As we all know, restrictions have now been reintroduced across England. I am sure residents will rise to the challenge as is the past and help more vulnerable neighbours as needed.
Local Street Co-ordinators should be on hand but if you need help you can also contact – Hilary Furlonger on 07794 922082 or Jeremy Boss on 07791 2933119 and we will connect people with some local help.
We would encourage everyone to support local Widcombe businesses through this difficult lock down period. Not only those who remain open to provide essential services but also those who are moving on-line and also offer click and collect or personal video viewings of their shops and goods.. Larkhall Butchers, Widcombe have just opened and are a great addition to the Parade so please do pay them a visit. We will share more information as we get it.
So far we believe:
Essential Open: Coop, Widcombe Store, Prior Park Garden Centre, Bath Spa Florists (fruit, veg lowers plus local delivery service), Larkhall Butcher, Widcombe Pharmacy, Widcombe Surgery, Widcombe Dental Solution (emergencies), Ashman Jones Vets (emergencies).
Open for takeaway / online: Luca & Fig (delivery, click and collect, on-line), Flamingo (on-line local delivery, click & collect), Bath Botanical Gin (on-line), Bath Lock & Key (emergencies), MUS, RingoBells ,White Hart, Ruposhi, Bikano’s, Manhattan and Widcombe Deli (all takeaways).
Widcombe Christmas Market – giving it every chance
Obviously, we have had to postpone the event planned for November. However, Government guidelines permitting we hope to reschedule for 12/13 December. Our local artisans are very keen to share their wares which of course make excellent Christmas gifts. If you can wait until December many of the artists have items available on-line or will of course talk you through what’s on offer. More details of all the local artisans can be found at www.widcombechristmasmarket.com
Garden Club event on Zoom
Ian Gilchrist will be giving an informative talk on his passion for bees. This is on !8 November at 7.30 and will be by Zoom – full details of how to sign up can be found on the Widcombe Association website under events.
Proposed 20 MPH Zones
The Council is proposing to extend the 20MPH limits on Widcombe Hill and Prior Park Road/Ralph Allen Drive. The necessary Orders have been subject to public consultation which ended on 5th November. The Widcombe Association has indicated its support as the proposals reflect what we had advocated at the time of the Rossiter Road project. The whole of Widcombe Hill will be covered by the 20MPH limit, but on Prior Park Road/Ralph Allen Drive, the 20MPH limit will be extended to just above the junction with Perrymead. We have added the rider that these speed limits will only be effective if they are they are enforced with regular speed checks including with measures encouraging cyclists to moderate their speed.