Cleeve is a village and civil parish in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England. It is situated within the unitary authority of North Somerset, 9 miles (14km) south west of Bristol and has a population of 902 (2011 census).
We have prepared some notices regarding the wearing of facemasks in the local shops. We will distribute these to local shops but please feel free to download as reminders
Notice 2 HERE
Notice 3 HERE
Notice 4 HERE
Notice 5 HERE
CORONAVIRUS : NORTH SOMERSET CALLED ON TO PREVENT SPREAD OF INFECTION
08 September 2020
As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus begins to increase in North Somerset, residents across the area are being called on by North Somerset Council to do their bit to prevent the spread of infection.
After a period of very low case rates during the summer, 10 new cases were confirmed in North Somerset on Sunday - the first time the daily number of cases has reached double figures in three months.
The council's Director of Public Health, Matt Lenny, said: "Today we have seen the number of cases in North Somerset reach 20.5 per 100,000 population - the highest rate in the South West. This is slightly above the national average rate of 16 per 100,000 people. We want to slow and reverse that rise as quickly as possible.
"Our relatively low population base means our rate can rise rapidly based on a smaller number of cases but clearly the relative increase is still important and something we want to manage as proactively as possible.
"It's down to every single resident to do their bit to prevent the spread of infection. There is no room for complacency, and regardless of age, or state of health, everyone must play their part. This includes frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds, maintaining social distancing of two metres wherever possible and self-isolating and booking a test if they experience any of the symptoms of the virus.
"These really are the most effective ways we can reduce the impact of the virus on our community. The recent rise in case numbers should act as a wake-up call for everyone that the virus is still present locally."
Cllr Don Davies, Leader of North Somerset Council, said: "We all have a duty to take responsibility for our own actions in minimising risk of spread and to follow the latest national guidance around testing and self-isolation.
"If people are returning from holidays in countries with quarantine measures in place they must self-isolate for 14 days without exception.
"If people have symptoms or live with someone who has symptoms they must self-isolate and follow the advice at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
"No-one is immune, and while you might think you're not at risk, the simple fact is that none of us truly knows the devastating impact the virus can have on us or our loved ones until it's too late, especially those who are vulnerable or a little older.
"Other parts of the country have seen lockdown measures imposed where case numbers have risen, and while we're not in that territory yet, we could be if we don't all do our bit to protect ourselves and our friends and family. Anyone can get it. Anyone can spread it."
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HELP THE LEGAL FIGHT TO STOP BRISTOL AIRPORT EXPANDING
In August 2020 Bristol Airport announced it would appeal against North Somerset Council’s refusal of its planning application to grow to 12 million passengers a year, which means there will be a Public Inquiry. Please use the following link for more details. https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/stop-bristol-airport-expansion/?utm_source=case_page_social&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_content=case_page_below_amounts&utm_campaign=stop-bristol-airport-expansion&fbclid=IwAR0X_c38yIxsABPFwaa_wgnKCEnvckyQzwbvNrQF9UOZhvgsvLPa6Rs5ygM
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS IN NORTH SOMERSET
Heritage Open Days are, for the first time, offering the festival virtually with free events and local stories to see online, or to enjoy in a safe and socially distanced manner.
The festival, which is held in Weston from Friday 11 September until Sunday 20 September, invites members of the public to explore historic buildings and uncover stories under this year’s theme ‘Hidden nature’. Events will include live virtual, and socially distanced, tours around off limit areas such as:
- the exquisite ‘Clevedon Torc’, on loan from the British Museum
- Susann, the Social Distancing Robot – intrigued by the history of Weston and magically revealing historical facts of the town centre
- Carboot Disco Bing in the Italian Gardens, providing classic seaside entertainment
- a socially distanced walk and talk tour in Anchor Head Cove, exploring the history around swimmer Kathleen Thomas, the first person to swim from Penarth to Weston in 1920
- Youtube tours of the Winter Gardens, Blakehay Theatre, Weston Museum and Grove House
- a Zoom seminar on the Local Studies Library
- a series of ‘Hidden Nature’ virtual tours and events
The national festival in 2019 saw hundreds of visitors keen to discover different architectural treasures in Weston-super-Mare and enjoy expert tours explaining the historical relevance of each building.
North Somerset Council’s Heritage and Regeneration Champion; Cllr John Crockford- Hawley said: “Due to Covid-19, this year we have curated a festival that aims to give you the chance to experience some of the many places of interest virtually. There are numerous places of historic and architectural interest in and around Weston-super-Mare. It's wonderful to see so many opening their doors during this September's Heritage Open Days, showing we are very much part of a national celebration”.
For a full list of Heritage Open Day venues, visit https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/business/regeneration-development/weston-super-mare-town-centre-regeneration/heritage-action-zone
Taking exercise in the countryside
Cleeve Parish Council is pleased that residents from neighbouring communities want to share the beautiful countryside for their exercise in uncertain times. We have been using some of our income contributed to by local residents through council tax to gradually replace stiles with pedestrian gates so all abilities can use our parish paths.
In our parish many residents work in towns but there are a sizeable number of business based in the village. Almost all the undeveloped land is used for farming including stables and forestry and is used to provide an income for the owners.
Although there is a network of footpaths and bridleways most of the land surrounding them is privately owned. Most GPS maps on mobile phones do not differentiate between public and private paths or bridleways so if in doubt ie it is not marked as a public right of way, please check before using it.
Not only that but farmyards, stable yards and forestry sites are potentially dangerous, damage to crops including grass or to animals such as sheep worrying are distressing for the owners whose income is directly affected.
While we all appreciate how being in the countryside improves well being also we should remember to protect the environment both plants and animals including birds.
If we all follow the Countryside Code we can all enjoy our exercise.
Country side code can be found HERE
Once again dog fouling seems to have become an issue. Please, if you are walking your dog, pick up after them and dispose of it in the correct way. We have lots of dog bins around the village which are all emptied weekly.
There have been reports of dog waste being thrown in hedges along the footpath by Millennium Green.
To report an incident of dog fouling please use the following link.
Thank you to those of you who continue to keep Cleeve a clean village.
Please could all landowners ensure they are taking responsibility for their hedgerows. If your hedges overhang a footpath, pavement or highway, we would like to ask that they are cut back to allow safe use of the highways and walkways. Please also ensure any waste is cleared away.
Cleeve Hill Road
It is with great pleasure and thanks to Bristol Airport Community fund that we can now go ahead and schedule the speed reduction works to take place in 2020. This will see a reduction from the current National speed limit to a 30mph.
We do not have an exact date yet but will update when we know.
Please see the plans here:
Updated speed readings for Cleeve Hill Road can be seen HERE