Village Agents for the Chew Valley

Bridging the gap between individuals and organisations that are able to offer help or support.

Village Agents provide people living in rural areas with easier access to information and services. There is no age restriction because we understand that living in a rural area creates problems for people of all ages. Rural isolation should not mean going without the support you need.

You do not need to travel to Bath, or Keynsham or Midsomer Norton. I can visit you in your own home or meet you somewhere else, such as a local cafe. Having discussed your situation I will offer information or refer you directly to one of the many organisations that will provide professional help and advice. I will often know the name of the local contact, not just a phone number!

This is a completely confidential service. It is also free for the user.

Contact the Village Agents for the Chew Valley on 01275 333700 or jane@wern.org.uk

(The Village Agent Service is a project of West of England Rural Network Charity No. 1146165.)

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Health Concerns at the waterfall and local streams

Clutton Parish Council has recently been made aware of two confirmed cases of Cryptosporidiosis in young children who had visited the waterfall in Greyfield Woods. This unpleasant disease is caused by contamination of water by faeces.

The Environment Agency is aware of this problem and is trying to trace the source.

Council Chair, Rosemary Naish, said “We found out that there have been two confirmed cases of Cryptosporidiosis in young children who had been in contact with the water at the waterfall. It’s a very unpleasant disease and can be serious , and its caused by the stream being contaminated by sewage. The Environment Agency know about it and are doing all they can, meanwhile we are saying if you visit the waterfall don’t have contact with the water in it, however tempting it looks on a hot summers day.”