Monday, 30 June 2008
- Youth provision and investment
- Parking and obstruction issues around St Philips School and Neighbouring roads
- Bus routes / timings
Thursday 16th October 2008 at St Phillips School Hall from 18:30hrs
The comment from the council is:
"numerous issues need to be resolved, some of which must be agreed first with the Land Registry"
Unfortunately, still some way to go.
Sunday, 29 June 2008
Still no sign of the youth workers promised by the council. They are still to be appointed.
We have an online petition http://www.ourcampaign.org.uk/playareas
We will keep you posted !
Monday, 23 June 2008
The council officers have provided this answer.
"First Bus only payments they receive in respect of bus service 14 are for the last few trips in each direction late at night, which run with service number 714 to distinguish them from the others. This particular contract ends in 2009."
We received this from one of the Council's Officers
Re: Pedestrian Crossing Installation
I’m writing to inform you that the second phase of works to install the new pedestrian crossing is to start on site on Wednesday 25th June.
The works will involve the following:
1. Install detector loops into the highway,
2. Burn off the existing crossing markings and replace with the new layout,
3. Remove the existing beacon and posts,
4. Install the new signal heads.
The works are scheduled to last approximately 2 weeks from starting.
Saturday, 21 June 2008
Sunday, 15 June 2008
We have issued this following press release
For immediate release:
Concern over height of office block
Odd Down Councillors Nigel Roberts and Steve Hedges are raising concerns about the new Clark’s office building with the Council. Residents in surrounding streets are not happy about the visual impact of the new offices that dominate the skyline.
Councillor Nigel Roberts commented:
“When you look up from the surrounding roads, this new building dominates the skyline. I believe it looks too tall and residents have expressed the same concerns to me, especially in a world heritage city."
Cllr Steve Hedges added
“There is supposed to be a landscaping scheme for the site, but I find it difficult to see what can be done to reduce the visual impact of such a big building.
“We have contacted the Council's planning department to inform them of our concerns and our residents’ concerns over the height of the building and we are waiting the outcome of their investigations.”
"I am going to take part as we always do every year, it is challenge, but something we all need to do "
Cllr Nigel Roberts.
Bike Week is the UK's annual promotion of cycling with the aim to get more people on their bikes. The week also encourages people to consider cycling to work as an alternative to commuting by car and to reduce the number of unnecessary short car journeys.
FREE Bike Breakfast
Wednesday 18th June 8:00-9:30am
Breakfasts will be available in Bath, Keynsham and Radstock for cyclists.
A range of delicious breakfasts will be served (depending on venue) including pastries, egg and bacon rolls, and hot or cold drinks. FREE breakfasts for all cycle commuters will be available at the following venues:KEYNSHAM - The Clock Tower Cafe
RADSTOCK - Tea & Trade Tea Rooms, Church Street
BATH - Abbey Square
This time good news, we received this email from the council's parks department who seem to have won the battle with the legal department. The sign is there ! It is just sad that things have taken so long.
- The Legal Agreement between the Council and the company seeking sponsors on our behalf (Marketing Force), has now been approved by the Council's Solicitor and is in the course of being completed.
- Agreement has been reached between Environmental Services (Parks) and Planning over amended landscaping works and Planning have agreed that signage may be installed in advance of planting.
- Two roundabouts now have sponsors in place and final preparations are taking place in advance of the signs going up later this week. These are the Odd Down Park & Ride and Midsomer Norton Tesco roundabouts. Tree and bulb planting will take place in the early Autumn.
- The further 3 roundabouts for which advertising permission is in place (Odd Down Red Lion, London Road East (A46 bypass) and Bathford / Sally in the Woods) will shortly have signs going up inviting people to contact Marketing Force.
- We will consider during the summer how to proceed with further sponsorship opportunities, including the newly detrunked section of the A4.
Monday, 9 June 2008
Sunday, 8 June 2008
In a walk about with the neighbourhood cleansing manager we looked at the parking bays, which are the responsibility of Somer HCT. We have asked for the council to look at enforcement action.
It remains our view that the play areas need to be returned to the council.
Our petition is http://ourcampaign.org.uk/playareas