Friday, 26 June 2015

What do you think about your Neighbourhood Environmental Services?

Bath & North East Somerset Council would like residents feedback on the Environmental Services they provide, by completing a short on-line survey.

The survey can be found here and the deadline for this is 8th July 2015.  Make sure you have your say.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Kelston View & North Way - Update

It is great to see that the Highways team have started to carry out the emergency repairs that we requested to ensure Kelston View and North Way is made safe to drive and ride along.

We are pushing for the full report to reconstruct the whole road, but are happy the larger potholes and damaged sections of both Kelston View and North Way are having  a temporary repair.
Damaged pavement on Kelston View

The damaged pavements along Kelston View have also been marked up to be repaired at the same time.  The splits in the pavements were left when the gas company did not fill in the holes correctly that they dug quite a while back and have got progressively worse.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

St Michael's CofE VC Junior School - Summer Fair

Friday 3rd July 3.00pm to 6.00pm

St Michael's CofE VC Junior School, Newton Road, Bath

Please come along and support our local Junior School at their 2015 Summer Fair.

Plenty of activities for all to get involved in.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Bath City Farm - Summer Plant Sale

Saturday 27th June 11.00am - 2.00pm

Bath City Farm, Kelston View, Bath

Do you want to give you garden a summer makeover! Good value perennials, herbs, vegetable seedlings, annuals, cut flower plants and soft fruit will be available to buy, as well as crafts, chutneys and produce at Bath City Farm 

There will also be a Bouncy castle and the café will be open as usual.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Kelston View & North Way

Due to the severe conditions of the road surface of Kelston View and North Way and with the structure of both roads being in a very poor state.

Councillor Tim Ball has raised formal questions for the Conservative cabinet member for Highways and transport to answer.

Cabinet member for highways & Transport

Kelston View and North Way

Over the past few months the condition of these two roads has become so bad that I have visited the area with Highways officers on several occasions.

It seems that the whole substructure of both of these roads has become unstable and the concrete plates that form the road are cracking and in some cases have badly subsided and are visibly rocking. It seems that these two roads are in need of a complete restructure.

1) Will the cabinet member for Highways and Transport confirm that if officer reports identify that as I suspect a complete restructure of the road is needed make the sufficient funds available for this work to be done.

2) Will he also confirm that he will ensure that temporary repairs will take place with Immediate affect to return these roads to a reasonably safe condition.

3) Will he also acknowledge that as these roads are part of a Major Bus route that their condition should be kept in a condition that allows buses to operate with knowledge that the roads are safe for them to use and deliver the comfort that their passengers expect.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Twerton Infants School - Summer Fete

Friday 26th June 3.15pm to 5.30pm

Twerton Infants School, Poolemead Road, Twerton

Why not go along and support our local Infants school at their Summer Fete, that is being organised by Friends of Twerton Infants and Nursery.

There will be a BBQ, Cake Sale, Tombola, Human Fruit Machine and many more activities for all to enjoy.  Take a look here for full details.

Monday, 15 June 2015

West Close - Planning Application

A planning application has been received for a 2 storey extension to the side and rear of 4 West Close.

The application reference number is 15/02367/FUL and full details can be viewed here and the deadline for the consultation is 9th July 2015.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Twerton Residents Survey

Councillor Tim Ball and local campaigner Sarah Moore have been out talking to residents about what affects them in the area, and have been asking for our annual survey to be completed to help us provide more assistance where required.

We have decided that it may be easier for some residents to complete this on-line and as such, we have created an electronic version that can be accessed here.

We would like as much feedback from residents as possible to ensure your views are taken into consideration when various items that would affect you are discussed at council meetings.

Please can you take the time to either complete the on-line version or the paper version that will come through your door.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Keeping in touch

The Twerton Focus team led by Councillor Tim Ball and Sarah Moore have been out again on Friday talking to local residents in the top end of Twerton.

We have been picking up many issues such as litter and dogs mess problems, through to the need to have several Roads resurfaced.

Residents that we have already spoken to will be contacted by letter in the next few days and will receive follow up letters and visits once we start to get the issues raised with us sorted out.

We will be visiting every door in Twerton over the coming months and hope to catch up with all residents.

In the mean time if you need our help then please get in touch.

Ps. An online  survey will soon be issued so watch out for it.

Southside Centre - Celebrate Sound & Vision

Saturday 20th June 11.00am - 2.00pm

Southside Youth Hub, Kelston View, Bath

Why not go along for a great day showcasing the talent and creativity of young people from the area

The event is free and will have:

  • Live music by local people
  • Launch of locally produced CD & Local video
  • Art displays
  • Free BBQ
  • Art Workshops & Displays
  • Mural painting
  • Children's activities
  • Hands on music
  • Prize bingo
  • Street Dancing
  • Face painting
  • and lots more

For more information, contact Southside Youth Hub on 01225 394482

The event is supported by: Bath Festival, CURO, DNA Arts and a host of local agencies & voluntary groups

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Shaws Way, Poolemead Road

It is good to see that the new keep clear markings have been installed on both Shaws Way and Poolemead Road that we asked for some months ago.

The Shaws Way markings allow the bus enough room to get around the corner from Poolemead road without the need to mount the kerb.

The new white lines further up on Poolemead Road are a relief for local residents with walking impairments and give easier access from the road to adjacent footpaths.

How Hill

Those of you travelling through Twerton today should be aware of road works currently taking place at How Hill the road between Twerton High Street & Newton Road.

There is a board controlled traffic management system in place that is causing short delays.

If you can avoid the area in the next few hours it would help but if you can be prepared for a short delay.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Bath City Farm (Family fun day)

Saturday 13th June sees a fun day for the local community at Bath City Farm from 11am till 2pm sponsored by Southside Family project centre.

Why not spend a great time at the farm next Saturday and support two great initiatives, take the kids and make it a family day out.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Hanna Close

Curo have agreed to clear all of the fly tipping in Hanna Close that we asked them to and are also dealing with the problem of an infestation of Japanese Knot weed.

We will keep a close eye on this area to ensure that it is kept clear.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Bath City Bid

We have agreed to publish details of the below event.

The Big Bath City Bid invites you to the launch and presentation of its community share offer.

Join us as we build the best community-owned football club in the country.
When & where:
6.30pm, Tuesday 2 June 2015
The Banqueting Room,
The Guildhall,
High Street,
The event is free, but numbers are limited. Please RSVP to confirm your attendance.
Look forward to seeing you there,
The BBCB team

Watery Lane

We have asked the council to clear up the awful mess on watery lane that has been there for over a week now.

We have also reported rubbish on Twerton High Street and at Dominion Road to Freeview Road footpath.

We would hope that these areas would be cleared up quite shortly.