Sunday, 27 September 2009

Street Lights alongside the Link School

One of the lights is full of flies, we have asked for it to be cleared

Railings at Noad's Corner

We have asked the council to repair the railings at Noad's Corner, the junction of Bloomfield Road and Frome Road.

We are chasing up the repair of the railings at Clark's

Lamp Post Old Fosse Road


The lamp post at Old Fosse Gardens alleyway to Clark's has been vandalised, having reported it hopefully the council has got it fixed.

Trees at Mendip Gardens

Recently a couple of trees in Mendip Gardens were felled, these had tree preservation orders on them, as a result there is a requirement to undertake replacement planting during the coming planting season ( approximately November - February )

Bicycle racks - none

A quick review in Odd Down shows no cycle racks, except at St. Philip's Church. We have asked the council to sort this out

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Council meeting 1 October



The council is considering extra houses around Bath on the 1 October. The area around Sulis Meadows has been made the second choice

The comments are:

As a result of our analysis option 2 is not recommended as the preferred option.
The main challenge for this location is that it is predominantely located within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Potential ecological impacts and impact on the historic environment would need to be effectively mitigated. The more limited capacity at this location is also a key factor.

There will be if passed consultation from 19th October to 11th December 2009.

The papers are at http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/committee_papers/Council/CO091001/07Core%20Strategy%20Spatial%20Options.htm

Friday, 18 September 2009

Odd Down Community Association

We're pleased to announce that the new date for the Odd Down Centre first birthday celebration will be on Friday 13th November from7-9pm at the Odd Down Centre.
Preparations are underway and we hope the celebration will include food, a band and presentations from the groups who use the centre. There will also be a brief AGM and a special birthday cake.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

New venue for surgery

We are moving, we will be at St. Philip's institute on Frome Road from this Saturday.

With the Polish School moving to the Community Centre we can't operate at 10am any more.

Welcome to the Polish Community to Odd Down

Photo - of 10 years councillors surgery with Don Foster

Sunday, 6 September 2009

AWP - Mental Health Services

All NHS trusts have to foundation trusts, to do this they have to have members. Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership is having some meetings to explain what is going on.

Local mental health services - your chance to get involved

With one in four of us experiencing a mental health problem at any one time, mental wellbeing is everyone's business. Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP), which provides mental health and social care services for BANES, is planning to become an NHS Foundation Trust (FT).

Come and hear about our plans to run as an FT, share your views and sign up as a member. Members will help influence how we could improve our services. Anyone over 16 can become a member, whether a user of AWP's services, the carer of a service user, or simply if you care about mental wellbeing.

The closest meeting to us is

Saturday 19 September, St Luke's Church Centre, Bath: 1pm to 8pm

Transition Towns Bath

There is a motion to Full council on Thursday about Transition Towns, we shall be supporting it.

Over the next few decades, oil and other carbon fuel production will decline, and prices will rocket. We have to make the transition between an oil-fuelled economy to one existing on a fraction of our current usage. The path between the two could be a gradual and well-planned transition towards a different but positive life, or oil shocks, chaos and collapse. The choice is ours.

Bath has a movement http://www.transitionbath.org.uk/

Saga of missing bins


We have looked at this before on the blog the saga of missing bins. We have seen 3 on our rounds. The bin at the top Rush Hill has not been replaced, while aslo there is one missing outside of Culverhay School, they normally get heavy use !

Also one missing in Kingsway next to the bus stop in Ambleside Road

Saturday, 5 September 2009

We Need Your Help To Improve Health and Wellbeing In Your Neighbourhood

The PCT is running an event

When: 8th September 7pm - 9pm Where: Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution, Queens Square, Bath.

EMail events@banes-pct.nhs.uk for details