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


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:

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:

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

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.