Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Shaws Way

It is good to see that repairs are being made to the badly worn footpath on Shaws Way that we reported some time ago.

The path shown is between number 9 & 12 and has been quite dangerous and is just one part of the repairs that are being taken across the area.

If you have concerns about any other path in the area please let us know and we will let you know if we area already dealing with it.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Bath City Farm Litter Pick

Bath City farm have set the date for their annual litter pick and the date that they have set is Saturday 14th February.

To take place it makes no difference who you are just turn up and lend a hand and you will be most welcome.

The community of Twerton welcomes all people who can help keep the farm clear of litter and the surrounding roads and hedgerows that all need a good clean up giving a much better feel to the area.

So even if you are not able to manage the fields there will always be something that you can do to help out.

It is wise however that you wear good boots and sturdy Gloves although litter pickers are normally available but bring your own as well if you have them.

You don't even have to book just turn up at the farm at 10.30 pm on 14th February and stay as long as you can up till 3pm.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Community Infrastructure in Twerton

I had a good meeting with Curo this morning where we were able to discuss some of the issues that area affecting Twerton.

The matter of the community infrastructure and the well being of the communities of Twerton were a major issues and how they are going to be tackled.

As we all know very well if people are happy in a good clean well maintained area then they will look after the area much better.

The subject of many crumbling walls was raised an it was pointed out that many of these belong to Curo and needed to be repaired before any collapsed.

To be fair to Curo they have recognised that we have a problem that needs to be addressed and we will be working with them to get these sorted as soon as possible.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Highland Road

It was good to be out talking with residents in High Street and Highland Road this morning and to hear about a few local issues.

The matter of the most concern was the litter that was in Highland Road and we have reported this to the council and have asked that they get this cleared up as soon as possible.

It seems that we have a constant problem with litter in this area and we would like to know if residents would be happy if we put in litter bins.

It is not acceptable for this area to be in this constant mess and we will continue to try and get this area sorted out.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Poolemead Road

It was good to be out with residents of Poolemead Road on Thursday talking with them about local issues.

The reception from residents was very good many if them commenting that they were pleased that we  had resolved the parking issues at two places.

1) Having grass Crete installed.
2) Removing parking restrictions.

The other issues that we picked up on we're problems with disabled residents getting access to their homes by crossing grass areas and some residents parking over footpath access from the road.

Friday, 23 January 2015

St Michael's Junior School OFSTED report rated good

What a fantastic result St Michael's Junior School has received after its latest result receiving the standard as a good School in all categories that it was inspected under.

This is a fantastic result for all the Staff pupils Governors and parents/carers of the School.

Congratulations to all involved.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Redland Park vandalism & litter

We have complained to the council about the amount of rubbish left in Redland Park after waste collection day on Tuesday and have asked that the mess is cleaned up as soon as possible.

We have also drawn to the attention of Curo that two of the litter bins that were only recently installed in Redland park have been tipped over in a mindless episode of vandalism. Curo have already arrange a job order to sent the contractor back to site to reinstate the buns.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Newton Road/Day Crescent

Curo have agreed to request their contractor to remove the skips that were used by the roofing contractor whilst installing new roofs on the houses on Day Crescent.

Residents started complaining to us that the contractors had completed their work over 2 weeks ago but the skips remained.

We are pleased at the quick response to our request to Curo as these skips had started to look rather unsightly.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Woodhouse Road & Carrs Close

It was good to be out talking with residents this morning and hearing about issues in Twerton and in particular Woodhouse Road and Carrs Close, where a resident reported a Street light in Carrs Close that had been out since before Christmas.

On Checking this light belongs to Curo and we have asked them to ensure that it is repaired as soon as possible.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Shaws Way

 We have asked the council to remove the fly tipping on the footpath at Shaws Way and also to carry out a full litter pick in the area.

We are concerned that a lot of litter has built up in this area that includes may drink cans and bottles.

We would expect that the council would carry out this work very shortly.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Innox Park Footpath

It was good to go along and see the progress being made on the Innox Park footpath and to link up with Alison Comely who organised a campaign to get the path installed several years ago.

The path has been wanted for many years now and links two parts of Twerton together.

As it can be seen in the picture that path is being installed at quite a pace and should be complete by the middle of the coming week.

Alison commented that "she was thrilled that the path was now in place and was grateful that the her local councillors had worked hard to secure the money to make it possible".

The path was one of the items that was in our six to fix in 2011 and we are grateful to Alison for running the campaign that gave the final push to enable the much wanted project to happen.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Sheridan Road

It was good to be able to talk with residents of Sheridan Road in the last few days and to be able to pick up on a few of the issues that affect them.

I have this morning met with Curo regarding a problem with parking on the grass at one part of Sheridan Road and am hopeful that by working together we can resolve this problem.

I have also discussed with Curo the issues of the trees by the infant School and the broken branches will be attended to.

Parking on this road is always very difficult and some residents have complained about some residents parking on the pavement which we would discourage as it prevents people with walking difficulties or those with young Children getting past.

The matter about overhanging hedges is always a problem and I have today ask the council to deal with several hedges that have overflowed on to the pavement.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Innox Park Footpath

Work to create the long awaited footpath has started across Innox Park.

The new path that has been waited for many years became a reality after money was put in the budget by the Liberal Democrat run Council to make this possible.

The new path should be complete in the coming weeks and was part of the Local Twerton Councillors Six to fix promises last year.

We would like to thank Alison a local resident ( you know who you are ) for keeping on at us and pulling the community together in support of this project.

We plan more work on this path subject to budgets being available next year.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Council Tax email scams

Bath & North East Somerset Council is asking local residents to be aware of an email scam in operation in relation to Council Tax.
The Council has had reports of a bogus email informing Council Tax payers that they have an outstanding Council Tax debt. The email goes on to say that the Council has been unable to process their recent payment and that they should pay again by clicking on the link within the email. These emails are not from Bath & North East Somerset Council.
If you are unsure whether you need to make a payment, please contact us on 01225 47 77 77, or email
If you have received a scam email:
  • Do not click on any links in the email.
  • Do not reply to the email or contact the senders in any way.
  • If you have clicked on a link in the email, do not supply any information on the website that may open.
  • Do not open any attachments that arrive with the email.
  • Report it to Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 04 05 06.
  • If you think you may have compromised the safety of your bank details and/or have lost money due to fraudulent misuse of your cards, you should contact your bank immediately.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Redland Park (litter bins)

It is pleasing that all of the promised new litter bins are now in place in Redland Park and we hope that residents will be pleased with out joint working with Curo to make this happen.

The council now have the responsibility of keeping the bins empty and if anyone sees a litter bin overflowing that they should contact the council on 01225394041 or email .

The bins should normally be emptied once a fortnight and we would hope that the new bins would help keep this area clean and tidy.

If you have any comments or questions on this or any other matter then we would be pleased to hear from you.

Monday, 12 January 2015

New street lights

We are pleased to see the new street lights going up in Twerton.

The new lights are low energy and emit a white light that allows people to see more clearly at night.

It is always important that residents feel safe at night and that we also ensure that we can afford as a council to keep the lights on with ever increasing energy costs and reduced council budgets.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Linley Close Twerton

We spent some time talking with residents on Thursday in Linley Close and were pleased with the communication that took place.

Issues that we are following up on are:

1) Fire Doors in the flats do not seem to seal at the bottoms.

2) Garage Car park is full of litter and rubbish we will get this cleared up.

3) Footpath behind 1/8 residents are asking that this path is blocked to prevent access.

Steve Bradley pictured with Cllr Gerry Curran

Friday, 9 January 2015

Bollards Twerton High Street

We have asked the council to reinstate the bollards that have become dislodged in Twerton High Street.

We would hope that these would soon be put upright and help to keep residents safe from unwanted pavement parking.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Redland Park ( Litter bins )

The first of 9 new litter bins have been installed in Redland Park by Curo, the rest of the bins will be installed by Friday this week.

We are thankful that Curo has kept the promise that they made to local Councillors and residents over 3 years ago although we are disappointed that it has taken this long to get them put in.

The new litter bins will help keep the area clean and tidy and these bins will be emptied by the council, so partnership is working in this area.

Thanks to Zack and his team at Curo for listening and responding to our requests.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Recycling collections Landseer Road

Recycling collections have not been made in Landsser Road for the past two days due to the road not being able to be accessed by the recycling vehicles due to parked cars preventing access.

The recycling trucks will again attempt to gain access to this road on Thursday to clear the uncollected recycling.

We will be looking into the issues of vehicles being unable to access this road with the councils highways department as we are now concerned for the access of emergency vehicles.

We will report back on this blog on progress as and when available.