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  • Well Aware Your guide to health, wellbeing and community services in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East SomersetWell Aware is a free, online information resource for everyone in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset. Well Aware has lots of information on 1,000s of health, wellbeing and community groups, organisations, activities and services.Whether personal health services, activities, a lunch club or social group, help round the home or the garden, transport, advice, counselling or any other form of support – all you need to find it is just a few clicks away. The user-friendly website can also be searched for services for carers, support for particular disabilities, culturally specific services and more.In Well Aware's Information ...
    Posted 15 Mar 2012, 10:41 by Phil Handy
  • Libraries News Jean’s First Click!  Jean only knew a little bit about computers before she signed up for a First Click course at Kingswood Library. “I was listening to the radio and I heard about First Click when BBC Bristol was doing a broadcast from Kingswood Library. I thought I’d pop along and find out more.”After 3 free lessons covering computer basics, the internet and email Jean is feeling a lot more confident about using her PC at home. She is going to use her new-found computer skills to help her stay in touch with her family and friends, some of whom live abroad. She is now a real convert to the benefits of email, adding that “email ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2011, 07:35 by Phil Handy
  • Handy Van Service Handy Van Service – Free Security Checks    South Gloucestershire Council operate a free home safety and security check for all owner occupiers and private tenants in the South Gloucestershire area. Improving the security of your home, will help reduce the risk of burglary and unlawful entry, making you feel safer.All work is carried out free of charge, to British Standards and insurance industry requirements. The service which is funded by South Gloucestershire Council and supported by the Avon and Somerset Police and Avon Fire and Rescue Service, provides a free security service including crime prevention advice and home security products for:Properties at risk of burglaryVulnerable peopleVictims of crime domestic violence and hate crimeGeneral home safety and ...
    Posted 14 Mar 2011, 10:36 by Phil Handy
  • Prevent Dog Fouling An issue of major concern reported in the Village Action Questionnaire was that of dog fouling in our streets and open spaces which is a health hazard as well as being unpleasant. Some dog owners stated that there were not enough dog bins or that they were not emptied often enough.  To help overcome the former problem, South Glos Council now allow "dog bags" to be put into all S Glos litter bins. To report full bins contact the South Glos Dog Warden on 01454 868000.   Contact the Dog Warden also to report offenders or problem areas.  A proposal to introduce "Green Dog Walkers" has been discussed by South Glos Council (see link below). See the link below for a ...
    Posted 18 Mar 2011, 08:52 by Phil Handy
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