Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Planned Number 5 Bus Route changes

Last year a number of residents across Twerton raised concerns with us about buses unable to pass in both directions on a number of the narrower roads. We met with Firstbus and even went on a ride around the area to highlight these issues. Following our communications, Firstbus carried out a review and consultation and have now confirmed the changes they are proposing for the Number 5 route.

FirstBus are looking to implement these changes from 29th April 2018 on a trial basis, with a view to either reverting back to the old route or adopting the new route on a permanent basis at the end of July 2018.

The new route will see the bus go along Newton Road to the end, turn up Pennyquick, then turn into the Hollow by Haycombe Cemetary and up into Haycombe Drive by the Beehive Surgery, where it will pick up the previous route back into town.  The only additional alteration to this is the bus will not turn into Kelston View from Haycombe Drive, but will continue around Haycombe Drive into Whiteway Circle and then down North Way to join the rest of the route down through Twerton.

A number of issues were raised during the consultation and FirstBus have taken all of these into consideration before proposing this route and will be closely monitoring the Pennyquick area of the route specifically.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Post office closure alarm.

We have been concerned for some time now about the future of the post office in Tweston High Street,  since the Southern Co operative chain decided to close the store the post office was housed in.

 We have been told over the weekend that the post office Wedgewood Road may not be operating as an early March as the store has changed hands.

If we are to lose  both post office  stores it will mean that there is no post office in the south-west of Bath.

 We have today contacted post office counters asked them for a response on the future of the post office at both Twerton High Street and Wedgewood Road.

 We are very concerned about the effects of losing one post office from this area let alone prospect of losing both.

We will update this blog soon as we hear back from the post office counters concerning the issues that we have raised with them.