Friday, 27 February 2015

Bath Half Marathon Sunday 1st March

Don't forget the Bath Half Marathon is on this Sunday Morning and the Lower Bristol Road will be closed to cars for the morning and into the afternoon.

If you have any journeys to make that takes you towards the City Centre it us wise to make them before 8am or after 3pm when the roads should return to normal.

Any how if you have an hour to spare on Sunday why not pop down to the Lower Bristol road and cheer the runners on.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Lidl update

 As they say every picture tells a story well these two certainly do.

Top left shows a Lidl Sore with shelves stocked and ready to open as planned and we know that the community can't wait to get into the store.
In contrast picture to the right BT still working on a job that should have been finished months ago.

We leave it to residents to make what they will of this and if they wish to contact BT follow this link and let them know what you think .

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Cleeve Green

Do we need to introduce parking restrictions at Cleeve Green opposite the Cleeve Court elderly persons home, that is a question that we have been asking ourselves for some time now.

The problem that has been taking place is that people working in the home and visitors to home have been parking on the grass churning up the area and making the area look very untidy.

We have tried working around the issue by having some bollards installed only to find people parking in between them.

We have after quite a lot of deliberations asked for a formal consultation to take place on the introduction of restricted parking regulations on the Cleeve green side of the road that runs from outside of 1 Cleeve green to 36 Cleeve Green.

We would hope that we could still draw back from this but that depends on the response from those people currently parking in the grass verge.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Fly tipping Shaws Way

We have asked the council to remove the old mattress that has been dumped by the side of 32 Shaws Way.

If you know who dumped this at this location would you please let us know so they can be recharged for its removal.

We are trying to get this area cleaned up and this irresponsible person is not helping that.

Valentines days visits

On 14th febuary we spent most of the day very busy in Twerton spending time clearing up Bath City Farm in the morning with other residents, many bags of rubbish were removed leaving the area clean and tidy.

At lunch time we visited Bakers in Twerton High Street who were celebrating 80 years trading in Bath altogether quite a accomplishment.

We would like to express our thanks to both the volunteers at the City Farm and to Richard Baker for his engagement with the community and the warm welcome that he gave us.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Longvalley Road

Thanks to Curo for responding so quickly with regards to the mess that we found at the end of Long Valley Road adjacent to Pennyquick Hill.

Curo have agreed to have this land cleared up by the end of the week and also remove some fly tipping at the same time.

If you know who has been dumping rubbish in this area will you please let us know.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Highland Road

 We have asked the council to clear up the mess that we found in Highland Road when we visited only a few days ago.

We have found problems at this location nearly every time that we visit this area and have asked that the council monitor the area to ensure the build up of litter does not happen.

We will also be asking that new litter bins are installed in this area in the new financial year in other words after April this year when new budgets are available.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Valentine's Day in Twerton

Why not do something special this Valentine's Day and bring the loved one along to Bath City Farm and join other members of the community helping clear the litter from the hedgerows and surrounding roads. You will be able to get some homemade soup for lunch which should help warm you up. ( Wellington boots recommended ). Starts at 10.30

If you then want more its off to Waterloo buildings just off Twerton High Street to join the celebrations as Bakers celebrate 80 years in Bath along with Bridgewater arts who are going to bring some fun to the village.

If that s not enough it's back to the traditional flowers and chocolates.

Lidl delayed

Our colleagues in Westmoreland Ward are reporting the following story about the delay in Lidl opening we share the disappointment for our Twerton residents

We are disappointed to report that Lidl have informed us that they are unable to open their new store at the Former Herman Miller site on the Lower Bristol Road on 19th February.

Although the store is virtually finished and even has food and goods going on the shelves they will not be able to open on that date through no fault of their own.

Lidl had arranged as far back as last August for BT to carry out works to move one of their connection boxes that form part of the new entrance to the car park and even paid in advance for the work to be carried out.

BT for their part arrived on site last week after the intervention of the Council in assisting Lidl who could not get commitment from BT when they we going to carry out the required work.

BT state that the work could take 3 more weeks and that is what the delay is. We are sure that BT knew that the works would take this long when they were first approached by Lidl and if so why have they failed to organise themselves to meet their obligations.

It seems ironic that it is the same BT that delayed the opening of the new Sainsbury's store in Keynsham not so long ago.

We await the apology from BT to all our local residents who have waited so long for this store to open but this is with baited breath.

As to the date of the opening of Lidl we will keep residents informed.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Planning applications Twerton

We have the unusual position of having three planning applications submitted to let you know about.

1) R N I D Poolemead Centre Watery Lane Twerton Bath

application ref number 14/05354/FUL

Erection of double hipped lean-to style front conservatory and raised terrace following the demolition of existing porch

2) 59 Highland Road Twerton Bath Bath

application reference number 15/00317/TCA

06GA - Cherry - Fell to ground level

3) Land Adjoining Old Methodist Church High Street Twerton Bath

application reference number 15/00319/FUL

Erection of 4 no. one bedroom flats, 1 no. live work unit and alterations to parking and landscaping on land adjoining former church, Twerton High Street.

If you want to make a comment or tom view these applications please follow the links on the application numbers

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Love is in your DNA - DNA arts event Saturday 14th February

A Valentine's themed community event is being organised on Saturday 14th February, the event is planned to run from 10am - 3pm. It will be using the grassed area in front of numbers 3 and 4 Waterloo Buildings as a base and visiting local partners throughout the day - including Gemini Hair Salon, The Cutting Room, Twerton Chippy, The Old Crown Pub and Bakers of Bath.

Alongside the Desperate Men and 2 other local workshop facilitators we will be providing arts workshops at our base creating tokens of love that participants can take to their special person, or to a place they love in Twerton.

Bridgewater arts are running the event partnering with Bakers of Bath during their 80th year alongside other local businesses for the event. The event aims to engage families in Twerton with the arts and Twerton's community assets. Bakers of Bath will be making and supplying gingerbread heart biscuits for participants to decorate


Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Protecting our open spaces

B&NES are currently working on the Placemaking Plan (part two of the new B&NES Local Plan).  The Council recently published the Options document for consultation and is intending to publish the Draft Plan in September 2015.

Gerry & Tim at Innox Park

In terms of the Placemaking Plan there is an opportunity for Parish/Town councils and for resident associations in Bath to identify green areas of particular importance to them for special protection through designation in the Placemaking Plan. Once designated these open spaces will not be developed except in very special circumstances. Local Green Space Designations need to be in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) criteria set out below.

National policy also states that designation will not be appropriate for most green areas or open space. The designation should only be used:

  *   where the green space is in reasonably close proximity to the community it serves;
  *   where the green area is demonstrably special to a local community and holds a particular local significance, for example because of its beauty, historic significance, recreational value (including as a playing field), tranquillity or richness of its wildlife; and
  *   where the green area concerned is local in character and is not an extensive tract of land

The Liberal Democrat team in the South West of Bath, including Councillors Sharon Ball, Tim Ball, Gerry Curran, Dine Romero and Paul Crossley together with local campaigner Sarah Moore have decided to submit a request that a number of locations are considered within this area, to include The Brickfields, Hillcrest Field, Roundhill and Innox Park.

Please contact us if you feel there are other areas in the community that you would like to be considered as soon as possible as the deadline for this is 25th February 2015.

Are you registered to vote

You need to register in order to be able to vote in elections and referendums. If you aren't registered to vote, you won't have the chance to have a say on who represents you.

Some people also register to vote because they want to apply for credit. This is because credit reference agencies use the electoral register to confirm where someone lives when they apply for credit in order to counteract fraud.

The way you register to vote has changed to Individual Electoral Registration. The new system means:
  • You can now register online at
  • Everyone has become responsible for registering themselves. Under the old system the 'head of every household' could register everyone who lived at their address.
  • You need to provide a few more details to register - including your National Insurance Number and date of birth. This is to make the electoral register more secure.
for more information please go to
The Polling Stations for Twerton Ward are: 

Polling District
Twerton Millennium Village Hall, Landseer Road, Bath BA2 1DX
The Hut, Hinton Close, Bath BA2 1RX
Southside Youth Centre, Kelston View, Bath BA2 1NR

Monday, 9 February 2015

Dominion Road

We have asked the council to chase up the matter of Dogs mess on the path going past Bath City Football Club.

We have asked that the dog warden keep an eye on the area to try yo catch the dog owner involved.

We gave also chased up the cleaning standards of the land from Dominion Road to Freeview Road, and have asked that the sign to Freeview Road is also replaced.