Welcome back to the BUZZ Roundup – keeping you in touch with news and events in our wonderful village. Although from a Lockdown III perspective, there’s not many events to talk about! 😉
We’re starting this Roundup with a sobering but all too real message from Keevil resident Dr Alex Goodwin, Clinical Director of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Services at the RUH Foundation Trust Bath
“The RUH is seeing more cases than it did in March. Our ITU is full and we are opening further ITU beds on Monday to accommodate the expected surge which is heading West down the M4. We are also taking patients from London and the South East as part of a mutual aid network.
The Bristol Nightingale Hospital is now being used to deliver outpatient and daycare services for children and adults from across the South West. On the plus side, most front-line staff have now had their first vaccine dose and I am aware that local GPs are vaccinating the vulnerable with the Oxford vaccine.
The pleas from my medical colleagues in the national media are based on a real concern and we need once again to ask all our friends and neighbours to comply with the lockdown instructions.“
As you’ll have read earlier today, St Leonards Church has suspended services until further notice, with immediate effect. The Mobile Library service has also had to cease once again. Laura in the Post Office said last Tuesday she would keep operating as long as she could – if we hear of any change we’ll post an update.
The good news!
We’re delighted to learn that Pat Tucker has arranged for Eric Lepine’s return with his Pop-Up Takeaway service on 16th January. This will be part of a more regular schedule now in place for January to April, see page for full details.
- The audio recording of last Monday’s Parish Council meeting is currently available on the PC website here
- There is a Planning application for Chattan Wick Farm 20/10705/FUL and 21/00017/LBC, to replace the existing lean-to with a high quality extension, replace existing windows throughout and conservation rooflights into the second floor attic space.
- The A350 Melksham Bypass consultation closes on Sunday 17th January. It’s worth taking a look at the proposals as some of the options – 10d in particular – affect our Parish more than others. You can comment on the proposals by :-
- Completing the survey online: proposed A350 Melksham bypass survey.
- Emailing your comments to: MajorHighwayProjects@Wiltshire.gov.uk
- Writing to: Major Highways Projects, Wiltshire Council, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8JN
- Our Parish Councillors have also offered to help if you would like to take part in the consulation but are unsure how to do so.
It goes without saying that we look after one another in our lovely village: friends and neighbours have done and continue to provide vital support where it’s needed during the pandemic. Renewed offers of help have already been posted on the Keevil Village Facebook group and here’s a reminder of some of the other services available if you’re still struggling in lockdown.
- Dave Bouault is the co-ordinator for Keevil’s EMERGENCY PLANNING: here is a list of local services he produced in the earlier lockdown: download FOOD v3 16th April
- The Emergency Group also remains in place and can be contacted if you need help at any time
- Dave Bouault 01380 870545
- Malcolm Cupis 01380 871522/07968 030830
- Simon Newton 01380 870747/07721 444796
- Ginny Sherman 01380 870009/07951 505773
- The Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub can also help with support for those self-isolating or shielding, including travelling to get your vaccine: telephone 0300 0034576 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
That’s all for now – find us on Facebook for real-time discussions on Keevil Village, marketplace on For Sale, Free or Wanted in Keevil, or wander down memory lane on Keevil Memories… thank you for all your support, and if you have any news, pictures or stories to share, don’t hesitate to get in touch
Bob & Sarah – #HNY2021 🙂