Monday, 30 July 2007

Old Fosse Road Traffic Calming Update

Old Fosse Road traffic calming and weight limit in other roads The council has placed this order.

NOTICE is hereby given that on 1st August 2007 Bath and North East Somerset Council made the following order under provisions contained in the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, the effect of which is to restrict use by heavy commercial vehicles exceeding a maximum gross weight of 7.5 tonnes on certain lengths of road in Odd Down, Bath. The affected roads are Barrow Road, Clare Gardens, Colborne Road, Eastover Grove, Odins Road, Old Fosse Road, Oolite Road, Shickle Grove, Stanway Close, Upper Bloomfield Road, Vernham Grove and Wansdyke Road, Bath.

The order will come into operation on 6th August 2007 and a copy, together with a map and a Statement of the Council's Reasons for making the order may be inspected at Trimbridge House, Trim Street, Bath during normal office hours.

Traffic calming in Old Fosse Road should be starting sometime in August

Sunday, 22 July 2007

Police and Council ignore Odd Down Residents

Today I tried again to phone the police but no joy, I also tried to ring the Councils emergency phone number after 20mins I gave up. last night we had 30 youths all drunk, smashing glass swearing, kicking doors, in and around the Youth Club in Odins road, and this went on until about 1-30am when the police were called (they answered within 5 minutes) but never showed up. I was told by residents that a Police car was parked up at the park and ride and never moved ( However I did not see this myself ) I got so angry that I called the Bath Chronicle and went to Odd Down and cleared up the glass and beer cans myself. Residents also suffer this at weekends in the Vernham Grove Playarea Cllr Nigel Roberts and I are working towards getting the playarea back under the control of the Council

If any resident of Odd Down or for that matter BANES have had trouble getting through to the police none emergency phone number or the Councils out of hours emergency number would you please let Cllr Steve Hedges or Cllr Nigel Roberts know.

Cllr Nigel Roberts
11 Old Newbridge Hill
Tel 01225 336366

Cllr Steve Hedges
5 Oak Avenue
Tel 01225 358622

Thursday, 19 July 2007

Somerdale View - Yellow Lines

Cllr Nigel Roberts and Cllr Steve Hedges have been trying to get the yellow lines finished on the corner of Somerdale View, but due to parked cars this wasn’t done. This will now been included in the programme for a Traffic regulation Orders, so it is legally enforceable.

Sunday, 15 July 2007

Georgian View

Having pointed out the potholes, by Cllrs Nigel Roberts and Steve Hedges along with local residents, to the council the repairs are due to be made shortly.

There are a number of areas that also need to be repaired; at the Junctions of Georgian View with Ambleside Road and Marsden Road.

The council uses the following criteria : A pothole is a sharp edged depression in the carriageway greater than 30mm deep.

The severity of a pothole is determined by the risk it poses to road users. This is difficult to judge since all potholes present some risk. Potholes this should be reported immediately to Council Connect on 394041or email

Saturday, 14 July 2007

Sponsored Roundabouts

Odd Down Liberal Democrat Councillors Nigel Roberts and Steve Hedges are welcoming plans to improve two roundabouts in the Odd Down area. The roundabouts will be planted with displays of shrubs and flowering plants which are likely to be sponsored by local companies. Schemes such as this are common across the country.

Planning applications have been submitted to the Council for the planting schemes and sponsorship advertisement signs.

Cllr Nigel Roberts said:

"These schemes are great news – the roundabouts in Bath, especially in Odd Down, have been neglected for far too long. Often they are just overgrown and untidy. Schemes like this are a good example of how the Council can work in partnership with the business community.”

Cllr Steve Hedges added:

“Seeing these roundabouts being planted up and looked after will give a real boost to Odd Down – we really need the addition of a bit of colour to the neighbourhood!”

Wednesday, 11 July 2007