Sunday, 9 June 2019

Bath City Football application - information workshops by Councillors


RE Bath City Football Club Planning application ref 19/02276/FUL

This planning application can be viewed and commented on the BANES planning web page here.

It is in the best public interest that residents are able to view the planning application and be able to make their own independent comments on the application which will make a significant change to Twerton High Street, and in that light your Twerton Councillors have enable a paper copy of the plans is available for residents to view at Rose Cottage on Twerton High Street.

We will be holding information workshops to assist residents in understanding the application and to be able to make comments, dates and places below.

Stall on Twerton High Street
Saturday 15th and 22nd, June 10am till 12 noon

Bradburys Caff, Mount Road
29th June 11am till 12 noon

Other times available by phoning Sarah

New Pop-up creative space for Twerton High Street


A former vacant shop unit in Twerton High Street, Bath has been transformed into a community-led pop-up creative space and workshop for Bath’s Carnival team.

The team will use the space over the next few weeks to work with volunteers and professional artists to make carnival costumes for the July carnival.

The project has been delivered with support from Bath & North East Somerset Council and funded by the West of England Combined Authority as part of the regional ‘Love our High Streets’ pilot which seeks to re-vitalise and re-think the way we use local High Streets.

Councillor Tim Ball, cabinet member for Housing, Planning & Economic Development, said: “I am delighted to champion this project which will provide a real boost for Twerton High Street. Our High Streets are changing and we need to come up with new and innovative ways to ensure they thrive. High Streets provide a focal point for communities; contributing to our health and wellbeing, reducing isolation and loneliness, reducing car dependency and promoting active travel. By creatively using vacant premises we can give our High Streets a new lease of life and help support local businesses.”

Councillor Sarah Moore said: "The future of our High Street isn’t just about shops, it’s about our businesses, community activities, services and homes. Bringing communities together is the best way to revitalise Twerton High Street and make it a thriving hub every day.”

As well as using the space to create costumes for the parade, the carnival team will run in collaboration with local charities a series of community workshops on the site to help residents across Bath prepare for the big day.

Stuart Mason, Project Coordinator for Bath Carnival, said “One of the biggest challenges we face each year is securing a safe space for our artists to design create and repair costumes This unit is a real game changer, with enough space for our lead artists to work on some of our largest structures and costumes as well as provided space for us to run sessions with volunteers and workshop participants to upskill them in carnival arts.

“Suitable spaces for the arts are really hard to come by, so we are very grateful to everyone who has helped make this happen. The results will be for everyone to see at the carnival in July, which is shaping up to be a pretty spectacular event!”

Bath Carnival takes place on Saturday 13 July and will involve a free Party in the Park in Sydney Gardens and a stunning two-hour carnival procession around Bath city centre.

Volunteering opportunities are still available.  For more information visit the carnival website:  http://www.bathcarnival.co.uk/

Voluntary sector groups or charities that are interested in using the Twerton High Street unit or other vacant premises in the area should email: environment&design@bathnes.gov.uk

Love our High Streets Pilot

The Love Our High Streets project is funded by the West of England Combined Authority.

The B&NES Love Our High Streets Pilot comprises three parts, which each focus on High Street vitality at different neighbourhood scales; city centre, town centre and neighbourhood/local centre.

The pop-up space is part of the Local High Street initiative which will deliver improvements to Twerton High Street, along with a wider Local High Street vitality health check which will assess the health and vibrancy all local centres across Bath and North East Somerset to identify how they can be supported and improved.

Bath Carnival:

Bath Carnival takes place on Saturday 13 July.

Carnival Parade | 15:00 | City Centre | FREE
Party in the Park | 10:00 – 22:00 | Sydney Gardens | FREE
Fiesta at the Rec | 10:00 – 15:00 | Bath Recreation Ground | FREE

Public donations to the Local Giving page: https://localgiving.org/charity/bathcarnival/
Sponsorship enquiries to enq@bathcarnival.co.uk

For more information about Bath Carnival visit: www.bathcarnival.co.uk or email: enq@bathcarnival.co.uk
Insta: @bathcarnival
Twitter: @bathcarnival
Facebook: /bathcarnival

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Bath City Football - Redevelopment

As many of you will now know, the planning application from Greenacre Developments and Bath City Football Club have now been submitted and are open for comments from the public.

The planning application can be found here and the timeline for this application is as follows:

Date Application Received:                       22/05/2019
Date Application Validated:                       29/05/2019
Neighbourhood Consultations sent on:     31/05/2019
Standard Consultations sent on:               31/05/2019
Last advertised on:                                    13/06/2019
Latest Site Notice posted on:                    13/06/2019
Expiry Date for Consultation:                    04/07/2019
Target Decision Date:                                28/08/2019

We are aware that this application has been received well by some residents but not by the majority of others and are keen to ensure as many people put their views forward on this as possible as it will shape how Twerton High Street will look for years to come.

Both Tim Ball and Sarah Moore have great concerns about the application in it's present form including over-development of the site and lack of infrastructure, specifically how the area will deal with the considerable larger quantity of bus issues that would arise from such a large increase in student population in the area. 

We also feel that the lack of residents in the area out of term time and football season will not improve this area for a large period of the year, therefore being of no overall benefit to our area.  The inclusion of community and cafe facilities were apparently borne out of the resident consultations, however, since these were held, both Rose Cottage and the Village Hall have seen a large increase of resident involvement and this could therefore be detrimental to the already established community facilities within the village that local residents use.

As such both Tim Ball and Sarah Moore will be fully reviewing the large quantity of documentation that accompanies this application prior to making any representations to the Council about it and would urge all residents that have an opinion either way to do the same.  This re-development needs to benefit the community of Twerton and not just the developer and Football Club.


Sunday, 2 June 2019

Twerton Ward issues

We have been out in every street in Twerton & Whiteway this weekend and have picked up over 50 separate issues.

In our bid to make our area the best it can be, we will be dealing with these over the next couple of weeks, however, if there is something that is specifically affecting you and are not sure if we have picked this up, please do get in touch.

We have a meeting arranged with Curo this week at which we will be raising a large number of issues directly with them and will be insisting residents are put first and our whole area is cleared up urgently.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Lower Bristol Road - Overhanging Vegetation

After raising concerns that the vegetation that is overhanging the footpath and obscuring road signs and traffic lights, we have had confirmation that Network Rail are going to attend and clear this.

The section of footpath opposite MacDonalds on the Lower Bristol Road has both shrubs and branches overhanging and obscuring road signs and the traffic lights.  It is now so overgrown that some areas are very dangerous to pedestrians and cyclists as well as almost totally obscuring the traffic lights at the junction with the turning into Twerton High Street.


Sunday, 26 May 2019

Linley Close - Flytipping

This is a regular occurrence in the garage area behind the Centurian and is totally unacceptable.  Residents are fed up that just a few people still think they can just dump their rubbish and expect it to be taken away for them.





I have asked that this is removed and cleaned up as soon as possible and solutions are sought to prevent this from constantly re-occurring. 

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Pennyquick Park - Issues

I was alerted to a broken fence at the play area in Pennyquick Park via Facebook today.  I have reported this to the council to be properly repaired, however, to ensure children can continue to safely play in this area I have visited the park and made a temporary repair.


I have also contacted BT again to ask that they either fully repair the damaged telephone box at the entrance to the park or remove it, as it is of little use to anyone in the condition it is currently in.


Walwyn Close - Bin store issues

I had a busy day out around Twerton today, however, I am really disappointed that the overflowing bins at Walwyn Close that I reported yesterday are even worse today!

State of bins at Walwyn Close on Friday 24/05/2019

I did ask that these were sorted yesterday, however, someone has decided they would dump a whole load of bedroom furniture by the bins and expect someone else to get rid of them.

State of bins at Walwyn Close 25/05/2019

Whilst household waste is meant to be collected, furniture is not and this is classed as flytipping.  I have asked both the Council and Curo to investigate this and find a solution that will prevent this from continuously occurring.  It is not fair on the majority of the residents in this area that they have to leave their properties to be presented with this view.

Working together we can make Twerton an amazing place, however, this type of behaviour has to be stopped.

Major Bus Disruption - 28th May to 30th May

Following our recent notices to confirm roads in Twerton will be closed for essential resurfacing work, we now have confirmation that the Bus service during this time will be badly affected.

We appreciate this is frustrating for a number of residents, but it is hoped that the road repairs will improve the travel through these areas.

Below are details of the altered routes proposed during this period:

Service 20 on Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th May (09:00-16:00 each day)

Between University of Bath and Lymore Avenue (near Oldfield Park) the bus will continue to serve the normal route in both directions. However the bus will then not serve Shophouse Road, Twerton High Street, Watery Lane or Poolemead Road in either direction. Instead, the bus will divert via The Hollow, Kelston View and Wedgwood Road to get to/from the start/end point at the junction of Poolemead Road and Wedgwood Road.

Service U2 on Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th May (09:00-16:00 each day)

Between University of Bath and Lymore Avenue (near Oldfield Park) the bus will continue to serve the normal route. However the bus will then not serve Shophouse Road, Twerton High Street, Watery Lane or Poolemead Road. Instead, the bus will divert via The Hollow, Kelston View and Wedgwood Road to get to the triangle at the junction of Poolemead Road and Wedgwood Road. It will then loop around the trees and resume its usual route back to the University via Whiteway, Mount Road, Rush Hill and on through Odd Down.

Service 5 on Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th May (09:00-16:00 each day)

Between Bath Bus Station and McDonald’s (Twerton Bridge) on Lower Bristol Road the bus will continue to serve the normal route in both directions. However the bus will not serve Twerton High Street, nor the normal stops on Newton Roadin either direction. Instead, the bus will continue along Lower Bristol Road to The Globe Roundabout and then along Pennyquick to rejoin its normal route up to Haycombe Cemetery. The bus will continue on its normal route through Whiteway, down Poolemead Road and left along Shaw’s Way. After Shaw’s Way the bus will turn left onto Newton Road and right onto Pennyquick to get to The Globe Roundabout, before travelling via the A4 and Lower Bristol Road to rejoin its usual route at McDonald’s (Twerton Bridge).

Service 5 on Thursday 30th & Friday 31st May (09:00-16:00 each day)

The majority of Service 5’s route will be as per usual, but there will be some diversions, meaning Walwyn Close, Twerton School and Redland Park stops will not be served in either direction. On the way to Whiteway, after Twerton High Street the bus will turn left and divert along Watery Lane and Shaw’s Way before rejoining the normal route at the far end of Newton Road, missing out the stops listed above. After continuing with its normal route through Whiteway, the bus will travel down Poolemead Road but instead of turning left onto Shaw’s Way will turn right onto Watery Lane, missing out the stops on Shaw’s Way and the stops on Newton Road listed above. After Watery Lane the bus will rejoin its normal route at Twerton High Street and continue on to Bath Bus Station.

Friday, 24 May 2019

How Hill Road Closure - 28th May 2019

Please see notice we have received below:

BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET COUNCIL

(TTRN338, HOW HILL, BATH)
(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF USE BY VEHICLES) ORDERS 2019

Notice is hereby given that the Bath and North East Somerset Council in pursuance of the provisions of section 14(2)(a) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 will, by virtue of this Notice, for a period of 2 working days commencing on Tuesday 28th May 2019 close temporarily to vehicles How Hill, Bath, from its point from the connection road to junction Watery Lane, From Watery Lane Junction with Newton Road.

The above restriction is necessary because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the road to facilitate Carriageway Maintenance by Banes but shall not apply to any vehicles necessarily carrying out the repairs.

Applicant details: Sean Kilmister, Banes
Email: Sean_kilmister@bathnes.gov.uk
Telephone number: 01225394041
Dated: 21st May 2019
Bath and North East Somerset Council
Traffic Management Team
Lewis House
Manvers Street
Bath BA1 1JG



Kelvin Packer
Group Manager
Highways and Traffic


Newton Road partial road closure - 30th May 2019


Please see notice we have received below:


BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET COUNCIL

(TTRN341, NEWTON ROAD, TWERTON)
(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF USE BY VEHICLES) ORDERS 2019

Notice is hereby given that the Bath and North East Somerset Council in pursuance of the provisions of section 14(2)(a) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 will, by virtue of this Notice, for a period of 2 working days commencing on Thursday 30th May 2019 close temporarily to vehicles Newton Road at its junction with Watery Lane, Twerton.

The above restriction is necessary because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the road to facilitate Carriageway maintenance by Banes but shall not apply to any vehicles necessarily carrying out the repairs.

Applicant details: Sean Kilmister, Banes
Email: Sean_kilmister@bathnes.gov.uk
Telephone number: 01225394014
Dated: 24th May 2019
Bath and North East Somerset Council
Traffic Management Team
Lewis House
Manvers Street
Bath BA1 1JG



Kelvin Packer
Group Manager
Highways and Traffic


Monday, 20 May 2019

North Way - Road resurfacing

We have had confirmation that following our successful campaign, North Way will be resurfaced this year.  A start date is yet to be confirmed, however, we are expecting this to be completed before October 2019.


We have asked that the work is completed out of term time, to minimise the disruption to the bus service as the road will need to be closed.

Diversions will be put in place and we will confirm the full details of this as soon as it has all been confirmed.

Friday, 10 May 2019

Councillors surgery dates released

Twerton and Whiteway Councillors Tim Ball and Sarah Moore will be holding ward surgery's on the First Saturday of the month starting in July at Rose Cottage, Twerton High Street from 10am till 12 noon.

There will also be a drop in session at Bradbury's Caff on the third Saturday of each month starting in July.

No appointments will be needed for these so just turn up and have a chat about matters that concern you.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Innox Park Improvement Project – Update May 2019

PLAY AREA IMPROVEMENTS

Work to improve the play facilities is due to start in June 2019 and, subject to weather conditions, should be complete by mid-July, in time for the school summer holidays.

The work, which has been led by feedback from the consultation, will include:

• A complete overhaul of the fenced play area with a range of new play equipment focused mainly on children up to the age of 6
• A multi-sports unit (football and basketball) with an area of synthetic grass and natural stone play boulders for older children
• New seating in the play area and a short section of path linking the play area to the existing path - making the play area more accessible

The play area will be out of bounds from early June to early July to allow work to take place safely.

Thanks to the great team at Bath & North East Somerset Parks and Open Spaces for running the consultation events and continuing to work hard to make our parks and open spaces across BANES an inviting place for all residents.



Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Bus Shelter - Haycombe Drive

Following several conversations with residents and the Council, it is great to see the Bus shelter at the trees on Haycombe Drive has had the glass/plastic removed and replaced by mesh instead.


We will continue to monitor this shelter, but at least there will be no more broken glass in this area.

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Planning application 59 Blagdon Park

We have a planning application for a variation of conditions applied to an approved planning application for an HMO at 59 Blagdon Park.

The original application restricted the occupation to four persons, the application is to remove this restriction.

The application and all the background papers can be found on the link below for you to view or make comments.

59 Blagdon Park

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Walwyn Close and Woodhouse Road flats.

We are disappointed that one year on we are still finding it a problem that the rubbish is not being collected from the blocks at flats at Walwyn Close and Woodhouse Road.

The Rubbish is spilling out and getting scattered over the area and into the Carr’s Woodland.

We have asked again that the council and Curo co-ordinate their efforts and get this area cleared up and remove all the rubbish.

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Planning Application land adjacent to Bath City Farm

We have one plann8ng application this week that will be of interest to a Twerton & Whiteway Residents and that is one to build 9 Houses on land adjacent to Bath City Farm.

If you would like to view this application or make comments on the application then follow this link.
Bath City Farm 

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Linley Close litter and rubbish update

As many of you will be aware, we have been dealing with the on-going issue of litter and rubbish in Linley Close.

We have been working closely with Curo and BANES to reach a solution to help keep this area clean and are pleased that they have now carried out works to help reduce this issue.





As you will see from these pictures, it is an improvement and hope that all residents will benefit from this.

We will, of course, continue to monitor the area and make sure this solution works for all.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Daily updates

It's been fun out there today whilst visiting residents in Sheridan Road, Shaws Way and Poolemead Road.

I've drunk so much tea that i've even had to turn some down today or I would have burst.

We have  been dealing with housing issues, parking problems, HMO issues as well as problems with litter.

All these issues are resolvable and will be dealt with as it's part of engaging with the community and listening to them rater than dictating to them.

We are always happy to help others so please get in touch if you need any help.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Poolemead Road various issues

Whilst out in Poolemead Road yesterday residents raised the following issues with us that we are now resolving.

1) We have reported the broken phone Box and asked that urgent repairs are made to it, residents can report damaged phone boxes to Open reach on 0800 061 610.

2) We have had radiators that were dumped on the grass verge removed.

3) We have requested that the litter Bin by the infant School is emptied.

4) We have written to First Bus regarding the timing of the number 5 Bus from Wedgewood Road that often does not run, we have also raised the issue of the Number 20 coming down Poolemead Road after entering from Pennyquick Hill.

5) The drain that is blocked solid by number 37 has been reported for clearance as has the drain outside the Centurion Public House.


Monday, 18 March 2019

HMO Planning application 21 Shaws Way Twerton

We have a planning application submitted for the conversion of 21 Shaws Way a 3 bedroomed dwelling House into a 4 bedroomed house of multiple occupation.

If you want to view the application make comments or other representations then please follow the link below.

21 Shaws Way

Redland Park

We have been out and about talking with residents across the whole area and have picked up various issues in Redland Park.

1) We have asked Curo to install a new handrail at the steep steps at Woodview Terrace.

2) We have asked that all the parking bays are remarked so that it is easier to park.

3) We have asked for several vehicles that are not compliant with Tax and/or MoT to be removed.

4) We have had several lots of rubbish removed.

5) We are working with the Council and Curo to have the area behind st Michael's Junior School cleaned up.

6) We are constantly asking for maintenance to the lights that are owned by Curo even some that burn all day.

7) The area that is Carrs Woodland is full of rubbish some that has been tipped there and needs to be cleaned up. We are working with the Carrs Woodland group to arrange a good clear up.

Friday, 8 March 2019

HMO Planning appeal 97 Sheridan Road

The document below is the latest planning appeal against refusal of planning consent at 97 Sheridan Road for a six bed HMO.

Town and Country Planning Act 1990

Site Location: 97 Sheridan Road Whiteway Bath Bath And North East Somerset
Description of Proposal: Change of use from dwelling house (use class C3) to HMO (use class C4)
Appeal Ref: 19/00020/RF
Application Ref:   18/02507/FUL
Planning Inspectorate Appeal Ref:  APP/F0114/W/19/3223456
Appeal Start Date:  7 March 2019
Appellant:  Mrs Josephine Vercoe
We are writing to inform you that an Appeal has been made to the Planning Inspectorate in respect of the above development.  The appeal is against the decision of the Local Planning Authority to refuse planning permission for the development described above.  Permission was refused for the reason(s) set out as follows:

 1 The proposed use of the property as a six bedroom HMO is likely to lead to an adverse effect on the amenity of nearby residents and lead to an unacceptable impact on highway safety, contrary to policies D6 and ST7 of the Bath and North East Somerset Placemaking Plan.

It has been agreed that the appeal should be dealt with on the basis of an exchange of written statements from both parties and a site visit by an Inspector appointed by the Planning Inspectorate.

Details of the appeal are available for inspection on planning pages of the Councils website http://planning.bathnes.gov.uk/PublicAccess/.  If you do not have access to the internet, you can use the self-service computers at all Council Connect Offices.  They are available at The One Stop Shop, 3-4 Manvers Street in Bath, Keynsham Civic Centre, Market Walk in Keynsham and The Hollies in Midsomer Norton.

Electronic booklets entitled 'Guide to Taking Part in Planning Appeals' are also available for download on the Council’s website.  Alternatively, you can access these documents via the Planning Inspectorate website at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/planning-inspectorate.  Should you not have access to the internet you can obtain these booklets from any of the Council Connect Offices as listed above or by telephone on 01225 394041.

Any comments made in respect of the original application for development will be forwarded to the Planning Inspectorate, and taken into account by the Inspector deciding the appeal.

The Planning Inspectorate has introduced an online appeals service which you can use to view details of the appeal and use to make further comments on this appeal if you wish.  Please ensure that if you make further comments they are received by the Planning Inspectorate by the 11 April 2019.  The Planning Inspectorate will not acknowledge representations.  They will however, ensure that letters received by the deadline are passed on to the Inspector dealing with the appeal.  If comments are submitted after the deadline, the Inspector will not normally look at them and they will be returned.  You can also comment in writing to Room 3G, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN,  (please provide 3 copies) quoting the Inspectorate’s Appeal Reference: APP/F0114/W/19/3223456.

You can find the online appeals service on the Planning Inspectorate’s website at https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk.  The Inspectorate may publish details of your comments, on their website.  Your comments may include your name, address, email address or phone number.  Please ensure that you only provide information, including personal information belonging to you that you are happy will be made available to others in this way.  If you supply information belonging to a third party please ensure you have their permission to do so.  More detailed information about data protection and privacy matters is available on the Planning Portal.  Please also read our corporate privacy notice: www.bathnes.gov.uk/council-privacy-notice.

Once a decision has been made on the appeal it will be published on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.


Planning Services
Bath & North East Somerset Council

 Town and Country Planning Act 1990
Site Location:  97 Sheridan Road Whiteway Bath Bath And North East Somerset
Description of Proposal:  Change of use from dwelling house (use class C3) to HMO (use class C4)
Appeal Ref:  19/00020/RF
Application Ref:  18/02507/FUL
Planning Inspectorate Appeal Ref:  APP/F0114/W/19/3223456
Appeal Start Date:  7 March 2019
Appellant : Mrs Josephine Vercoe
We are writing to inform you that an Appeal has been made to the Planning Inspectorate in respect of
the above development. The appeal is against the decision of the Local Planning Authority to refuse
planning permission for the development described above. Permission was refused for the reason(s)
set out as follows:
1 The proposed use of the property as a six bedroom HMO is likely to lead to an adverse effect on
the amenity of nearby residents and lead to an unacceptable impact on highway safety, contrary to
policies D6 and ST7 of the Bath and North East Somerset Placemaking Plan.
It has been agreed that the appeal should be dealt with on the basis of an exchange of written
statements from both parties and a site visit by an Inspector appointed by the Planning Inspectorate.
Any comments made in respect of the original application for development will be forwarded to the
Planning Inspectorate, and taken into account by the Inspector deciding the appeal. If you wish to make
additional comments, you can do so online at https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk. If you do not have
access to the internet, you can send your comments to  Room 3G, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square,
Bristol, BS1 6PN, by the 11 April 2019 quoting the Inspectorate’s Appeal Reference:
 APP/F0114/W/19/3223456. If the Planning Inspectorate receives representations after the deadline
stated above they will not normally be seen by the Inspector and will be returned.
Details of the appeal are available for inspection via the Council’s website
http://planning.bathnes.gov.uk/PublicAccess/. If you do not have access to the internet, you can use the
self-service computers at all Council Connect Offices. They are available at The One Stop Shop, 3-4
Manvers Street in Bath, Keynsham Civic Centre, Market Walk in Keynsham and The Hollies in
Midsomer Norton. Electronic booklets entitled 'Guide to Taking Part in Planning Appeals' are available
for download on the Council’s website www.bathnes.gov.uk. Should you require a hard copy, please
telephone Council Connect on 01225 394041. Alternatively, you can also access this document via the
Planning Inspectorate website at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/planning-inspectorate.
 Planning Services

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Local Elections - scheduled 2nd May

Local Council elections for Bath & North East Somerset are due to be called this month and are scheduled to take place on Thursday 2nd May 2019.  This is your opportunity to vote for the people you want to represent your views on local issues.  There have been some changes made this year, such as the number of Councillors that will cover the whole of Bath and North East Somerset which has been reduced from 65 to 59 and the areas these Councillors cover have also changed.

Tim Ball and Sarah Moore have been selected to stand for election in Twerton and Whiteway Ward, this will now include Haycombe Drive, Rosewarn Close, Blagdon Park and a few houses on Whiteway Road as well as Shophouse Road.




Please remember you have 2 votes in this election and you should use both your votes to elect the candidates you think will continue to work hard for you and represent you on LOCAL issues and LOCAL services.  The Liberal Democrat candidates standing in the South West of Bath have not only carried out a large amount of personal casework, but have all got a considerable amount of issues resolved out in the community. These votes should be about who you think will be there for you.

Make sure you are registered to vote and have your voice heard. The last date for you to register to be able to vote in these elections is Friday 12th April 2019.  You can register on-line  https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, or by calling 01225 477333.

Friday, 1 March 2019

Freeview Road - parking updates


We have been alerted to a leaflet being put out in Freeview Road today. we understand leaflet was talking about parking bays and not the funding that we have secured putting in grass crete to allow parking on the grass areas.

Councillor Tim Ball and Sarah Moore have carried out a considerable amount of work on this issue including meetings, emails and telephone conversations, we first received firm costings for the work in September 2016 and have been fighting hard to get a resolution.

We are really pleased to have received the below confirmation this morning that shows money has been allocated for some of the parking improvements to be made on Freeview Road.

Dear Cllr Ball 
Following our telephone conversation I can confirm funding that was recommended by Bath City Forum was signed off through a single member decision that was cleared in 18th September 
2018.https://democracy.bathnes.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?id=1129&LLL=0 
£14,400 allocation from the Bath CIL neighbourhood portion for application BA-036, a contribution towards parking improvements located at Site C, Freeview Road, Twerton Bath.  
£19,600 allocation from the Bath CIL neighbourhood portion for application BA-037, a contribution towards parking improvements located at Site E, Freeview Road, Twerton Bath.

We will of course continue to fight to find more funding to carry out additional works on other areas of the road and will provide an update on this when we receive it.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Wedgwood Road - Tree Maintenance


Please take care if you are out and about on Wedgwood Road tomorrow, 28th February as Curo will be cutting back some of the trees in the area as part of their maintenance programme.