Sunday, 29 March 2015

New Minibus for St. Philips Church

We have received some good local news, about a community minibus for St. Philips Church

More than 300 local charities and community groups across England will receive new minibuses from the Department for Transport’s £25 million community transport minibus fund

The winners from across the country will each receive a 9 to 16-seater minibus specifically tailored to their requirements - such as disability-friendly access and adapted seating.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Fullers Earth Update - new planning application

It is amazing how much more can be put through the Red Lion roundabout, 300 extra houss on a roundabout already at capacity. That is beside the issue of what happens at the site and how close that is houses in Sulis Meadows

Site: Fosseway Environment Park Fosseway Englishcombe Bath Bath And North East Somerset
Description: Approval of Reserved Matters in relation to application 14/00839/EMINW for the proposed erection of residual waste facility including a materials recovery facility, anaerobic digestion plant, reception building, weighbridge, outdoor storage areas and other ancillary development.
Application Ref: 15/00741/MRES Date: 11 March 2015

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

History about Odd Down playing Fields

Odd Down Playing Fields in running for UK award Bath North East Somerset Council is in the running to win £5,000 towards the development of Odd Down Playing Fields.

It follows an appeal by the Carnegie UK Trust to locate playing fields which they helped to pay for. Between 1927 and 1935 the Trust gave grants worth £200,000 – the equivalent of around £10 million today – to create nearly 900 playing fields across the UK. The money was given to local councils and community groups with the condition that the newly created playing fields were to be protected in perpetuity.

However, the precise location of these playing fields was not always recorded. After searching the archives, we discovered the then Bath Parks Committee was given £75 by the trust in 1929 to help establish the Odd Down Playing Fields.

The money was used to purchase changing huts to be used by local cricketers.The Council has sent information to the Trust and now has the chance of securing a £5,000 development prize, to be spent on the site.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Bollard Banwell Road

Continue the theme of bollards being bashed this is Banwell Road. Pleased to see that the council has already repaired it.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year

Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year , our next surgery will be in 2015, back to weekly surgeries 10 - 11 Saturday, first one is 3rd January at St. Philips Institute.

Nigel and Steve

Monday, 15 December 2014

Tory plans would cost pupils in Bath

Tories will slash funding for schools, colleges and nurseries by more than a quarter
in Bath and North East Somerset research shows 

Conservatives will cut the education budget by £53 million in Bath and North East
Somerset by 2020 if they were in Government on their own, official
research shows.

The Tories would be forced to slash local spending on schools, colleges and
nurseries to keep pace with George Osborne's drastic spending cuts plan.

It means £53.2 (25.3%) would be wiped off the education budget in Bath and North
East Somerset – hitting children's life chances.

The research - based official House of Commons library figures - shows schools will
bear the brunt of Tory cuts but childcare, college and early years
budgets would also be hit hard.

Unlike both Labour and the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats are committed to
protecting cradle to college education spending.

Wera Hobhouse, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for North East Somerset, said:

"These Tory cuts would be devastating for North East Somerset's local schools,
nurseries and colleges - hitting our children's life chances hard.

"By committing to a budget surplus by 2020, giving away £7 billion in unfunded tax
cut and not raising taxes George Osborne's axe will have to fall
on education.

"This would be a disaster for families and children who all depend good schools and
a great teachers in this area.

"Unlike both the Conservatives and Labour, the Liberal Democrats will protect
education spending on early years, schools and colleges.

"We believe education is crucial in building a stronger economy and a fairer society
- one where every child has the opportunity to get on in life."