Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Changes to the bus service - 14

First are going to change the 14 on Saturdays from every 7/8 minutes between 08.00-14.00 to every 15 minutes

Pultney View Estate

The council has been in touch with the developers for quite a while about the adoption of the estate since 2006. The lawyers have talked to each other in February hopefully will now get moving.

Which will be first Sulis Meadows or Pultney View

Avon and Somerset Police miss out on £12million of funding

Bath MP Don Foster has slammed the Government after discovering that Avon and Somerset Constabulary is losing out on £12m of funding per year – the equivalent of around 300 new police officers.

Each year the Government calculates how much funding each force should receive, then applies dampening mechanisms which effectively remove millions of pounds from some areas. Avon and Somerset is one of the worst affected forces in England, with only three forces losing out on more money.

Commenting, Don said, “It is simply outrageous that our local police force is so underfunded. The Government itself admits that Avon and Somerset police should get £12 million more than they do.

“This equates to over 300 new officers on the beat, who could be protecting local residents and catching criminals.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Kingsway pot holes

Pot holes when marked up are supposed to be sorted out within 28 days.

As the pot holes in Kingsway have not yet been done, we have asked the council when these are going to be filled in.

Old Fosse Road Update March 2009

We have asked the officers to look at some speed counts between the humps.

There is a suggestion for a build up at the junction with Barrow Road, and/or a change in priority at the junction, this would mean traffic would have to slow at this point.

Please let us have your views.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Same Day Collection

We hav received this email about the changes in Waste Collection

Waste Day Change 8th June 2009

The Council is changing the waste collection day for households throughout the district from Monday 8th June 2009. The rubbish, recycling, cardboard and garden waste will all be collected on the same day of the week – although the cardboard and garden waste service will remain fortnightly.

This change is in direct response to residents who want a more convenient waste collection service and the need to increase recycling rates to meet the Council’s key priority of addressing the causes and effects of climate change.

Every household will receive notice of their new collection day in the post about 2 weeks before the changes take place. There may be small areas where it is not possible for us to make these changes for logistical reasons, but the vast majority of households will be covered by these changes.

To increase awareness of the change amongst residents, we have set up a webpage on the public website – - dedicated to explaining the change, which also contains a number of Frequently Asked Questions.

Please email us if you are aware of any streets in your ward saying where and why waste collections on the same day may be difficult – or if you have any queries about the Waste Day Change in relation to your local community.

The officer is email = Kate_Hobson at BATHNES.GOV.UK

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Works outside of Fullers Earth

We have had this from one of the council's officers

The main construction work for the Odd Down Bus Lane is to start on 16th March and programmed to take 12 weeks to complete. However, to accommodate a number of ecological and archaeological constraints it has been necessary to undertake some preparatory work in advance of the main construction. The preparatory work includes removal of the screen planting adjacent to the roundabout together with portions of the existing boundary hedge on the Fosseway to a temporary holding area within the Odd Down Park & Ride site. The intension being to transplant the screening trees and hedge alongside the new bus lane during the coming autumn period. Supplementary planting will also be undertaken.

The recently erected fencing defines the temporary working area required by our contractors to undertake the construction works. On completion of the contract and reinstatement of the agricultural land this fencing will be removed.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Old Smiles building

This is what we think is happening to the old smiles building the location is not clear

Ward: Odd Down App Ref: 09/00378/FUL
Parish: N/A
Registered: 25th February 2009 Expiry Date: 22nd April 2009
Location: Martin McColls Upper Bloomfield Road Odd Down Bath BA2 2RX
Grid Ref: (E)373683 - (N)162401 LB Grade: N/A
Proposal: Change of use of existing shop (Use class A1) to takeaway/shop (Use Class A5/A1) and erection of external plant (roof adjacent Frome Road)
Officer: Chris Beak