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BaNES CHAIRMAN’S CHARITIES

Bath and North East Somerset’s Chairman, Cllr Alan Hale, has announced the three charities he will be supporting during his year in office.
They are:
• Whizzybugs at the RUH, a charity that designs and and builds small powered wheel chairs for children under five with cerebral palsy.

• The RICE Institute at the RUH, which carries out research, treatment, support and much more to for individuals affected by dementia and their carers.

• Butterflies Haven, which is based in Keynsham but serves a much wider area, providing support, motivation and other services for people on the Autistic spectrum.

Cllr Hale has decided to adopt a different approach to fundraising and won’t be holding a grand dinner and dance; instead he is asking local communities to help fundraise.
He said: “I have decided to break with tradition and organise lots of smaller events to enable the wider community to get involved. I want to encourage groups, churches, social clubs and others to hold functions that will enable the community to have fun whilst raising money for three very worthy charities, very much like the how it works with Children in Need and Comic Relief.
“This idea will allow us to include the whole community as some people might be able to organise a small scale coffee morning whilst others might feel able to hold a choir concert or organise a sponsored event.
“I want everyone to feel wanted and included and most importantly to have fun in what they decide to do. I don’t have funding to support these but I will endeavour to support them, and attend as many as I can.”
A number of events are already in the planning stage but the Chairman is hopeful that many new ideas will come forward to raise funds for the charities.
Those who wish to organise an event can contact Cllr Hale at Chairs_office@bathnes.gov.uk or ring on 01225 394235. Their events can then be publicised on the Council’s website and on other social networks. The Chairman can also be contacted to discuss fundraising idesas on 0117 9837923.
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WESTFIELD WARBLER – AUTUMN EDITION

The current edition of the Westfield Warbler is now available:
See the link on the right hand side of this page.
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CAM VALLEY WILDLIFE GROUP NEWSLETTER

Latest newsletter is available:
http://www.bladespublishing.com/cvwg/newsletter.pdf

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GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE

Grants of up to £1000 are now available by application to the Parish Council.
Full details can be found here.
Deadline Monday 3rd October 2016.
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HOME IMPROVEMENT GRANTS

Grants of up to £6,000 are available to make energy saving improvements to your home through Bath and North East Somerset Council’s Energy at Home scheme.
This grant is available to all home owners, private landlords and privately renting tenants. You do not need to be on a low income or an elderly person to be eligible for this grant, but you do need to be signed up by the end of February.
It can be used to help cover the costs of improvements including:
• heating systems including gas, electrical and oil fired systems,
• internal, external, or cavity wall insulation, and loft insulation,
• glazing including secondary glazing, double glazing and external doors,
Measures such as these can improve your home’s energy performance, reduce the amount you spend on your energy bills, and will help keep your home warm and cosy during winter.
The Energy at Home scheme provides free expert guidance on all aspects of home energy including: how to get the best deal on your energy bills; which energy saving improvements might be most appropriate for your home; and which grants and support are available to help you.
Cllr Martin Veal (Conservative, Bathavon North), Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: “This home improvement grant is coming to an end very soon so I’d encourage residents to contact the Energy at Home Advice Service as soon as possible to find out what help they can get to improve their home’s energy performance.”
The Energy at Home scheme will continue to be available after this particular grant ends, with access to other local and national grants, however funding to this level, accessible for so many people, and for this range of measures is unlikely to be available again.
Contact the Energy at Home Advice Service
Freephone 0800 038 5680 available Monday to Friday 9am-6pm, and on Saturday mornings 9am-12pm.
Email advice@energyathome.org.uk or visit www.energyathome.org.uk
The grant money has been made available from the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
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FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

Parish Council is delighted to announce we have a Twitter address and are now able to communicate with even more residents and businesses in Westfield.
Our Twitter address is @westfield_pc
We look forward to hearing from you!