Sunday, 30 March 2008
We have been chasing up the council for months, finally having lost patience we asked a question at full council. It is sad that it has to come to this.
Question for Council, 21st February 2002Question from Councillor Nigel Roberts
The bin at the top of Bloomfield Drive, the junction with Frome Road, has been missing for many months, please could the Executive Member tell the residents when it is going to be replaced?
The litter bin will be replaced this week, before the Council Meeting. We have increased the budget for new and replacement bins by making efficiency savings elsewhere.
Saturday, 29 March 2008
This bus shelter is owned and maintained by Clearchannel (Adshel). I will be contacting Clearchannel to advise them that it has been damaged and to request the replacement of the pane. It should be replaced within 28 days
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Friday, 21 March 2008
We are running a consultation, to see if those that live in area would like to see a change.
Th e previous consultation th e majority of respondents said they wanted buses to remain in Bloomfield Drive and not to have yellow lines to help the buses pass, due to current problem s of parking - There are two new suggestions and the option of remaining as things are now. Please indicate your view.
That buses go along Bloomfield Drive one way and return to town the other way through Bloomfield Road, or along Bloomfield Road and return via Bloomfield Drive.
The other option is this route is followed by every second bus, the rest following the current
route. This would mean it is less likely for buses to meet in Bloomfield Drive
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
The recommendation of the report for Bath are below:
Retain Beechen Cliff School and Hayesfield Technology College as single sex boys and girls 11-18 schools with co-educational post 16 provision.
Retain St. Gregory’s Catholic as an 11-16 co-educational Catholic school.
Retain Ralph Allen as a co-educational 11-18 school.
Consult on closing Culverhay and re-opening the school as a new 11-18 co-educational Community school or Academy on the current site. This would address the issue of parental demand for a higher number of coeducational places.
Consult on the closure of St Mark’s Church of England and Oldfield schools and opening a new 11-18 co-educational Church of England school in the north of the city. The consultation should determine the site for the school. This would address the issue of parental demand, and also factors including the high number of places at Oldfield which are currently filled by South Gloucestershire students.
Saturday, 15 March 2008
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
Sunday, 9 March 2008
BAPP are well advanced in sorting take over of the youth club, and will be looking for the building to be used by the community.
It appears that we will be getting some detached youth work, although it will be shared with Foxhill, 17 hours in total per week. This compares with the four sessions that ran in the youth club before the cuts.
We would like to thank Alan Bain who is making many things happen, without his enthusiasm things wouldn't be happening.
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
Monday, 3 March 2008
This will be paid once the development is 50% The council has recently undertaken a site check regarding numbers and the 50% figure had at that time not been passed. There are a number of unoccupied and nearly complete properties and the council is due to make a further check shortly. If the occupation level has reached 50% the council will write to remind the developer of there obligations under the section 106 agreement.
We are committed that as the money is for community facilities in the Odd Down area, that local people will have a say in spending the money.
Sunday, 2 March 2008
Tesco have applied for a licence to sell alcohol at their new convenience food store in Englishcombe Lane from 6am to 11pm. Southdown Councillors have been asking residents what they thought and have had almost universal concern about the length of time.
Alcohol is now being sold from so many stores and outlets often at discount and in promotions - is it any wonder that we have a binge drinking problem in society.
We need to start restricting sales both in terms of outlets and length of hours and discounts and promotions should certainly not be allowed.