Saturday, 20 February 2010

St. Philips School numbers

At the moment St. Phillips is full, and is refusing pupils, we have received information from the council that says, they won't be doing anything about this, no extra classrooms, so much for parental choice

Licensed Premises - Alcohol licenses what to do if you have a problem

The law was changed in 2003 to allow review of places that sell alcohol, to allow residents to complain to the local council. The police also have this right, except when they complain the local council has to call a meeting to discuss what happens next, can mean the license is taken away.

Now that right has been extended to councillors

PACT priorities

Unfortunately this clashed with the budget council meeting, but the meeting decided

An Odd Down PACT Meeting took place on Tuesday 16th February 2010 at St Philips School. The following priorities were agreed at that meeting:
  • Provision of litter bins on Upper Bloomfield Road Area near The Green and Co-Op

  • Dog fouling in the area

  • Parking around Chelwood Drive, especially on Sunday afternoons during football matches
  • Sunday, 7 February 2010

    Bloomfield Rise North Pavement

    The pavement in this area has been badly broken up, we have reported to the council for repair

    Bloomfield Road, no right turn

    Another that will may affect Odd Down

    (BLOOMFIELD ROAD, BATH)

    (PROHIBITION OF RIGHT HAND TURN) ORDER 201-


    NOTICE is hereby given that the Bath and North East Somerset Council proposes to make an order under provisions contained in the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended, the effect of which will prohibit any vehicle from making a right hand turn from Bloomfield Road, Bath into Wellsway.


    Full details of the proposal are contained in the draft order, which together with a map and a Statement of the Council’s Reasons for proposing to make the order may be inspected at Trimbridge House, Trim Street, Bath and at our offices below during normal office hours.


    Objections and representations with respect to the proposal, together with the grounds on which they are made must be sent in writing to the Traffic and Safety Team quoting the title of the scheme: (Bloomfield Road, Bath) (Prohibition of Right Hand Turn) Order 201-; and the reference PEV6263/TJ at the address below by 4th March 2010 . For any queries concerning this proposal please telephone 01225 394216. Please note that all representations received may be considered in public by the Council and that the substance of any representation together with the name and address of the person making it, could become available for public inspection.

    Bus Lane in Wellsway

    We have received this order

    (A367 WELLSWAY FROM MIDFORD ROAD TO FROME ROAD, BATH)

    (BUS LANE) ORDER 201-


    NOTICE is hereby given that the Bath and North East Somerset Council proposes to make an order under provisions contained in the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended, the effect of which will introduce a bus lane on that length of the A367 Wellsway southbound carriageway nearside lane which extends from a point 50 metres due south west of the extended western kerb line of Midford Road to a point 45 metres due north east of the centre of the Red Lion roundabout, a distance measured along the said length of road of approximately 162 metres.


    Full details of the proposal are contained in the draft order, which together with a map and a Statement of the Council’s Reasons for proposing to make the order may be inspected at Trimbridge House, Trim Street, Bath and at our offices below during normal office hours.


    Objections and representations with respect to the proposal, together with the grounds on which they are made must be sent in writing to the Traffic and Safety Team quoting the title of the scheme: (A367 Wellsway from Midford Road to Frome Road, Bath) (Bus Lane) Order 201-; and the reference PEV6265/TJ at the address below by 4th March 2010 . For any queries concerning this proposal please telephone 01225 394216. Please note that all representations received may be considered in public by the Council and that the substance of any representation together with the name and address of the person making it, could become available for public inspection.


    Leaf compost

    Previously the council was collecting leaves in Odd Down and then taking to into the centre of the city to create compost.

    We have now managed to get the council to put some at the allotments at Banwell Road, this saves time and effort as well as helping those on the allotments

    Schools re-organisation

    We have been told by the council

    The consultation documents are now being finalised and the formal consultation period will begin in Mid March and run through to 21st May 2010. During the period 19th April to 21st May open public meetings will be held in each school: Broadlands, Culverhay, Oldfield, St. Mark's and Wellsway and two additional meetings for those people who cannot make any of these meetings in The Guildhall and St Keyna Primary School.

    The issues that affect Odd Down are whether Culverhay goes co-ed and whether St. Gregory's is allowed a sixth form

    Wednesday, 3 February 2010

    Crossings on The Wellsways

    The council is proposing to put in crossing points lower down the Wellsway, the other side of the Red Lion Pub

    "The enhanced pedestrian crossing points are associated with the improved bus route works within the GBBN package, and also as a result of requests from residents living along the Wellsway who use the bus service to travel to and from Bath City Centre."

    Old Fosse Road

    We have had back the speed counts for Old Fosse Road

    The morning peak speeds on Sunday were high than the rest of the week (lighter traffic) and were as follows;
    South bound
    AM peak 34.6 mph PM peak 29.5 mph

    North bound
    AM peak 34.4 mph PM peak 28 mph

    The rest of the week AM peak for the north and south bound speeds varied (depending on the day)between 25.3 mph and 32.2 mph and PM peak varied between 28 mph and 30.7 mph.
    Unfortunately this doesn't suggest that the council will do much further traffic calming. We are still investigating what options we have to take things on further.

    Midford Road Closure

    The council has just told us

    "Urgent Temporary Road Closure of Midford Road, Bath, between its junction with Wellsway and Kempthorne Lane ( a total of approximately 100 metres) will be in place from Monday morning 8th February 2010 for approximately 5 days. The closure is to accommodate works required for the pedestrian crossing point enhancements currently underway."

    Sulis Meadows adoption

    It is official as of lunchtime, Sulis Meadows is finally adopted