Dates for diaries:
- Summer Fair – Saturday 17th June 2017
- Harvest Supper – Saturday 16th September 2017
- Christmas Cheer – Saturday 9th December 2017
Watch this space for details nearer the time!
Dates for diaries:
Watch this space for details nearer the time!
North Somerset Council’s Parish Recycling Scheme offers local councils part of a £120,000 pot to encourage them to boost their recycling rates. Tickenham is one of the latest councils to join the scheme.
We all need to think more about recycling. The Parish council needs to send a positive message to residents about recycling and is 100% behind the scheme.
The recycling scheme also includes events and involving local groups and Tickenham School is keen to be involved.
It is very likely that the North Somerset display vehicle will come to the March Village Market, giving residents more information about recycling. The roadshow will also provide the opportunity to bring small electrical items and small pieces of furniture to a local venue, as opposed to going to the recycling centre. These items will then be donated to a local charity.
Recycling pledge forms have been sent to every Tickenham household and we hope that everyone in Tickenham will show their support for the scheme and pledge to work harder at recycling.
Tickenham Parish Council
Have you looked at your property with security in mind? Are there ways to help prevent burglary in your home? This section contains information about securing doors and windows.
Most burglaries are committed by opportunist thieves. In one quarter of all burglaries committed they don’t even have to use force – they get in through an open door or window.
Take simple precautions such as locking windows and doors when you go out even if just stepping next door or out in the garden. Also use a light timer and do not leave your keys lying around.
Look at your property through a burglar’s eyes to identify places where you can add deterrents and improve security.
Secure all doors and windows – if they are not secure, neither is your property.
Patio doors and windows are often targeted by thieves, because in the past they have been easy to open.
It can be useful to get specialist advice when fitting a patio door, with security in mind.
Intruder alarms are an effective deterrent against burglars. They provide a useful warning and limit the risk of theft and damage to your property. Surveys have consistently shown that properties are less likely to be burgled if an alarm is fitted.
Don’t worry too much about the effect it may have on neighbours or passers-by – it’s the way it affects the criminal that matters. Criminals do not like attracting attention to themselves.
For a small charge you can have your home alarm monitored over a phone line by a central monitoring station. When your alarm is triggered it can autodial the monitoring station who will ring you, or your key holders to notify you of the alarm.
It’s important to lock up and set the alarm at night as well as when you go out. It is also recommended to hide your keys and handbag or wallet safely out of sight, and never leaving your keys in the back of the door.
You should fit a security bulk-head light to the outside of your property at the front and back. These lights should also use low-energy light bulbs and have dusk-to-dawn sensors so that they are on during the hours of darkness.
Floodlights fitted with infra-red movement sensors can also be used as ‘courtesy lights’ for genuine visitors to your property.
Use time switches to turn on lights, radios and other appliances when you’re out. This will help to give the impression that the property is occupied when there is no one around.
Remember to keep vehicle and house keys out of view in your property. A significant amount of vehicle crime is committed when car keys are stolen during burglaries.
The Police are asking householders to be alert and report suspicious behaviour. Anyone with any information which could help the Police with their investigations is asked to get in touch through their online form, or by calling 101
Alternatively ring the independent charity Crimestoppers. They never ask your name or trace your call.
If you hear a suspicious noise in the night please do check your property and call the Police straight away if you find any damage or see someone running away.
Remember to call 999 if a crime’s underway or there’s a suspect in the area.
Useful contacts Phone Website
Western Power em 0800 6783 105 www.westernpower.co.uk
Gas Emergency 0800 111 999 www.wwutilities.co.uk
Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111 www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Victim Support 0808 168 9111 www.victimsupport.org.uk
Action Fraud 0300 123 2040 www.actionfraud.police.uk
Police non-emergency 101 www.avonandsomerset.police.uk
Trading Standards 01275 888787 www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/North Somerset/
Citizens Advice Bureau 03454 04 05 06 www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Mailing Prefer Service 0845 703 4599 www.mpsonline.org.uk
Telephone Prefer Service 0845 070 0707 www.tpsonline.org.uk
NHS Direct 111
Carers UK 0808 808 7777 www.carersuk.org
Age UK 0800 169 2081 www.ageuk.org.uk/somerset
Care Navigator Service 01934 888 801 www.n-somerset.gov.uk
Healthwatch N Somerset 01275 851400 www.healthwatchnorthsomerset.co.uk
Nailsea Disability Initiative 01275 812183 www.nailseadisability.wordpress.com
Senior Siren security Advice service 07788 236804 www.sclt.us
Village Agent 01275 888803 www.wern.org.uk/village-agents
(Emma Edwards 07967 344661 e-mail email@example.com)
Bristol Water: 0800 801 011
Wessex Water: 0345 600 4600 (08.00 to 18.00)
Answering a plea in the Tickenham Parish Magazine, a trio of aspirant bell ringers (John and Mandy Banks and Alan Burnell) are “learning the ropes”, literally, on a six week training course to master (or to try to master) the basics of bell ringing. Please note the word “basics” as the craft is somewhat complicated to beginners. The hope is that the bells at Tickenham Church will be able to be rung on required occasions as they have over the centuries.
Some facts about the bells in Tickenham Church:
Like all bells rung in England, the Tickenham bells are rung through a full turn (360º) for each bell ring (English-style ringing) – they start upside down!
The bringing together of the aspirant trio was organised by the persistence and energy of Tim Laycock and is being hands on managed by Jan Wyatt.
If you would like to know more about becoming a bellringer, please contact Clare on 01275 853978
Saturday 8th October: We start from the Village Hall at 6.00 p.m. and trundle up to Cadbury Camp; we admire the view and the fantastic sunset and the children and dogs have a run around. Then we wander back down to enjoy yummy bacon rolls and hot drinks. Flares and glow sticks provided! £5 donation in aid of the West Window Appeal. Numbers to Vena please on 856289 or 07740 085 015 for catering purposes.