Friday, 31 August 2007

Community Speed Watch

We have had a problem with speeding cars and large lorries in Rush Hill for a long time. Nigel and Steve have been trying to sort out these problems as a result 30 mph roundrels and slow down signs are already in place, these are starting to make a difference, but there remains a serious problem.

Avon and Somerset Police operate a scheme called Community Speed Watch, its objectives are below.

Community Speed Watch schemes aim to share the responsibility for addressing speed related offending between the community, the police and other agencies. Schemes will consist of active members of the local community joining together to monitor speed at selected locations with speed monitoring equipment. Volunteers will receive the appropriate training supported by local Beat Managers, Police Community Support Officers, Special Constables and the Road Policing Unit.

Maybe this is something else for Rush Hill ?

Thursday, 30 August 2007

Sulis Meadows Adoption (Part 2)

The council is still awaiting a response from Bill Heaney at Crest, last time it took a letter from Don Foster MP to get things moving, lets hope it is just August and we will have something positive to announce in September.

Thursday, 23 August 2007

Allotments at rear of Bloomfield Drive

It looks like there will again be no money for the allotments at the rear of Bloomfield Drive, sometimes know as Corston View or Stirtingale Farm. It is disappointing when only something between £5,000-£10,000 is required, and there clear is a demand that nothing is happening.

There is now no free spaces for this allotment with 23 people already on the waiting list, this despite it not being advertised.

We are looking to see if some of the money from the Clark's development can be used to open the allotments for next year.

Steve and Nigel would welcome any resident's views.

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Upgrade for the Surgery in Sulis Meadows

The doctors at Combe Down have made a planning application to expand the surgery in Sulis Meadows, this is something Steve and Nigel support. A previous application was refused as it means the loss of the house at East Lodge, Sulis Manor Road.

We have a shortage of housing in Bath, but with the extra housing at Clark's, St. Martin's and Burnt House we have a lot of extra housing in Odd Down, and if it means less visits to the surgery in Combe Down then that must be a good thing.

If you wish to comment:

Ward: Odd Down App Ref: 07/02379/FUL
Parish: N/A
Registered: 7th August 2007 Expiry Date: 2nd October 2007
Location: East Lodge Sulis Manor Road Odd Down Bath BA2 2AL
Grid Ref: (E)373488 - (N)161662 LB Grade: N/A
Proposal: Change of use from residential (Use Class C3) to clinical medical (Use Class D1)
Officer: Neil Harvey
Applicant: Combe Down Surgery

Representations on this application should be made in writing to Development Control, Trimbridge House, Trim Street, Bath BA1 2DP. Alternatively representations can be made using the Planning Service pages of the Council’s website www.bathnes.gov.uk. All representation must arrive no later than the 14th September 2007.

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Roundabout Sponsorship Update

Planning permission for sponsorship has been granted to the roundabouts at the Red Lion in Odd Down and at the Odd Down Park and Ride in Bathavon West. The first was approved 7-3 and the second was approved when the Chair used his casting vote in favour after a 5-5 tied vote. All future applications for sponsored roundabouts will be considered individually on their own merits.

Steve and Nigel said

“Many Councils across the country have this sort of business sponsorship scheme for roundabout improvements – Bath and North East Somerset has been missing a trick for some time! I look forward to seeing the roundabouts when the landscaping improvements have been implemented.”

Old Fosse Road Traffic Calming Update(2)

We now have a start date, the council has published the following notice

BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET DISTRICT COUNCIL consequent upon the installation of traffic calming works and will be operative from the 3rd September 2007 for a maximum period of two months. However, the restriction may not be effected for the whole of the period but it is anticipated that the road will be closed as and when traffic signs are in position and only for so long as is necessary to execute the works which it is anticipated will be for FOUR WEEKS.

< This order is required because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the road consequent upon the installation of traffic calming worksand will be operative from the 3rd September 2007 for a maximum period of two months. However, the restriction may not be effected for the whole of the period but it is anticipated that the road will be closed as and when traffic signs are in position and only for so long as is necessary to execute the works which it is anticipated will be for FOUR WEEKS.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE – Wellsway, Frome Road.

Monday, 6 August 2007

Sulis Meadows Update

The council has heard nothing from Crest regarding the adoption of Sulis Meadows since May - We are trying to push things on again.