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.

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. ://

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:  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



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

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

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.