Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Waste update from the council

The council today said:

Council Refuse and recycling collection teams are working and collected from main roads this morning and will do from those side streets where pavements are not too icy later on. If residents' waste is not collected as scheduled today they are reminded to take it back off the pavement and put it out for next Tuesday's collection. The Council plans to catch up on those collections missed yesterday (Monday) later this week if conditions are suitable

Wards affected today:

BATHAVON WEST

CHEW VALLEY SOUTH

CLUTTON

FARMBOROUGH

HIGH LITTLETON

MENDIP

ODD DOWN

OLDFIELD

PAULTON

SOUTHDOWN

TIMSBURY

TWERTON

WESTMORELAND

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

holes in road in Kingsway again

We have had to complain again about holes in the road, surely it would be cheaper to have re-surfaced the whole road.

These were holes that had been patched before that were breaking up.

Ambleside Road/Marsden Road junction seems worse the worse

Don Foster MP comments on announcement of Public Inquiry into Bath Transportation package

“Right from the outset I have argued that more research was needed into these proposals. When I spoke at a Council meeting in September 2008 I expressed my concerns that this project had been tackled the wrong way round, and that consultation with residents had been far from adequate.


“However, the Council refused to listen to my concerns and is now faced with the real possibility of losing almost £60million. Had they gone about the task properly right from the start then we wouldn’t be in this situation.


“Congestion is a huge problem in Bath, what we need are some common sense solutions to deal with traffic issues in the city, such as prioritising getting our children on buses to school.”

Residents see red over blue bags

The blue bags for putting out cardboard waste, have come to Odd Down, well all over Odd Down, we have heard back from a number of residents without bags, if that is you call 394041.

We can't see how it can help, and what about the cost ?

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Forest of Avon

This organisation was support by the council, but recently funding was withdrawn, another cut with out thought by the current council, they planted over 1 million trees.

From the ashes has started a new organisation http://www.forestofavon.org.uk/ as a charitable trust.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Extra houses for Odd Down

To be even handed - we have received this regarding building on

"The Proposed New Neighbourhood in an Urban Extension to South/South West Bath: An opportunity to assess and discuss option SWB2 on the Odd Down plateau. Exhibition open on Friday 4th December and Tuesday 8th December 2009."

The land and the exhibition may be accessed off South Stoke Lane where there will be signage to direct you. The nearest bus stop is at the Cross Keys (Service Number13) followed by a walk down South Stoke Lane and thence along the private roadway as signed. Those from Odd Down and South Stoke will be familiar with access via the Public Footpath network, and for those arriving by car there will be plentiful parking space. You are recommended to bring appropriate footwear should you wish to look over the land.

Nick Clegg to hold town hall meeting in Bath

Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg is inviting the people of Bath to tell him what they think about fixing the economy and rebuilding trust in politics.

Bringing his series of ‘Nick Clegg meets…’ town hall meetings to Bath on Thursday 7th January, Nick Clegg will discuss with local people the issues that matter most to them.

Chaired by local MP Don Foster the meeting is open to everyone to attend to ask any question to Nick Clegg they would like. The meeting will be held at St Michael’s Without, Broad Street from 6.30pm-7.45pm.

Upon becoming Leader in December 2007, Nick Clegg spoke of creating a new type of politics: open, accessible, and helpful in people’s everyday lives. This direct conversation with people is part of that people’s politics – no spin, no hand-picked audiences, and no planted questions.

People will soon be able to register for tickets at http://meet.nickclegg.com.

Nick Clegg said:

“I am looking forward to having a discussion with the people of Bath about problems they are facing and how together we can solve them.

“Since becoming leader of the Liberal Democrats I have travelled up and down the country listening to the concerns of thousands of people and families.

“It is now more important than ever for politicians to get out of Westminster and engage with people about how to rebuild our economy and restore trust in politics.”

Commenting further, Bath MP Don Foster said:

“I am sure that the residents of Bath will relish the opportunity to discuss the issues they care most about with Nick.

“I know that Nick will be interested to learn about the problems faced by people, like the need for improved public transport and the nuisance caused by urban gulls.”