Easton + Lawrence Hill Neighbourhood Forum.

Members of Bristol City Council, including Mayor Marvin Rees will be taking questions and discussing local matters via Zoom.

Wednesday 16th September, 6.30- 8.30 pm

Easton and Lawrence Hill Neighbourhood Forum Zoom Wednesday 16 September, 6.30pm-8.30pm 
www.upourstreet.org.uk @upourstreet 

Register your attendance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctcOyurTIuHdY4pyNuPPBQp4i_9et0J7Z0 

AGENDA 

6.30pm Welcome and introductions (Chair – Manu Maunganidze) 

6.35pm Introducing our new organisation (Stacy and Manu) 

6.40pm Mayor Marvin Rees 
Thank you and introduction to ‘Build Back Better’ 

6.50pm Christina Gray, Director of Public Health 
Covid-19 Local Outbreak Plans 

7pm Comfort break 

7.10pm Councillor Asher Craig, Deputy Mayor with responsibility for 
Communities, Equalities and Public Health Black Lives Matter and Colston statute – what next? What do mean by ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’? Deliberative democracy 

7.45pm Q&A 
We will spend 15 mins on pre submitted questions and 15 mins on questions submitted on the chat via zoom. 

8.15pm Councillors Afzal Shah, Ruth Pickersgill and Marg Hickman 

8.30pm Close

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Shaping Our Lives: New Covid19 survey

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A second survey request from Shaping Our Lives, this time about using technology during the pandemic.

Shaping Our Lives has been given some money from the National Lottery Community Fund to do research about the impacts of the Covid19 pandemic. This, their second survey, is about using technology for keeping in touch, having meetings and appointments during the Covid19 pandemic and lockdown.

During the Covid19 pandemic many appointments, meetings and leisure activities have taken place remotely. Shaping Our Lives want to find out if remote communication technology is a good way for you to take part or receive a service. Or, if remote ways of communicating are difficult or impossible for you to use.

Shaping Our Lives would be very grateful if you answer a short survey. This survey is only for d/Deaf and Disabled people. Disabled people are people with sensory, cognitive, neurodevelopmental conditions, learning disabilities or physical impairments, mental health issues and people with long term health conditions.

You will not be asked to give your name and all answers will be kept anonymous. What you and other people tell Shaping Our Lives will then be used to tell people in national and local government the support d/Deaf and Disabled people need to use remote communication technology and if it is suitable all the time.

To complete the survey you can either:

  1. Use this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Technology_Survey-Shaping_Our_Lives-Covid19 to complete your answers online.
  2. Send an email to: information @shapingourlives.org.uk and we can send a Word version of the survey for you to complete.
  3. Call Becki on 07956 424511 and do the survey over the telephone or by Zoom.

The survey will take about 15 minutes. There is no involvement payment offered for completing this survey. This is a different survey to the one Shaping Our Lives recently launched about the impact of Covid19 on Independent Living and we would like people to complete both surveys if possible.

Thank you for taking part and contributing to this research.

Forging Our Future : Bristol Disability Equality Forum are looking for volunteers to help make Bristol’s museums accessible for everyone with our new project Forging Our Future.

Museums For Everyone

It’s not just about getting through the door!

Help make museums open to all.

Ever visited a museum of heritage site and been unable to:

☹ Get in and around all the public areas safely?

☹ Read labels?

☹ Get information in accessible language and formats?

☹ Find a quite space?

☹ Cope with the lighting?

☹ Find enough places to rest, on your way around the building?

Us too! So let’s get together and show museums how to welcome all Disabled visitors!

We invite Disabled people to join an Access Panel. You will learn how to carry out Access Appraisals in museums and heritage buildings. We will look at all aspects of access in museums, from ramps to signage to exhibition design … and more.

Join us to Forge an Inclusive Future

For more information, and if you are interested in joining the Access Panel, please contact:

Lori Streich, Project Coordinator: ourhistory.bristoldef@outlook.com

Forging Our Future Access Panel

The Access Panel is part of Bristol Disability Equality Forum’s Forging Our Future project.

Forging Our Future is working in partnership with Bristol Museums Service. Members of the Panel will use their new skills to carry out Access Appraisals of some of Bristol’s flagship museums.

We will also work together to produce access appraisal information that will be available after the end of the project.

We hope to start meeting in September – subject to the Corona Virus situation.

For more information, and if you are interested in joining the Access Panel, please contact:

Lori Streich, Project Coordinator: ourhistory.bristoldef@outlook.com

Phone: 0117-954-1795

Forging Our Future is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and managed by Bristol Disability Equality Forum

Details of changes to rail services from GWR

How these upgrades may affect my journey:

Useful information

Cycle facilities at Bristol Temple Meads

Network Rail needs to remove the bike racks from Platforms 3 and 4 for station renovations and security reasons before Sunday 6 September.

From that date, any bikes left on the platforms will be taken away and stored securely at the station until Friday 6 November.

The bike racks outside the station on Station Approach are not affected and a new cycle storage facility is also being built at Temple Quay.

For more information visit the Network Rail webpage for Bristol Temple Meads.

Metrobus

South Gloucestershire Council and the West of England Combined Authority are extending the region’s metrobus network to provide a link between Bristol Parkway and Cribbs Causeway.

For more details of the Cribbs Patchway metrobus scheme visit:

www.southglos.gov.uk/cpmetrobus

Patchway station

During the work on Gipsy Patch Lane railway bridge near to Patchway station there will be a diversion in place for vehicle access to Station Road.

Pedestrians and cyclists can still access the station via Station Road and Gipsy Patch Lane during the road closure.

Looking ahead

Network Rail plans to start work during the Christmas period to refurbish the station roof and canopies at Bristol Temple Meads as well as installing a new signal gantry.

Work continues in the first half of 2021 in preparation for major rail improvements north and east of Bristol Temple Meads with follow-up work until the end of the year.

More details of the impact on train services will be provided in due course.”

The Law on Face Coverings Changes, Again

On Friday 24th July it became law that people (shoppers, etc) must wear face coverings that cover the nose and mouth – for example, a fabric covering, scarf or bandanna – in a lot more indoor places.

This is as well as washing our hands and being careful to social distance.

  1. Where Do We Have to Wear a Face Covering?

Face Coverings must now be worn in:

  1. shops,
  2. supermarkets,
  3. shopping centres,
  4. when buying food and drink to take away from cafes and shops, and
  5. public transport hubs e.g. indoor train stations and terminals, airports, sea and river ports, and indoor bus and coach stations or terminals.

We must also keep on wearing face coverings in hospitals and when we are travelling on public transport: trains, buses and coaches.

2. Where Don’t We Have to Wear a Face Covering?

You won’t have to wear a face covering in the following venues that have measures in place to protect staff and the public from COVID-19. These include:

  1. hairdressers and close-contact services,
  2. eat-in restaurants, cafes and pubs (but you will in cafes or take-away restaurants when you aren’t going to eating there),
  3. entertainment venues, including cinemas, concert halls and theatres,
  4. visitor attractions (such as heritage sites, art galleries or museums),
  5. gyms and leisure centres,
  6. dentists or opticians (but you do need to wear them in hospitals).

3. Who Doesn’t Have to Wear a Face Covering?

The new law doesn’t apply to children under the age of 11 or anyone who can prove their health or impairment[s] means they cannot wear a face covering. This includes people:

  1. with impairments or health conditions that make it really difficult to breathe, or other conditions seriously affecting heart or lungs,
  2. who can’t put on a face covering due to conditions affecting their ability to use their hands/arms (dexterity),
  3. with a condition or impairment that means wearing or removing a face covering will cause severe distress,
  4. with cognitive impairments, including learning difficulties and dementia, if they would not understand or remember the need to wear a face covering,
  5. with vision impairments that include a restricted field of vision, that means they can only see at the lower edge of the normal field of view,
  6. with any other impairments which would make it difficult to put on or take off a face covering safely, accurately, consistently or without pain,
  7. travelling with, or being a support worker or carer to, someone who relies on lip reading to communicate.

But, people are going to get quite confused because the new law also doesn’t apply to shop or supermarket staff. The government do strongly recommend that employers think seriously about making their staff wear face coverings but the law doesn’t say they must.