Saturday, 7 December 2019

Road and Footpath Resurfacing

As part of the 2019 election campaign, Tim and Sarah agreed to continue to fight to secure funding to get roads and footpaths that are in a poor condition across Twerton and Whiteway resurfaced.

We are pleased to confirm that a number of these have been addressed in that last few months, however there are still more that need urgent attention, including Poolemead Road, Wedgwood Road, Haycombe Drive and footpaths such as the one linking Sheridan Road to Long Valley Road.  

Tim and Sarah can confirm that these remain to be a focus for them to ensure everyone can move around the area safely.

If you have anything in your street that is not being addressed, please do get in touch.

Friday, 6 December 2019

The Hollow - Planning Application

As many of you know, there is yet another on-going planning application for Private Houses to be built on the land below the Bath City Farm on The Hollow.

The applicant has put through several different variations on their application in a bid to build on this land.

The Councillors for this area have been vocal on their objections to the building of private homes on this land for a number of reasons and Sarah Moore has registered to speak at the Planning Meeting on 18th December in which this application is to be heard.

We will of course keep you updated on the outcome of this application as and when more details become available.

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Planning applcation Clyde House High Street Twerton

We have a planning application at Clyde House 56 High Street Twerton for tree works at the property.

Please follow this link if you wish to inspect the application or make comments.

Clyde House

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Drains

During the recent wet weather, the condition of the drains across Twerton and Whiteway have shown how the lack of maintenance has resulted in so many being blocked and unable to handle the rainfall.




Tim and Sarah have asked that all the drains in the area are cleared before the weather becomes too bad to ensure that as much rain water as possible can soak away and not cause other issues on our roads and footpaths.

If you find a drain that is blocked you can either report this direct to the Council via the fixmystreet app (free to download from app stores and very easy to use) or contact Tim or Sarah direct.

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Your Councillors and Curo

Since the Summer, Tim and Sarah have been having a monthly meeting with various staff at Curo.

This increase in direct communication means that issues can be discussed and an action plan put in place to try and tackle them.

During the meetings ward specific and individual resident concerns have been raised and acted upon.

These meetings are proving very productive and will continue in the future, so if you live in Twerton or Whiteway and are struggling to get action from Curo, please do let Sarah or Tim know and they will be able to discuss this with you and possibly raise this during their monthly meeting.

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Lower Bristol Road - Parking

We have again requested the Council urgently review the state of parking on the Lower Bristol Road, specifically on the section from MacDonalds up to the Turnpike.

As you will be aware at this time of year, coaches are usually permitted to park along a large section of this road, especially along the fastest section, making it even more dangerous than usual.

This is not acceptable, we have asked officers to review this practice and look at alternative locations.

We have secured some additional double yellow line parking restrictions to be put in place, but again, we do not feel this covers a large enough section of this road to make it safe and have asked for this to be reviewed at the same time.

We appreciate that coaches may have already been granted permits to park on this section of road, however, we have asked for the restrictions to be imposed as soon as possible.

We will update you further when we have received a response.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Litter Bins

Whilst Twerton and Whiteway is starting to look a lot cleaner, with thanks to an increasing number of residents that are voluntarily spending time out and about picking up litter, we still have a few areas that would benefit from the installation of a litter bin.

Tim and Sarah are working hard to secure more bins in various locations around the ward including a replacement bin at the top of Innox Park.




We would like to encourage people to take responsibility for their own rubbish, whether it is a sweet wrapper, cigarette butt or even food waste, litter is only on our streets because people decide to chuck it there.

Together we can make our area the cleanest in Bath & North East Somerset.