Welcome to Rockhampton Parish Council Website

 

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday 21st February 2022 in the Village Hall commencing at 7.30 pm. 

 

 



Mobile Post Office  Service in Rockhampton

The Parish Council understand that the Post Office are considering removing the weekly service to the Village due to low usage. If you want this service to continue that please consider using it if you are not already. The Van calls opposite the Village Hall every Friday between 9.30am and 10.30am. To see all the services that the service offers click here


First COVID-19 Community Testing Unit to Open in South Gloucestershire at UWE Bristol’s Frenchay Campus

The first coronavirus testing facility is set to open in South Gloucestershire on Thursday 1 October, which will provide more capacity for local residents and students at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing.

The centre will be set up at UWE Bristol’s Frenchay Campus and incorporate a drive-through testing for residents and a walk-through service for students. The unit will be run on behalf of the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) and will reduce the need for people with symptoms from having to travel further afield to be tested.

Testing at the new site will start from Thursday 1 October and will run on a strictly appointment-only basis. Current Government guidance is that only those with symptoms should book a test, which you can do through the NHS portal nhs.uk/coronavirus, or by calling 119. You must not turn up at the site if you have not booked an appointment. Anyone who turns up without an appointment will be turned away.

If you do have symptoms of coronavirus and have booked to have a test, you must only leave your home to have the test. If you or any members of your household or support bubble have symptoms of coronavirus, have tested positive for coronavirus or are told by NHS Test and Trace that you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus you should self-isolate immediately.

The facility will be self-contained, meaning that the public arriving for pre-booked tests in their cars and students arriving for pre-booked tests on foot will not need to mix. Clear signage will be installed to direct those with appointments where and how to use the service and drivers arriving for tests will not need to leave their cars for any reason. No one arriving for a test will need to go into university buildings. Students will be required to wear face masks on the way to and from the testing centre.

Testing units operate six days a week. Availability of appointments for tests depends on the capacity of testing laboratories, which is outside of the council’s control. People booking appointments will be directed to their nearest available testing facility at the time they book on the portal.

Members of the public who have booked a test will be directed to enter the campus via the North Entrance off Filton Road (A4174). Directional signs will be in place from the M32 and Abbeywood roundabouts.  In England and Wales, the NHS free testing service is available to everyone.


Emergency numbers for Electrical and Gas emergencies

In 2016 the UK launched a nationwide emergency number for Electrical Emergencies, but many are still unaware of whom to call in the event of an electrical emergency or power cut. 

The national number 105 is used for: 

  • Reporting Power Cuts & Requesting Information During Power Cuts 
  • Dangerous Low-lying Cables
  • Reporting Broken Cables
  • Electrical Emergencies Involving Water
Likewise, the Emergency gas number 0800 111 999 is to be used in the event of:
  • Smelling Gas (at home or in public spaces)
  • Carbon Monoxide monitor alerts you to a leak
  • Open Fire spotted in a public gas line
  • ****This number is to be used regardless of if you have a connection to the mains or if you use a tank***

The old Telephone Box

The old telephone box is now in the ownership of the Parish Council and during the ‘lockdown’ has been used as a public library for anyone who wishes to either leave any books or take away to read.  Over the coming months this will be fitted out with some shelving to hold the books. Thanks goes to Cllr. Mike Goode for undertaking this task.


The role of Parish Council

Parish Councils are the lowest tier of Government in England. The Parish Council is as the title implies responsible for the area enclosed by the parish boundary which can include various communities. Parish Councils are an essential part of the structure of local democracy and have a vital role in acting on behalf of the communities they represent.

About us

Rockhampton Parish Council meets four times a year and host an Annual Parish Assembly meeting once a year.

What we do

  • The Parish Council gives views on behalf of the community on proposal that affect the parish, e.g. planning applications
  • Parish Council provide input to consultations at local and national level
  • Work in partnership with other bodies to achieve benefits for the Parish
  • Contact relevant authorities when problems arise or work that needs to be undertaken
  • Help other tiers of Government keep in touch with their local communities

Rockhampton Parish Newsletters


Please click here to read issue 2 Newsletter (Autumn 2020)
Please click here to read issue 1 Newsletter (June 2019)