Tuesday, 31 December 2013

High Street Twerton

A section of Twerton High Street will be closed from its Junction with the A36 Lower Bristol Road through to its Junction with Shophouse Road.

The road will be closed from 12 midnight to 6am for 5 nights from 13th January 2014.

The closure is needed so that the vegetation and re pointing of the railway embankment can be carried out.

This is work that has been asked for by us for some time now and we are pleased that it is happening as this should make this area much better and cleaner to look at.

By Councillor Tim Ball

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Redland Park

I have been into see Curo with regards to the promised litter bins in Redland park. At the fun day earlier this year residents indicated where they would like to see the bins situated on a map.

Curo are now checking to see what budget that they have for the bins and then we should be in a position to work out the final location for the bins and then have them installed.

By Councillor Tim Ball

Friday, 13 December 2013

Bath City Farm Christmas Fair December 14th 11am till 2pm

Christmas FETE

There is a Christmas FETE at St Michael's Church in Twerton on Saturday 14th December starting and 10.30 am and ending at 1.30pm

There will be a Santa's Grotto, tombola, Luck dip, Cake stalls, Craft Stalls, Stocking fillers and lots more.

The Entry is free so go along and have Fun.

Freeview Road

The Police have agreed to monitor the problem of parking on the pavements half way along Freeview Road and take enforcement action if needed. It is a shame that we have had to get to this point but as there are many people in the area with mobility problems and we need to put them first.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Christmas Fun 14th December at The Hut

Go along and have some Christmas Fun at the Time Bank Christmas fun afternoon.


Closer working with Curo

I am pleased to have been able to agree closer working relationship with Curo on issues that affect the Twerton area.

 As well as regular meetings with Curo I will be undertaking a regular walk around  the ward with Curo looking at issues where the council and Curo could work more closely together for the best benefits of the community of Twerton.

It is very important that we get to a clear understanding of who is doing what between the council, Curo and other agencies to ensure that our residents get the best facilities.

As commented on this blog previously issues have been left undone in Twerton previously mainly due to poor communication on who does what and why.

These matters will hopefully from now will be sorted out before they become a problem.

By Councillor Tim Ball

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Free energy advice drop-in sessions

Twerton High Street, every Tuesday and every other Saturday

Are you worried about your heating bills this winter? The Home Energy Team provides free, local and impartial energy saving advice to people across Bristol, Bath and Somerset. They’ve opened a new energy advice drop-in service in Twerton. Come and have a chat if you’re worried about gas and electricity bills, struggling with a cold home, or if you’d like information on upgrading your heating or insulation. It’s free and there’s no appointment necessary.

The advice service is at: Time Bank Bath, 86 High Street, Twerton, BA2 1DE. Drop in from 10am-12pmon:

... Continuing every Tuesday and every other Saturday after that.

Call for free advice: 0800 082 2234

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

LIdl get go ahead

Planning permission has today been granted for the development of the western half of the former Herman Miller building on Lower Bristol Road as a Lidl supermarket.  
This will provide a valuable additional facility for local residents on the western side of Bath as well as generating new jobs.  
The building, half of which will be used for the new Lidl, is Grade II listed, and this permission will secure its future. 
Tim Ball, Cabinet Member for Homes and Planning, said, “The Council have been very proactive with Lidl’s to bring the permission toward a conclusion. We are really pleased that a new lower-cost shop will soon be available for the residents in this part of the city as well as creating new jobs.  It will provide a much-needed facility as well as finding a new use for a listed building that can contribute towards the city’s overall regeneration.”
It is hoped that the granting of this permission may also prove to be a catalyst for the development of the eastern half of the building, which is in separate ownership.  A previous planning application for this part of the building was agreed subject to the completion of a legal agreement, but this has never been completed by the site owners.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Festive Bus Services

First Bus have released the schedule for their buses for the festive season.

Please follow the link for the schedule


Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Highland Road

I have asked Curo to clear up the fly tipping at the rear of Highland Road.

Some one has dumped old mattresses and old television and other items behind 51/43 on the grass area and path.

I would hope that this matter is cleared up as soon as possible. If you are aware who may have dumped these items then please let us know.