Saturday, 3 December 2011

Child Road Saftey Measures Poolemead Road

Gerry & Tim outside Twerton infants
Earlier this year we moved proposals for improved road safety outside of Twerton infants school.

We are now able to tell you that it is proposed to remove the existing ‘school’ road signing and replace with new ‘children walking to school’ and ‘School’ signs on yellow backing board (so that the signs stand out to motorists). Alongside the signs on the road ‘SLOW’ road markings will be installed.

In addition to this there will be ‘20’ speed roundel installed in Poolemead Road as part of the pilot 20 mph speed limit area when this is implemented early next year.

We are pressing for these works to be carried out as soon as possible.

We are also talking to highways about what other improvements can be made to secure a safer crossing point.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Christmas events in our area

A Christmas Bazaar will be taking place at Southdown Methodist Church The Hollow on the 3rd December 2.30pm where you will be able to meet Father Christmas and buy a few things for Christmas.

Entrance fee 20p children Free.

Also At Southdown Methodist Church is a community Carol Service with Nativity Story on 11th December at 3.30pm followed by Mince Pies.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Hanna Close garage break in

Between Wednesday 9th and Wednesday 23rd November 2011, unknown person(s) gained entry to a secure garage in Hanna Close by cutting off the padlocks and forcing the door lock.  

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Police on 101. Alternatively you could contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.  It is important that you ask for the call to be tagged 'Neighbourhood Watch' and quote Ringmaster Message Bath Number 801.

If you witness a crime in progress or you believe a crime has just occurred please ring 999.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Twerton Burglaries

Between Tuesday 15th and Friday 18th November 2011, unknown person(s) entered a secure shed in the rear garden of a property in Cameley Green, Bath, by forcing open the door.  A pedal cycle was removed from within.  

Between 1530 and 1900 hours on Saturday 19th November 2011, unknown person(s) used a ladder to gain entry to a property in Eleanor Close through a first floor window.  

Between 2100 hours on Saturday 19th and 0830 hours on Sunday 20th November 2011, unknown person(s) entered a secure motor vehicle parked in Cameley Green, by forcing open the door.  The steering column was also damaged.  

If you have any information regarding these incidents please contact the Police on 101. Alternatively you could contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.  It is important that you ask for the call to be tagged 'Neighbourhood Watch' and quote Ringmaster Message Bath Number 782.

If you witness a crime in progress or you believe a crime has just occurred please ring 999.

Garage break in

Between Monday 14th and 1700 hours on Thursday 17th November 2011, unknown person(s) attempted to enter a secure garage in Clyde Gardens, Bath, damaging the door locks.

If you have any information regarding these incidents please contact the Police on 101. Alternatively you could contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.  It is important that you ask for the call to be tagged 'Neighbourhood Watch' and quote Ringmaster Message Bath Number 782.

If you witness a crime in progress or you believe a crime has just occurred please ring 999.

Break in Shaws Way

Between 1500 hours on Monday 7th and 1400 hours on Sunday 20th November 2011, unknown person(s) entered an insecure shed in the rear garden of a property and removed items from within.

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Police on 101. Alternatively you could contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.  It is important that you ask for the call to be tagged 'Neighbourhood Watch' and quote Ringmaster Message Bath Number 788.

If you witness a crime in progress or you believe a crime has just occurred please ring 999.

Distraction burglaries

We would like to take the opportunity to remind people that at this time of year it is customary to see a rise in the number of reported distraction burglaries.  Rogue trader incidents decrease due to the darker days and colder weather, but these criminals then commit distraction burglaries taking advantage of the elderly and vulnerable in their own homes.  

Bath & North East Somerset has experienced very low levels of distraction burglary over the last couple of years, but neighbouring areas have recently had some crimes of this type.   'Water' related excuses are still the most common way to gain entry into people's homes.

Please be extra vigilant on behalf of elderly/vulnerable neighbours and do not hesitate to call the Police if you are suspicious of any door to door callers.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Help stamp out scams

Shoppers are being urged by Bath & North East Somerset Council to help tackle scams and counterfeit goods by filling in a survey which could win them £25.

The Council is supporting National Consumer Week and encouraging people to complete a survey to share their experiences and attitudes towards scams with the Trading Standards Institute.

Anyone who completes the survey at www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/events/ncw2011-survey.cfm by Monday 7 November will be entered into a prize draw to win a £25 M&S voucher.

The Trading Standards Institute is focusing on sporting fakes and scams during its National Consumer Week, from 21 to 25 November, with the message “Good Sports Don't Fake It!”

“Bath & North East Somerset Council is supporting the National Consumer Week campaign against fake sports goods and bogus ticket sellers in the interests of our residents, visitors and legitimate traders.
 
“Far from being a ‘victimless’ crime, the sale of counterfeit goods undermines genuine, high street retailers and costs local jobs, not to mention the poor consumers who get ripped off by the tickets that seem too good to be true.

“We hope members of the public will complete the Trading Standards Institute’s survey to help clamp down on scammers and maybe even win a prize – it’s probably the only time you could get something good out of an experience with scams.”

Bath & North East Somerset Council is also working with local sports shops, universities, colleges and sports clubs/associations district-wide to publicise the anti-counterfeiting message.

Twerton PACT

The next Twerton PACT meeting will take place at the newly refurbished Southside Centre Kelston View at 7pm on 12th December.

This is your chance to have a say in what is going on in your community and what you would like to see happening.

It is also a chance to debate with the Police and local Councillors issues of concern.

We hope to see you there.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Where are you going Bonfire Night

We are all going along to support Bath City Farm on Saturday 5th November between 7pm & 9pm to watch to fire work display at the recreation ground from the best vantage point in Bath.

The Farm is putting on a huge Bonfire and a Barbecue.

Why not come and join us and have fun at the Farm.


http://www.bathcityfarm.org.uk/component/content/article/16-latest-news/35-latestnews3-run.html

Halloween relatively quite in Twerton

It seems that Halloween passed off relatively quiet in Twerton this year.

We have not received any complaints about eggs or flour being thrown this year in the Twerton area.

The Police have confirmed that they have not received any complaints so far from the residents of Twerton.

We are pleased that the young people of Twerton have taken Halloween in the spirit ( excuse the pun ) for what it is meant to be fun for all and not intimidation of the vulnerable.

Having said the above if any of you reading this has a different recollection of Halloween then please let the Police or us know.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Car Crime Shaws Way

Between Thursday 27th and Monday 31st October 2011, unknown person(s) damaged the wing mirror of a motor vehicle during an attempt to remove the wing mirror.  

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Police on 101. Alternatively you could contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.  It is important that you ask for the call to be tagged 'Neighbourhood Watch' and quote Ringmaster Message Bath Number 714.

If you witness a crime in progress or you believe a crime has just occurred please ring 999.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Bond Court Twerton

The new Bond Court is now open and being lived in.

The buildings are named after Mr Mrs Bond who established the store on  Newton Road soon after the Redland Park estate was built in the 70's.

Friday, 28 October 2011

National youth work week 31st Oct to 6th November at Southside youth centre.

Bath & North East Somerset Council is celebrating Youth Work  Week 31st October to 6th November by providing a range of positive activities district-wide in the youth hubs and via the mobile youth bus.  

All programmes are open to young people aged 13 to 19 years and are free of charge or very low cost. Young people are encouraged to pop in and check out what is going on in their particular part of Bath and North East Somerset. 

 Work to produce a collage of photos and press cuttings showing how the work  has contributed to the community over the years leading up until now   

During the week we will have the work on show 

Young Men's Sexual Health workshop Monday 4.30 – 6.30 p.m. 

Young Parents Group Tuesday 1 – 3 p.m. 

Roundhill (closed group) sports, cooking and community relationship Tuesday 4.30 – 6.30p.m. 

Girls Project Tuesday 7 – 9 p.m. 

Employment Club (interview techniques etc.) Wednesday 1 – 3 p.m. 

Cooking Club Wednesday 4.30-6.30p.m.  

Fun Day – pumpkin carving, sports, arts project  Friday 11a.m. – 5 p.m. 

DJ'ing workshop Friday 7 – 9 p.m. Arts and Gardening club Saturday 2 – 4 p.m. 

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Pupil Premium to help our local Schools

The new pupil premium that was introduced by the Liberal Democrats in Government will benefit Twerton Schools by over £75,000.

This is a welcome boost to our local area and will ensure that our two local schools are able to deliver the best for the children in our area.

Twerton infant School will receive and extra £34,160, whilst St Michaels Junior School will receive and extra  £38,064.

Our local Schools have made great strides in the last few years and this extra money that is now available will help them to maintain the progress that has been made so far.

At secondary school level Other schools that our Children go to receive,

Hayesfield - £50,264
Culverhay - £26,840
Ralph Allen - £40,992
St Marks - £23,912
Beechan Cliff - £26,840
Oldfield School - £17,568
 

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

NEW NON-EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER

From Monday 19th September 2011, 101 will be the non-emergency telephone number to use to contact Avon and Somerset Police and other Police Forces in the south west.  101 will replace the existing 0845 456 7000 non-emergency telephone number, although there will be a period when both numbers will be available.  This is part of a national programme to make it easier for you to contact your local Police.

Calls to 101 from landlines and mobile telephones will cost 15p per call, irrespective of how long that call may last or what time of day you call.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Twerton Community Residents association

Twerton community residents association

A new residents association for the residents of Twerton is being set up and is currently looking for new members.

It has great plans for our area including a community festival to be run in Innox Park next June celebrating the Queens Golden Jubilee.

The New Group Chair is Alison Comley 9 Springfield Close Twerton and she can be contacted on 07952786701.

As well as looking for new members which is free by the way for Twerton Residents, they are looking to fill a few committee posts as well.

Interested in finding out more then contact Alison for a chat.

British Summer Time ends: clocks go back but not this weekend

Some of you will be looking to change the clocks tonight but don't it is next weekend.

The clocks will go back by one hour at 2.00 am on Sunday 30 October. Rather than 2.00 am, the clocks will go back to 1.00 am as British Summer Time ends for another year.

British Summer Time (BST) starts each year on the last Sunday in March and ends on the last Sunday in October. On Sunday 27 March the clocks will go forward, meaning we lose an hour. British Summer Time is due to end this year on 30 October.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Community Play Ranger sessions at Southside Community Hub

The community play rangers are at Southside Community Hub on a Wednesday between 3.30 & 5pm.
It is important for children to be able to play outdoors freely, actively and imaginatively, able to take risks and be challenged.

Community Play Rangers are qualified play workers, trained and police checked.

Community Play Rangers are there to manage risks and enable children and young people to make the most of their leisure time and have fun by supervising and supporting children in their play.

Children attending CPR Sessions are asked to give Basic information including Name, Age, Contact Telephone number (in case of accident) and to tell playworkers if they have any additional needs including allergies or medical conditions.
 
Children are free to come and go as they please.
 
For further information about Community Play Rangers working in other areas of Bath and North Easte Somerset, please go to: www.playrangers.net
 

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Half-Term Fun at Bath City Farm

Bath City Farm are holding a Juicing, Bobbing and Pumpkin carving activity on Tuesday 25th October 11am till 3pm.

Along with this they will be launching their latest developments 'The Crater' an new outdoor performance area and also 'The Fort' the new toddler play space.

You can find out more at there web site: http://www.bathcityfarm.org.uk/

Somer Kitchen & Bathroom Problems

Somer Housing have parted company with their contractor who was carrying out works on Kitchen & Bathrooms in The Twerton & Whiteway area.

If you have a problem with works that have not been completed and need urgent attention then Somer have issued the following dedicated hotline & email address for residents to contact them. This is 01225 366096 or email assett_management@somer.org.uk

New Community Funding avaialable

We are again this year looking at funding for small projects in Twerton that will help the Twerton Community due to grants being available through Bath & North East Somerset Council.

We have a small budget that may help community groups run projects in the Twerton area that benefit the residents of Twerton.

If you have a project that you feel that we may be able to consider then please let us know?

Some groups have already contacted us and we are already considering 5 bids so please hurry as we will be making our decisions as to what we are able to fund at the end of November.

please contact us as soon as possible.

Tim & Gerry

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Help the Police Car Crime in Twerton

At approximately 0750 hours on Tuesday 18th October 2011, an unknown male gained entry to a motor vehicle parked in Poolemead Road, Bath, by smashing a window and removed an item from within.  

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Police on 101. Alternatively you could contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.  It is important that you ask for the call to be tagged 'Neighbourhood Watch' and quote Ringmaster Message Bath Number 673.

If you witness a crime in progress or you believe a crime has just occurred please ring 999.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Sponsored Academy agreed for Culverhay

The Government have approved a proposal for Culverhay School to become a Sponsored Academy. The news follows Bath & North East Somerset Council cancelling the closure notice for the school, deciding that there should be co-education provision on the site, and supporting the desire of the Governing Body of Culverhay to become an Academy.

Cabot Learning Federation had already been selected by the Council and the School Governors as the Academy sponsor to bring expertise to raise standards and enable Culverhay to share in services, training and support in a more cost-effective way.

The Cabot Learning Federation has a successful local network of academies in Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire. Culverhay will be paired with one of the Federation’s schools which has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED.


Twerton Councillor Gerry Curran who is Chair of Governors, said, "I am delighted by the Minister's announcement. Culverhay has been working closely with the Cabot Learning Federation this year on our development priorities and we have already agreed with the Federation to continue this support in 2011/12. We have already benefited significantly from the Federation's expertise and track record in transforming standards. I am confident that with the Federation as our sponsor, we can achieve our long held aspiration to become an outstanding co-educational school for the local community."

Parking Restrictions at Woodhouse Road

Newton Road Woodhouse rd Junction
In order to keep the roads safe new parking restrictions have been put in place on Woodhouse Road at its Junction with Nerwton Road.

New Yellow Lines have been introduced to eliminate the dangerous parking on the corners of these roads and hopefully avoid a nasty accident.

Don't Park on School Road Markings

one of the new signs outside St Michael's Junior
After a long time of seeing parking on School hatched parking areas Bath & North East Somerset have now made it an offense to park on these areas.

If you are now caught even pulling up on these areas between the hours of 8am to 8pm you risk getting a hefty fine.

It is good to remember that these marking are put down for the safety of young Children and cars pulling up or parking on them put their safety at risk.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Day Cressent reverts back to one way

The Temporary two way traffic on Day Crescent has reverted back to one way traffic now that the building works on the new houses at Pennyquick View are nearing completion.

Residents and visitors are reminded that this road is still a 20mph speed limit and we will be asking for the signs to be updated as one has been removed.

Street Name Replacement asked for

We have asked for the Street name plate directing people to Freeview Road from Dominion Road is replaced.

As it can be clearly seen the current Street name plate is at ground level and some of the letters are missing.

We hope that it will not take very long for this to be replaced.

Boolards repaired on Twerton High Street

replaced bollard
The bollards that were knocked out on the corner of High Street & Dominion Road have been replaced after pressure from you local councillors.

We hope that now the bollards are back in place there will not be the parking on the footpath that has cracked so many paving stones over the past few months.

New Parking Restrictions in Place

looking up by the side of Cleeve Court
New Parking restrictions have been put in place at Cleeve Green & Newton Road after requests from Tim & Gerry.

New yellow lines have been put in place on the corners of the road Junctions with Newton Road and further up opposite Cleeve Court.

looking across to Cleeve Court.
We would hope that this would make these Junctions safer for Children when they are going to School, also introduced further up is bollards to stop coaches and lorries damaging the grassed area.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Culverhay set to become an Academy

Bath & North East Somerset Council have taken a huge step in securing the Future of Culverhay School by revoking the Closure notice that was moved by the previous Conservative administration.

The revocation motion was moved by Liberal Democrat Cabinet member for Children's Services Nathan Hartley, and was carried by seven votes to nil at the Council Cabinet meeting on 13th October 2011.

It was interesting to hear from the Conservative opposition group that seem to have done a complete U Turn and are now supporting the retention of Culverhay School as an Academy ( It is a shame that they put the area through so much pain and wasted so much public money first).


We now await the Confirmation from the Government that Culverhay will be granted Academy Status.

We understand that the Cabot Academy Which is the Schools preferred option to run the School plans an intake of Girls as early as September 2012 subject to the Academy being approved.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Car Park done at last

Work being don this morning
We are pleased to see Somer Housing have at last resurfaced the car park at Naish House on Shaws way that I asked to be done over six months ago.

Although disappointed that it has taken so long to get this car park resurfaced I am pleased that the work has at last been done.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Twerton infants new frontage open

We were both pleased to be able to attend the opening of the new frontage of Twerton infant school.

The new mosaics made by the Children that Welcome people to the School took months to make and are a credit to the Children and the Staff.

The new frontage makes the School a welcoming place for visitors children and parents alike.

Well done to all at the School this is fantastic.

Twerton Pact

The next Twerton Pact meeting will take place on 15th June at Twerton Village Hall Landseer Rd at 7pm on 15th June.

These Pact meetings are a chance for residents to have a say on what goes on in the community and to work with local Councillors and the Police to resolve issues of concern.

Both Twerton Councillors will be at this meeting but may arrive late due to other council commitments.

New council in Liberal Democrat hands

The liberal Democrats have taken control of Bath & North East Somerset Council.

one of the first things carried out by the new council was to pledge to reverse the decision to close Culverhay School that was started by the previous conservative administration, this work is well underway.

Both Twerton Councillors Tim Ball & Gerry Curran have senior positions in the new administration with Tim Ball taking on the cabinet role of Homes & planning with Gerry Curran becoming Chair of the Development Control Committee.

We will keep residents updated on this web site about developments with Culverhay.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Can you help the Police

The Brow, Bath.

At approximately 2230 hours on Thursday 28th April 2011, unknown person(s) damaged a motor vehicle parked on the side of the road by snapping off a wing mirror. 

Poolemead Road, Bath.

Between 2145 hours on Friday 29th and 0630 hours on Saturday 30th April 2011, unknown person(s) entered a Flat by unknown means and removed property from within.

If you have any information regarding these incidents please contact the Police on 0845 456 7000. Alternatively you could contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. 

It is important that you ask for the call to be tagged 'Neighbourhood Watch' and quote Ringmaster Message Bath Number 120.

If you witness a crime in progress or you believe a crime has just occurred please ring 999.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Election result for Twerton Ward 5th May 2011

Tim Ball Liberal Democrats 757 33% Elected
Gerry Curran Liberal Democrats 525 23% Elected
Steve Cope Labour Party 254 11% Not elected
John Palmer Conservative Party 234 10% Not elected
Sanjeev Chaddha Labour Party 220 10% Not elected
Gay Tulyholowycz Conservative Party 153 7% Not elected
Justin Lee-Gammage Green Party 150 7% Not elected


































Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Litter Bin Cleeve Green



We have asked that this litter bin is emptied and the mess around it cleaned up ASAP.

We would like to know who is dumping here if you know then please contact us.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Love your museum weekend at the Roman Baths and Regally Framed at the Fashion Museum

Over the Royal Wedding Bank Holiday weekend, Bath & North East Somerset Council’s museums are hosting a number of fun activities everyone.

The Roman Baths is hosting a ‘Love your museum weekend’ as part of its campaign to gain the 2011 Art Fund Prize, the most prestigious award in the museum world. The Roman Baths are already on the long list which was announced in February.

The purpose of The Art Fund Prize is to recognise and stimulate originality and excellence in museums and galleries in the UK, and increase public appreciation and enjoyment of all they have to offer. A single award of £100,000 is presented to a museum or gallery whose entry, in the opinion of the judges, best meets the Prize criteria. For this special weekend activities include the chance to find out if you are Roman Citizen or a Barbarian. Create a laurel wreath, meet Roman characters at the Roman Baths and also make a majestic picture frame at the Fashion Museum.
Activities are listed below:

Roman Baths – Love your museum weekend, activities run Friday 29 April to Monday 2 May:  10.00-1.00 & 2.00-4.00

Bank holiday activities for all:  meet costumed characters, make a laurel wreath & Are you a Roman Citizen?  Put your home onto our map to find out!
Free to local resident Discovery Card holders and Season ticket holders, otherwise normal admission prices apply

 Fashion Museum – Regally framed, family drop-in. Sunday 1 and Monday 2 May: 10.30-12.30 & 1.30-3.30

 A special display to celebrate the Royal wedding showcases some of the finest wedding dresses from the Fashion Museum collection.  Our family drop-in activity is to create a majestic and regal picture frame inspired by the Royal Wedding celebrations and our special exhibition.  

 Free to local resident Discovery Card holders, Season ticket holders and National Trust members, otherwise normal admission prices apply.

 More details: www.fashionmuseum.co.uk and www.romanbaths.co.uk

New Mini Recycling Centre – The Parade, High Street, Twerton


Somer Housing are planning to arrange for B&NES to install a Mini Recycling Centre (MRC), for residents living in the flats at The Parade. Wheelie bins will be provided in a fixed frame, in the car park area next to the garages.

The current situation involves the B&NES recycling contractor, May Gurney, collecting the individual recycling boxes from outside of the flats. 
 
Following Health & Safety issues with the collection crews travelling down the stairs with full recycling boxes, Somer now feel it would be more beneficial to provide residents at The Parade with a Mini Recycling Centre.

This would involve residents taking their recycling down to this area and depositing this in the appropriate recycling bin. There would no longer be a recycling box collection or a blue bag collection for cardboard, meaning residents would not have to store recycling in their flats until collection day.

We have expressed some concern to Somer about the security of the recycling area and are insisting that the bins are secured in this area. 

Somer are writing to all residents this week and if supported they will arrange installation by the end of June.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Bath City Farm Fun Day

Rubber slide
We both spent time at Bath City Farm yesterday at the Children's Fun Day. It was good to see that nearly 200 people turned up and had a wonderful time.

The event organised by Bath area Play Project and the Play rangers was a great success which every one seemed to enjoy.

Children were also able to visit the animals at the farm and partake in a free Barbecue thanks to donations by local traders.

It has to be many thanks to the volunteers that give up their time to make such an event possible.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Highland Road Railings

Damaged railings not repaired
Sort these out please

We have again chased Somer Housing to get the railings repaired that protect the Car Park at Highland Road.

It is quite a while ago that we reported these and have told Somer that we are unhappy with their response.

Hedge Needs to be Cut Back

Hard to get past Hedge
Cut Me Please

We have again chased Somer Housing with regards to the hedge at Dominion Road on the footpath to Freeview Road.

Somer have recently let the property to a new tenant but no action was taken by Somer to deal with the hedge, We have now asked that they urgently deal with this problem.

New Litter bin requested

Worn out bin Cleeve Green
Please Change me I'm broke

We have asked for a new litter bin to be installed at Cleeve Green as the current one is no longer fit for purpose.

We would hope that the new bin would be in place shortly.

Mess left after collection Day

Highland Road this morning
Please clean up

We have asked that the council return to Highland Road and clear up the mess that was left after the recycling team had visited yesterday.

The mess that was left behind is not acceptable in any way and we have asked that the service is monitored.

Furniture dumped in Childrens play ground


We have asked the council to remove the furniture that was dumped in the children's play ground at Innox Park.

We are concerned that older youths will set this alight as they have in recent years.

If you know who dumped these please let us know.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Wedgewood Road Bus Stop

A Water leak occurred near this bus stop nearly 4 weeks ago the repair was made but the ground has not be reinstated properly nor the signs removed.

We have asked the council to ensure that this area is reinstated As soon as possible.

Mini Play Day & Easter Egg Hunt

This Wednesday there will be a Mini Play day and Easter Egg Hunt held at Bath City farm from 12noon till 3pm

This event is organised by the Play Rangers in the area.

Why not give the kids a break and take them to the City Farm this Wednesday at Kelston View in Twerton.

http://www.bathcityfarm.org.uk/

Turtle Toy Library

The Twerton Ultimate Radical Toy Lending Experience is open to any family in B&NES with children under 16 years of age. It is also open to groups which work with children e.g. nurseries, pre-schools and out of school clubs. We are also linked with the Bath Childminding Network who use the Library and the Hut twice a month to meet.

Turtle Toy Library at the Hut- Opening Dates 2010/2011
Turtle Toy Library will be open at The Hut every other Saturday of each month from 10am – 12 noon. Sessions will take place on the following dates:
2011
Apr 23rd
May 7th/21st
June 4th/18th
July 2nd/16th/30th

The Childminding Network meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month and people may choose to return toys and equipment on those days if it is easier.

The Toy Library has a Development Worker - Val Rowlands who monitors toy usage, maintains toys and equipment and where parents want suggestions for child development or other reasons, she is able to suggest items that may be suitable. The toy library has a large range of toys and equipment which is all catalogued and numbered with a system of borrowing like in a book library.

Members joining TURTLE, are issued with a membership card and then can borrow 2 toys per child for up to a month.
There are baby toys, pre-school toys, dressing up clothes, pop up tents, board games, construction sets including lego, k’nex, a go-kart, camping equipment, skateboard ramps, musical instruments, story bags and even a karaoke machine.

NEW ELECTRONIC CATALOGUE!

 Want to know more follow link above

Spate of Crimes cause concern

Tanners Walk, Bath.

Between Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th April 2011, unknown person(s) removed lead from the porch roofs of two properties.

Long Valley Road, Bath.

Between 0400 and 0430 hours on Friday 15th April 2011, unknown person(s) damaged the window of a property.

Eleanor Close, Bath.

At approximately 1800 hours on Friday 15th April 2011, unknown person(s) smashed a number of panes of glass in a greenhouse.

West Close, Bath.


At approximately 2230 hours on Sunday 17th April 2011, unknown person(s) smashed the window of a motor vehicle and removed items from within.

If you have any information regarding these incidents please contact the Police on 0845 456 7000. Alternatively you could contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

If you witness a crime in progress or you believe a crime has just occurred please ring 999.

If you have information about any crime, phone the police on 0845 456 7000 or you can call anonymously to the independent charity CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111.  For general information about Neighbourhood Watch nationally see the www.ourwatch.org.uk website.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Lidl Latest

The latest update in the Saga about the probability of Lidl taking over the former Herman Miller Site.

The Council tell us that the planning permission will be granted once the legal agreements for improvements to such items as highway improvements are signed by the developer.

This has been going on for nearly four years now and I am looking forward to seeing this site cleared up and a new supermarket and associated shops on site.

Many local people have been telling us that they would welcome a Lidl on this site and we hope that this time it will become a reality.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

West Close Motorcycle theft

Between 2100 hours on Saturday 9th and 0700 hours on Sunday 10th April 2011, unknown person(s) removed a motor cycle parked on the driveway of a property.

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Police on 0845 456 7000. Alternatively you could contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.



If you witness a crime in progress or you believe a crime has just occurred please ring 999.

If you have information about any crime, phone the police on 0845 456 7000 or you can call anonymously to the independent charity CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111.  For general information about Neighbourhood Watch nationally see the www.ourwatch.org.uk website.

Please do not Park on the Path

Why do some people always think that the law does not apply to them and then carry on regardless.

This car has been constantly been seen parking on the path all evening and at weekends at the end of the Parade Twerton High Street.

It is not that there is not a parking space in sight as there are plenty available, we have reported this vehicle to the Police and asked that they deal with the individual.

We have to constantly have the paving slabs replaced in this part of the High Street due to vehicles driving on them, so hopefully the message will get out.

New Garden plots available at Bath City Farm

Bath City Farm have new garden plots available for hire.

If you only have a small garden or want to do something a bit more then why not give it a go by renting a spot at the city farm and join the growing band of people that grow their own food.

follow this link for more details http://www.bathcityfarm.org.uk/component/content/article/16-latest-news/36-latestnews4-allotments.html

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

grow it cook it share it launch

Bath City Farm put on a special day that many children as well as Adults seemed to enjoy. The Launch of the grow it cook it share it day was made all the more special by the sight of Shire Horses pulling an old fashioned plough on new allotment areas that are being created.

The whole farm area has been spruced up with new fences and is now quite spectacular.

A Message from Avon & Somerset Police


The price of scrap metal has continued to rise and because of this we are experiencing a significant rise in the number of reported crimes of metal theft, particularly lead and copper.

Where possible please consider any metals on your property and take any measures available to you to prevent them being stolen.  Prevention measures could include better perimeter security, removing easy access and any climbing aids to roofs, securing ladders away and increasing visibility to the area.  There are alternatives to lead that can be used with the correct planning permission if a listed building and metals can be property marked with forensic security marking solutions.

If you require more information please contact your local Crime Reduction Advisor on 0845 456 7000 and also visit our website www.avonandsomerset.police.uk.


If you have any information regarding these incidents please contact the Police on 0845 456 7000. Alternatively you could contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Pedestrian Crossing Newton Road

We have received the report concerning the petition for a pedestrian crossing on Newton Road. We are disappointed that the Conservative executive member has decided not to install a crossing at this moment in time but we are encouraged that some action is being taken.

The report is below.

The reduction in accident statistics on Newton Road immediately surrounding the school suggests the Safer Routes to School funded engineering has been successful in reducing speeds, raising awareness of children crossing and therefore reducing child accidents in the immediate vicinity of the school. There is, however, a continuing level of concern about crossing this road, both during the school journey and in use by the wider community where this road is regularly crossed.
 
It is proposed that further investigation into the dangers encountered by school children crossing in this location be undertaken, led by an update in the school travel plan. The Safer Routes to School officer (Jessica Fox-Taylor) has provided online surveys links to engage with pupils, parents, staff, governors and residents local to the school. The Safer Routes to School officer will continue to liase with the school on their progress in updating the travel plan, and ensure any emerging need for a controlled pedestrian crossing in this location is reflected in the list of engineering schemes to be brought forward for future Safer Routes to School capital funding.
Unfortunately the candidate selected for the School Crossing Patrol post has decided not to take up the offer of the job; however Bath and North East Somerset Council will continue to recruit for this post.

New Bus Shelter for High Street


We have made an additional request for a new bus shelter and bus stop to be installed at the Parade Twerton High Street.

Many residents have complained that they get wet when waiting for a bus to go to other parts of Twerton & the Whiteway estate. The new shelter and seat will help many people.

Innox Park

We have asked the Police to increase their patrols in the Innox Park area after receiving reports of youths setting fires in the hedges behind Highland Road.

Last year we had some nasty fires there and we do not want a repeat of them.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Highland Road

Clear this up please

We have again asked for the mess in Highland Road to be cleared up.

The Picture clearly shows the litter that is all over the area and we feel that the council needs to take some action to ensure that the area stays clean.

Litter Bin High Street

    Replace me I'm Broke

We have asked for the litter bin in Twerton High Street outside of the former Marjorie Whimpster Home in Twerton High Street to be replaced as soon as possible.

The bin although it looks serviceable it is broken at its base and needs to be replaced.

Don Foster to open the community project at the RNID

Don Foster MP for Bath will open a community project at the RNID on 20th April 2011 at 2pm. The project involves creating a sensory experience through woodland for the residents and service users of the RNID.  The project is part of the Prince's Trust Team programme run by City of Bristol College. There will be a photo opportunity for all press at the opening ceremony which will be held at RNID Poolemead, Watery Lane, Twerton, Bath BA2 1RN.
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The programme run at RNID is a 12 week personal development programme for 16-25 year olds that encourages and enables them to improve their motivation, confidence and employability skills. Currently, over 70% of participants move from being long term unemployed, often with low skills and self esteem, into full time education, training or employment.

Commenting Don Foster said, “This is a fantastic project that depends on the hard work of the staff, volunteers but also the students. This project is all about drawing out the maximum potential in people. I fully support it and wish everyone at the RNID the best for the future”.

West Avenue, Bath.

Between 0800 hours on Friday 18th March and 1800 hours on Tuesday 5th April 2011, unknown person(s) entered a secure garden shed by forcing open the door and removed a pedal cycle from within. 

If you have any information regarding these incidents please contact the Police on 0845 456 7000. Alternatively you could contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. 

If you witness a crime in progress or you believe a crime has just occurred please ring 999.

If you have information about any crime, phone the police on 0845 456 7000 or you can call anonymously to the independent charity CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111. 

Sunday, 10 April 2011

New Road Marking asked for


We have asked the council to introduce former road makings to the rear of Cleeve Cameley & Pennard Green after a few very close accidents.

The Pictures shows one such area where formal road markings would help.

Lane Cleaned up

The lane that leads from Longhay Close to the Hollow has been cleaned up after we complained about its condition.

The Picture Shows very clearly how bad a state the council had let the lane get into before we got it cleared up.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Election nominations have been validated by the Returning Officer and there are nine candidates standing in Twerton Ward at the election on Thursday, May 5th.

Cllr Tim Ball and Cllr Gerry Curran are your Liberal Democrat candidates for the two places available.

  Tim and Gerry are both committed to listening to, and representing the residents and community of Twerton Ward that includes the lower whiteway area for the next four years.
In the spirit of democracy and local debate we wish the other candidates good luck during the next month. You can read the full list of people nominated on the Council’s Website (Scroll down to Twerton Ward).

Sunday, 3 April 2011

New Bollards in Place


New bollards have been installed on many areas around the greens in Twerton.

These will benefit many of the residents in the area as cars will not be allowed on the grassed areas in Cameley Green Cleeve Green & Pennard Green as children will again be allowed to play safely.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Kelston View, Bath. attempted theft

Between 1630 and 1700 hours on Thursday 30th March 2011, unknown person(s) attempted to remove property from the roof rack of a parked motor vehicle. 

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Police on 0845 456 7000. Alternatively you could contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

If you witness a crime in progress or you believe a crime has just occurred please ring 999.

Twerton Pact 15th June2011

The next Twerton Pact will take place at Twerton Village Hall, Landseer Road, Twerton, Bath

,A Twerton PACT Meeting took place on Wednesday 9th March at St Michaels School.
The following priorities were agreed at that meeting:

1] Dog fouling in Twerton (B&NES)

2] Repair of pavements in Redland Park (B&NES)

3] Formation of Redland Park focus group (B&NES)

The Panel members will work towards resolving these issues and will report back on their actions at the next PACT Meeting which is scheduled for 7pm on Wednesday 15th June 2011 at Twerton Village Hall, Landseer Road.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Make a difference Help Culverhay

below is a message from the Culverhay supporters group

Hi

Just a quick email asking you to do something very small that might make a big difference.......

Please spare 30 seconds to complete a short online survey by clicking this link:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Sirius_Wood_School
Although encouraged by a small victory at the Guildhall this week, we are still very aware that, if the Conservatives retain control of the Council after next month's election, Culverhay will be closed.  If this happens our only hope is to take advantage of national government policy which encourages communities to open schools (called Free Schools - pretty much the same as Academies) as part of their Big Society idea. 

A new co-educational school, called Sirius Wood School, could open on the Culverhay site if we can persuade the government that there is enough demand for this from Bath parents.  So clearly we are especially keen for you to complete the survey if you have young children! Even if you haven't got young children, please complete the survey as we would like to know your views too.

Also we would be very grateful if you could forward this email and the link to anyone in your address book who might support this (especially those with children!)

If you want to know more about this proposal, visit www.siriuswoodschool.co.uk

Many thanks, in anticipation

Sean Turner

Fence at Shaws Way

We have asked for the Fence at Shaws Way that separates it from the New Estate that has become broken in several areas to be repaired as soon as possible

Friday, 25 March 2011

Highland Road

We have asked for the railings at Highland road as pictured to be repaired they are currently very dangerous.

We would hope that this work would be carried out as soon as possible.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Lead Stollen from Garage roof

Sheridan Road, Bath.

Between 1900 hours on Tuesday 22nd and 0730 hours on Wednesday 23rd March 2011, unknown person(s) removed a quantity of lead flashing from the roof a garage.

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Police on 0845 456 7000.

Alternatively you could contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

If you witness a crime in progress or you believe a crime has just occurred please ring 999.

Friday, 18 March 2011

PHONE MAST REFUSSED

The Vodafone application for a new mast at Poolemead Road was turned down by the planning committee this week.

The application was refused by 11 votes in favor of refusal to 1 against on a motion by Twerton Councillor Gerry Curran.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Letter to Councillors from Chief Superintendent Gary Davies March 2011


The crime year is coming to an end and next month I will give you an overview of the levels of crime that we have suffered in our community. It is generally good news with crime down overall compared to the previous year. I am also pleased that our detection rates are continuing to improve. It is very pleasing to see house burglaries down by a significant amount.

Some smart police work and invaluable local knowledge helped us catch a man who tried to entice two young women into his car on the same night in Combe Down, Bath in April 2010. We identified a suspect from CCTV pictures at the local petrol station and then one of our PCSO’s recognised the man as someone he’d been to school with – but couldn’t remember his name. After some discreet inquiries we quickly found out and detectives arrested him at home in Radstock. At Bristol Crown Court, Shaun Watts admitted attempted kidnap and was jailed for four years. The judge told him that he was danger to the public and young women in particular.

We’ve been out on patrol with a specially-trained police dog giving pubs and clubs in the City Centre a health and safety check-up. Last Friday night we were joined by the Avon Fire and Rescue Service and BANES Council’s Licensing Officer, for a monthly operation to ensure that premises comply with licensing laws and to check that fire exits were not obstructed or premises overcrowded. The dog provides the facility to search the premises for signs of drugs which helps us understand where some of our problem premises might be. It’s a regular high-profile exercise that sends the message that the authorities are vigilant about keeping people safe – and shows again how we won’t tolerate drug-taking.

Often at this time of the year we see an increase in the theft of tools and equipment from garden sheds. So we will be circulating crime prevention messages to try to alert people to the heightened risk.
Our Community Safety Team and Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator have been reminding householders, particularly the elderly, not to be taken in by companies making ‘cold calls’ over the telephone and on the doorstep. It follows a number of complaints in the past week to Police about the practice in Bath, Priston and Midsomer Norton.

Our advice, always, is that you should never buy goods or services on the doorstep or over the phone from someone who you don't know or is not recommended to you. You should never give personal details over the phone to anyone you don't know - and definitely never give your bank details.

Litter bin removed

We have asked fir the litter bin that has been removed by the bus stop at Walwyn Close to be replaced as soon as possible.

The bin went missing over the weekend without any warning and we want it back as soon as possible.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Lorry parking by School must stop

A Nisa lorry was parked in the bus bay by St Michaels Junior School Newton Road Twerton at 8.45 this morning.

The Lorry was causing disruption to the flow of traffic and is a danger to School Children.

The Number 5 Bus was not able to pull up at the Bus stop causing a. Further danger.

We asked The Police & The Council to take some action to get this stopped.

Monday, 28 February 2011

New Bollards For Cameley Green

We have just heard back from Somer Housing that they are at long last going to put the New Bollards in place on the paths at Cameley Green.

The Bollards will be put in after all of the residents of the are have been written to and informed of what is happening.

The Bollards we understand have arrived and after the notification period will be put in.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Twerton Pact Meeting 9th March 2011

The Next Twerton Pact meeting takes place on 9 March 2011 at 7:00 PM
at St Michael's School, Newton Road.
please come along and have your voice heard.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Pot Holes & Road signs

We have again asked the council to repair the depression outside 35 Cameley Green.

We have told the council that we consider that this is dangerous and in need of urgent repair.

We have also again reminded them of the need to replace the road sign behind 78 Cameley green.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Litter bins

We Have asked that the council replace the litter bin that has been removed from the top of the field opposite 36 Kelston View.

We are not sure why this bin has been removed but have asked that it is replaced as soon as possible.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Bus Stop Twerton High Street

We have asked the Council to look at putting a new seat in by the Bus Stop at The Parade Twerton High Street.

Many Elderly residents use the bus from this point and a seat would be a great help.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Letter to Councillors from Chief Superintendent Gary Davies Feb 2011


I have always held the view that drug dealers are parasites feeding on our young and some recent examples have done nothing to deter that view. We are working hard behind the scenes to stop drug dealers from taking a foot hold in our City and towns. This is important work and I am determined to commit as much resource as I can afford to enable us to have the greatest impact, whether that is in catching people in possession of drugs, dealing or removing the assets they have gained from their previous endeavours.

An excellent example emerged last week following a police operation when a raid on a house resulted in the recovery of a significant amount of very pure cocaine, together with chemicals to be used to dilute the existing batch. Clearly this was destined for our streets. As this person has significant assets we will now look to recovery as much as we can from him, including his large house. Our work will continue with pace!

I was delighted to see two of my officers, Jon Bevan and Clive Summerhill receiving bravery awards at our Headquarters for their spontaneous actions in diving into the river in Bath to save a drowning man. Much is talked about in these circumstances about Health and Safety, but that was far from their minds. Their instinctive duty to save life by putting themselves at risk brings great credit upon them. It was a pleasure to be present at the award ceremony and meet their families who must have been very proud.

We have taken the decision to change our arrangements at Keynsham Police station in respect of the front office. We have had a member of staff sitting in the front office to deal with customers. Over the years the number of people using the facility has dropped off considerably to the point that on some days only five or six people come in throughout the whole day. Clearly this is not sustainable and so at the beginning of March we will adopt a new system of appointments only.

We have discussed the issue with a range of key people in the community and there appears to be a sensible and mature understanding of the situation. There is no change to the levels of policing at Keynsham or the numbers of police based there.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Fire Brigade launch recruitment campaign in Bath

Fire Brigade launch recruitment campaign in Bath

Avon Fire & Rescue Service is launching a recruitment campaign for retained firefighters in Bath.

If this is of interest to you then please follow the link to see what is on offer and how it may or may not suite you. http://www.avonfire.gov.uk/Avon/Recruitment/

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Trees to be felled at Dominion Road

We have just one planning application in Twerton this week and the is to fell and remove two conifer trees at 28 dominion Road Twerton.

The  App Reference number is 11/00479/TCA

The applicant is Western Challenge Housing Assc 3 Vincent Court 89-93 Soundwell Road Bristol. and the Agent: is Enviro Plant Two Acres Baybridge Lane Owslebury Winchester Hampshire SO21 1JN
BS16 4QR

If you want to comment on or view the application then follow this link. ://planning.bathnes.gov.uk/PublicAccess/tdc/DcApplication/application_detailview.aspx?caseno=LG3H4QCT0KG00

Time Bank Plus


At a time of economic uncertainty, the contribution of TB+ is particularly important - by making people feel valued and useful members of society; helping people to develop new or existing skills; providing services in the community; fostering a spirit of mutual help and support. The scheme is that you help a neighbour, and then, when you need it, a neighbour (most likely, a different one) will help you.

No money is involved, just ‘time credits`. For every hour you spend helping someone, you earn a time credit. With these you can “buy” the help you need. Getting involved helps you to get things done, to build up your own confidence and skills. 

It helps you to get out of the house and make more friends and lead a fuller life. It’s one way in which you can make a big difference to your friends and neighbours, and, because of this, you become an important part of your community and make your community a healthier, happier place.

Current activities include: gardening, DIY, companionship, food co-op, driving, escorting to appointments, art, cookery, music, creative writing classes and book club. We offer CV advice and opportunities for IT and Office skills training. This can change at any time dependant on the skills available from current volunteers.

New initiatives include Mentoring at Culverhay School and Knit and Natter at Rose Cottage which has several new members with special needs.

get in touch 86 High Street Twerton BATH BA2 1DE

Tel. 01225 442813


The Roman Baths Museum has been long-listed for a Major Award

The Roman Baths Museum has been long-listed for the Art Fund Prize for Museums and Galleries 2011. The winning museum or gallery receives £100,000, as well as the prestige and profile that comes from winning the UKs leading prize from museums.

The Prize is sponsored by the Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for art. They provide money to museums and galleries to buy and show art, and offer many ways of enjoying it through their membership scheme and events. They are independent of government and funded by their 80,000 members.

Four of the 10 in the long-list will go through to the next round, announced on 19 May. The winner will be revealed at a ceremony at Tate Britain on 15 June. Michael Portillo is chairing the independent panel of judges.

The public can now vote for their favourite long-listed institution here: http://www.artfundprize.org.uk/  Please do vote for your museum

The Royal Wedding how to organize a street Party and stay within the law

 Bath & North East Somerset Council have produced an online guide to the Royal Wedding street Parties.

The online guidance brings together all the information needed to organise a local street party, such as advice on how to get a residential street closed to traffic and reassurance that event licences and complex risk assessments are not needed for small, community events.

The Council has also announced that road closure fees for Royal Wedding street parties are to be waived.
Have a look at the Royal wedding Guide Here http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/business/LicencesStreetTrading/Pages/RoyalWeddingLicensingAdvice.aspx

‘Hello’

‘Hello’

Hello, the 2011 national year of communication, is a campaign to increase understanding of how important it is for children and young people to develop good communication skills.

In our local area Twerton Infant School and First Steps Nursery are working together to support the campaign.

In the 21st century, the ability to communicate - to say what you want to say and to understand what other people are saying - is fundamental.

Speech, language and communication underpins everything we do in life. Babbling babies do not become talkative toddlers by chance. Communication is a skill that we learn and develop and is something we can all improve.

But did you know that in the UK today over 1 million children and young people have some form of speech, language and communication need? This is at least 2 or 3 children in every classroom – and that’s the children we know about.

Want to know more http://www.hello.org.uk/

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Police Update

Below is an update from our local police

Avon and Somerset Constabulary

On Monday 31st January 2011 two youths were witnessed to push a motorbike from an alleyway in the Poolemead Road area of Twerton and attempt to "bump" start it along the road.

A short time later a Burglary was discovered at a nearby set of garages.

Information from local residents was supplied to the Police which resulted in the arrest of two youths, both aged 17 years, from the area.

Sufficient evidence against one of the youths was obtained and he was later charged with the theft of the motorbike.

The following day he appeared before Bath Magistrates Court and was remanded into custody.

The success of this incident was without doubt due to the prompt actions of the members of the public who contacted the Police and gave clear and concise information regarding the burglary and descriptions of the persons involved .

At this time the stolen motorbike a Red Suzuki GSX 750 Index S143UBU has not been recovered and is believed to have been dumped in the local area. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of this motorbike please contact PC 2844 Spencer on 0845 456 7000.

You can also call anonymously to the independent charity CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111.

If you feel that you would like to raise any concerns with regard to local issues of Anti-Social Behaviour, crime or disorder, why not come along and get involved in our Partners and Communities Together (PACT) meetings. You can find out when your next PACT meeting is by entering your postcode into the

Why Culverhay Should Stay Open

This short Videos tells you why Culverhay should stay open



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I3oUfc_vQU

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Fly tipping rear Redland Park

Who dumped this?

We have asked the council to remove the fly tipping to rear of Redland Park. It seems that some people will dump anywhere.

The fly tip includes many toys that a child would have enjoyed, If you saw anyone dump this rubbish then would you please let us know as we are keen to stamp this out.

Poolemead Road Grass verges

We have asked the council to ensure that they take some action to repair the damage that is being caused by cars parking on the grass verge at Poolmead Road.

We do not want to stop parking on these verges as this is a Major Bus Route and have previously asked that the verges have grasscrete installed in them.

What we have asked the council to do in the short term is to put some gravel down to protect the surface from being totally worn away.

Windrush Close

Please clean me up

We have asked the council to ensure that all the leaves are removed from the communal footpaths at Windrush Close as soon as possible.

It is now February and the leaves should have been removed by now even given the really bad weather that we were getting just after they all came down in the Autumn.

Vodaphone mast update

The controversial planning application by Vodafone for a new mast at the junction of Poolemead Road and Wedgewood Road has been referred to the planning committee by Councillor Tim Ball.

Tim feels that the application is in the wrong place as it is close to a Nursery and right next door to a residential property.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Connection Hill in a mess again

It seems that hardly a week goes by and we are reporting a mess on Connection Hill in Twerton.

This is the worst that we have seen it and we have asked that the council take immediate action to have it cleaned up.

It would of course help if people stopped dropping litter and dumping bags of rubbish here.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Clean up this mess please

Please clean up this mess

After a recent visit to Highland Road we took the picture on this article. We are dismayed that the road has got into this state.

We have asked that the council get this mess sorted out as soon as possible.

Clean this road sign please

Who would destroy this road sign
 Road sign needs sorting

We have asked the council to either clean or replace the road sign at Kelston View near to Haycombe Drive.

Why would someone want to do such a mindless thing as to deface and important Road sign. If you have any idea who may have done this then please let the Police know or contact us.

New Bollards for Cleeve Green

The Council have agreed to our request to put new bollards in Place on Cleeve Green opposite the Elderly Persons home.

Ever since the home was built we have had a problem with vehicles driving on the grass or even parking on it we hope that the new bollards will help stop some of this problem.

The Grass in this area has become very chewed up and the new bollards that we have been told will be put in in the new council budget in April.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Safety first builder advised

We have asked that the builders working on the redevelopment ensure that they protect the area that they are working in thus making the public area that is still open safe for the public in the area.

Llovel have agreed to ensure that some of the loose kerbs stones are secured into place and have also agreed to putting up some safety signs when working on the Highway.

Much of the damage to the kerbs on Newton Road is not down to the builders but other people in the area parking where they should not park.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Protect our grass verges

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Grasscrete would help here

We have asked the council to consider providing grasscrete on this section of Kelston View Close to the Southside youth Centre.

The area is a bus route used by the number 5 Bus and the grass bank is stating to get chewed away.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Twerton Litter Picks

Cllr Tim Ball & Cllr Gerry Curran at Shophouse Road
We both went on two litter picks today the first one was at 9.30am at the bottom of Shophouse Road where we were joined by our colleagues from Westmoreland Ward. Where between us we removed at least 7 bags of rubbish from the land on the corner of High Street.

The Second litter pick was in the park behind the Centurion Public house Poolemead Road where we removed another 5 bags of rubbish.

Councillor Gerry Curran complained that the majority of the rubbish close to the garages came from the mini recycling centres operated by Somer Housing, Gerry spent 20 minutes just clearing this mess up.

We will be complaining to Somer on Monday morning about there need to keep an eye on this area.