Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Proposals for former toilets Twerton

We have been made aware of a planning application for the former toilet block at Dominion Road that was sold at auction last year.

The communication that we have had form the planning agent is an application has been submitted for the erection of one bed roomed dwelling on the site.

Residents will of course be kept informed of the proposals as soon as we have them and we will publish them on line for you to read.

The application is of course in its early stages and there will be plenty of time for residents to make comments.

Traffic delays likely

A warning for motorists traveling towards town from Twerton for the next three days there are likely to be delays due to road works being carried out by Wessex Water authority.

The road works entail two way traffic lights so please give a bit of extra time to your journey.

For more details on the precise location please follow this link http://roadworks.org/?40820342

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Twerton Summer Focus

This is the latest Focus that is dropping through doors in Twerton.

your copy will be with you soon.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Beware of bogus calls about Council Tax

Bath & North East Somerset Council is warning residents to be wary after reports of bogus calls being made to households in the area about Council Tax.

The caller states that they are from a company which, for a fee, can arrange to reduce the household’s Council Tax for them by having their current band reviewed.

The company involved has no connection to Bath & North East Somerset Council and is not contacting households on our behalf.

We would advise anyone who receives a call from someone claiming to be working on behalf of the Council to reduce Council Tax charges and asking for a fee, to end the call straightaway. Anyone affected by bogus cold callers should contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service helpline on 03454 04 05 06. If you are concerned that you may have compromised the safety of your bank details, you should contact your bank immediately.

If you think that your property might be in the wrong Council Tax band, you can ask the Valuation Office Agency to review it for you. This service is free. You do not have to pay to have your Council Tax band reviewed.  

Information about making an appeal against your banding is available on the GOV.UK website (https://www.gov.uk/council-tax-appeals/challenge-your-band), or you can contact the local Valuation Office Agency for advice - phone: 0300 050151 / email: ctwest@voa.gsi.gov.uk.

Shine ( get fit eat well and have fun ).

Why not give this a try 

New programme starting at:

Twerton Village Hall, Landseer Road, BA2 1DX
Every Tuesday & Thursday, 5:00-6:45pm
Starting Tuesday 15th September

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Make sure that you are entitled to vote

Households in Bath and North East Somerset will have received a form this week, asking residents to check that the information that appears on the electoral register about those living at their address is correct.

This is part of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s annual voter registration canvass. The aim is to ensure that the electoral register is up-to-date and identify and encourage any residents who are not registered to do so.

With Police and Crime Commissioner elections taking place across the Avon & Somerset Police Area in May 2016, this is an opportunity for residents to make sure that they are registered to vote.

“If you’re not currently registered, the council will send you information explaining how to do this or you can apply online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.”

It’s particularly important that anyone who has moved address recently looks out for the form and checks whether they are registered.

Research by the independent Electoral Commission indicates that across Great Britain recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those that have lived at the same address for a long time. The research showed that 94% of people who have been at their property for more than 16 years will be registered compared to 40% of people who have lived at an address for less than one year.

The same research indicates that whilst almost 95% of outright home owners are registered, this is the case for only 63% of private renters.

Any residents who have questions can contact Electoral Services either by phone on 01225 477333 or email elections@bathnes.gov.uk

Nigel Penny moves on

Nigel Penny left with Tim Ball and PC Adge Secker
We would like to say a special that you to PCSO Nigel Penny for all the work that he carried out in the Twerton area over the years that he has been with us.

Nigel will be remember very fondly by Twerton residents for his constant smile and helpful friendly nature whilst carrying out his duties working alongside beat Manager Adge Secker.

Nigel always went that little bit further and as a dedicated fisherman he organised fishing trips in his own time for some of Twerton's youth.

It is our understanding that Nigel has taken on a new area in Radstock and we wish him well in his new duties.

Land at the Hollow

Planning application 15/02807/FUL

New information and details have been published on the councils we site that you may wish to take account of or comment on.

Please follow this link to see updates on this planning land at the hollow

It also seems that from information that has been received is that some unknown person has vandalised the objection score boards displayed adjacent to the land.