Mike the Parish Clerk   parishclerkkewstoke@gmail.com or give him a call on 07836 368244

Defibrillator Unit in the Telephone Box

Posted 22nd Jan 23

You may well have read in the Parish Newsletter, or seen that the Parish Council has installed a Defibrillator Unit in the red Telephone Box at the junction of Kewstoke Road and Crookes Lane, which is now operational.
Please see the link below to a video presentation which provides an overview on how it can be used, as well as how to perform CPR. The machine itself will issue verbal instructions when in use but an overview of this basic first aid advice in the video may help save someone's life. 

 

https://vimeo.com/557677120/e7524918c5    

Kewstoke Gas Pipe Upgrade

Posted 9th Oct 22

The £550,000 work will start on 17 October and is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses. Barring any engineering difficulties, it will be complete in June next year.

 

For full details of the gas pipe upgrade work in the Beach Road area of Kewstoke, please click HERE.

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