Sunday, 5 November 2017

Another cut - no mobile ibrary for Odd Down

Will this picture be another history item as the Council makes even more cuts to the services received by residents in Odd Down.

Air Quality

The current focus on traffic congestion and installation of understanding air pollution is Bath is welcome.

However Odd Down seems to have been forgotten by the Tory run council.
Lib Dem activist Joel Hirst said “ It is really disappointing that Odd Down has not be included in the current study. I commute to work across Odd
Down every day and the traffic congestion on Frome Road and Wellsway is significant. “

Cllr Nigel Roberts said “we are going to request that the air pollution in our ward is also measure - if the Tory B&NES Council will not do this we will look how we can support the community to get the data”

New Bus Shelters in Odd Down

As part of Local Growth Fund the council will be shortly replacing some bus shelters on the 20A/C route within Odd Down. The bus shelters will be replaced with new shelters matching those installed elsewhere in Bath as part of the Bath Transport Package and in most locations will provide additional weather protection from the addition of small side panels.

These shelters are at the following locations:


·        Outside of the BCA towards Twerton

·        Somerdale View towards University of Bath

·        Somerdale View towards Twerton

Monday, 25 September 2017

Bus cuts in Odd Down


The council has made many cuts: libraries, art budget and the bus budget. This has affected the Kingsway and Odd Down buses to Ralph Allen school. A commercial service has been put into place, but this isn't adequate for the number of children that want to use the service.
We have been support local residents that have been asking the council why this had to happen, it must be better than adding to current school run issues that exist on Bath's roads. Children are potentially going to get stuck at school or not get to school. With all the heavy bags now carried by school children walking is not an option.
Residents in the Banwell Road area no longer have a bus, they must either use the Wellsway or the park and ride bus

We are calling on the council to re-instate the service, and if they have to make cuts to have a meaningful consultation about it rather the usual just do it and hope for the best.

Pot Holes


Local Lib Dems are concerned about the slow pace of rectifying the numerous pot holes across Odd Down and Kingsway. Please post pictures of the pot holes that concern you to our email address. We are going to make representation to Tory controlled council about these pot holes across our ward to get a higher priority on getting this resolved. 
Cllr. Steve Hedges said “for those of us who have to drive this pot holes are damaging our cars and bikes. We are making it a priority to report this pot holes to the council to get action to get them fixed.” We want the council to stop wasting money on pooly thought out big schemes and focus on the little things which would make a big difference to residents.”
Currently we are aware on pot holes in Odd Down and Kingsway. Please let us know where the ones which are causing you problems are.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Extra Housing at Sulis Meadows submitted

Planning Applications Reference:17/02588/EFUL

Erection of 173 residential units, open space, allotments, green infrastructure, landscaping and associated works including provision of vehicular access from Combe Hay Lane.

This is an indicative plan, below, from the web site showing the phasing of the site. There are over a hundred files on the web site detailing the planning. There is supposed to be a master plan which is not obvious.  

As councillors we reluctantly supported the council's planning policy which was for around 300 houses.  There are so many documents we hope the council will allow long enough period of time to consider what is happening and net effect on existing residents. We need to understand how travelling around will occur with so much extra traffic


Sunday, 18 June 2017

Ralph Allen School Bus - being removed

We have been contacted by a number of concerned parents that the council is cutting the subsidised bus to Ralph Allen School from the Southdown area that goes through the Odd Down area. This leaves the 20A 20C as the main bus, with massively reduced capacity. How does this stop Bath Stalling ?

Seem a silly thing to do at the same time you are closing Culverhay (BCA) and sending pupil all around the city.

Another bad idea by this council.