Thursday, 29 November 2018

don't let the loan sharks get you this year

Bristol Credit union are e are supporting people in the Twerton & Whiteway in the run up to Christmas.

They are raising awareness of the dangers of borrowing from loan sharks. Christmas is a time when many people in Bath and the local area may turn to well-known high interest lenders or to loan sharks, to cover the cost. 

To raise awareness of the safer alternatives to high-cost credit, Bristol Credit Union have teamed up with the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) on a new scheme that uses money confiscated from convicted loan sharks as an incentive to encourage people in our area to join their credit union.

There are 65 members Twerton ward, and so far across Bath and the local area this year have saved a huge £48,889 in interest for 100 borrowers from Bristol Credit Union  – that’s £168.71 for every borrower back in their pocket to spend locally.

Lets start a saving habit and keep more money in our local communities. 

Also, if you become aware of anyone who may have borrowed money from an illegal lender, do encourage them to call the Stop Loan Sharks Team in confidence on 0300 555 2222, for advice and support.

To Contact Bristol Credit Union then please follow this link Bristol Credit union 

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Poolemead Road - Bin has arrived

We are really pleased to see, that after months of waiting, we finally have a bin on Poolemead Road next to the bus stop.

It may have taken a bit longer than we had hoped, but this one has now been installed and we hope it will help reduce the large amount of litter in this area.

We are continue to chase for the other bins we have been promised in Pennyquick Park and on Shaws Way/Watery Lane.

We are also monitoring litter levels elsewhere around Twerton and will look to get additional bins installed in litter hotspots in the near future.

Monday, 19 November 2018

Innox Park Proposal

BANES Council recently ran a consultation event at Innox Park to get feedback and suggestions from the residents to shape the future of this valuable outdoor space.

A number of suggestions were put forward and the outcome can be view here - 

Innox park improvement proposal

We are really pleased with this initial proposal and will be pushing to get as much completed as soon as possible, so that it can be in place for next Summer.

If you would like to add anything else to these proposals or something you would like to see in the future, please do let us know.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

The Rise of HMO's

As we have been out calling on residents across Twerton we have been finding and increasing number  of HMO's ( Houses of multiple occupation ) that do not have planning permission.

planing permission and licensing ensures that the buildings are safe for multiple person occupation.

This is what the council says about HMO's and  the requirements for planning permission and licences to run and HMO.

Following concerns about the high impacts of HMOs on the social balance and mix of parts of the city the Council decided to use its rights to exert greater planning controls in relation to Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in Bath.  Anyone looking to purchase a family house in Bath that they might want to “buy to let” as an HMO is likely to require planning permission.  Where there is already a high concentration of HMOs on the street they may be unlikely to obtain planning permission to change use to an HMO. The details of the policy that planning applications will be decided on is defined in the Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on HMOs in Bath, available along with further information from 

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Linley Close Garages

We have asked Curo to ensure that this fly tipped waste is removed form the garage area at Linley Close.

The rubbish is constantly being dumped by the recycling bins causing a problem.

we have also asked that the recycling bins are increased to ensure that there are no bags hanging around that can be scattered all over the area.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Innox Park Improvement Project - Update October 2018

The Council are holding a drop in session this Friday please go along.

The initial consultation survey for the Innox Park Improvement Project has now closed.  Thank you to everyone who had their say.  All of the responses and comments are now being worked through to draw some conclusions about how the park can be improved for people and wildlife and what opportunities there might be for the community to get involved.

Drop-in Event

Please join us for a drop-in event between 4.30pm and 6pm on Friday 16th November at Rose Cottage Hub on Twerton High Street where you will be able to see and discuss the results of the survey and initial design ideas.  The event coincides with Rose Cottage Hub’s Family Friday event so the cafĂ© will be open and there will activities for children.

Can’t make the drop-in event? The information will be made available at by the end of November.  Any comments or opinions can be made by email or in writing.