Monday, 31 May 2010

Pictures of the clean up

Thank to the trainee youth workers for organising the clean up, we had a lot of fun and helped clean up around Vernham Grove play area, removing about 10 bags of rubbish.

Community clear up

Thank to the trainee youth works for organising the clean up, we had a lot of fun and helped clean up around Vernham Grove play area, removing about 10 bags of rubbish.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Police - theft of scrap metal

There is a current spate of thefts of metal…particularly lead, copper, alloys ( car wheels, alloy bicycles, farm gates etc are all vulnerable). Rural churches are going to be particularly vulnerable as this spate continues……..

These crimes are not victimless, and are having a huge impact on local communities, with criminals often targeting schools and places of worship in order to steal lead from roofing. Such premises have subsequently suffered significant water damage, as the theft has not been initially evident. Other instances include several thefts of farm gates, allowing livestock to escape, and items that have caused a danger to the public such as manhole covers, cabling from live systems, and rail track. Some small local manufacturing businesses have suffered significant financial loss, resulting from their newly fabricated high value specialist products being stolen purely to realize the metal content value.

We need our community to be vigilant and report suspicious activity, particularly people seen on roofs. Churches, old buildings and construction sites are particularly vulnerable. Please can you keep an eye on any such premises in your area. Thefts are happening at all times of the day and night. We need to catch these criminal in the act!!

Community clean up 29th May

The Youth workers at the community centre in Odins Road are organising a clean up

Fed up with the mess around our community? Why not come and help us clean it up on…


Followed by a Community BBQ

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Council News - Pest Control

We have been told about:

"In accordance with the agreed Council budget for 2010/11 the Council's Pest Control Service will be introducing charges for domestic treatments from 7 June 2010. This nominal charge is £15 plus VAT per treatment."

Please let us know if there any issues.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Noad's corner traffic lights being jumped

Residents have told us that the red lights at Noad's corner are being jumped, we have spoken to the local police.

Secondary school consultation - public meeting dates set

The council has formally announced the information on the secondary schools review. In Odd Down this has two big issues, whether Culverhay goes co-ed and the sixth form for St Gregory's.

We have long supported Culverhay going co-ed as the best option for the school.

Else where it could mean St. Mark's and Oldfield Girls School closing and re-opening as one school.

The dates for the public meetings, which form part of Bath & North East Somerset Council's Secondary school consultation, have now been set.

The meetings form part of the wider consultation where parents, teachers and pupils have the chance to have their say on proposals outlined in Bath and North East Somerset Council's Secondary Review.

Dates for public meetings are as follows:


Date Venue Time

Tuesday 11 May Wellsway School 7pm

Tuesday 18 May Broadlands School 7pm

Wednesday 26 May St Keyna Primary School 7pm


Date Venue Time

Tuesday 12 May St Mark's C of E school 7pm

Wednesday 19 May Oldfield School 7pm

Thursday 20 May Culverhay School 7pm

Tuesday 25 May Guildhall, Brunswick Room 7pm


  • Consultation – began on 31 March 2010 and will end 28 May 2010

  • Decision on proposals – Cabinet will make a decision on the proposal on 21July 2010.

How to give feedback on the proposals

Consultation booklets which give details of the proposals have been distributed to all schools and also to wider stakeholders in Bath and Keynsham and are available online. Everyone with an interest in the education of our young people can comment on the proposals by email, letter or online. For more information visit and navigate to the School Consultation documents through the have your say section on the homepage.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

We now have the results of the traffic survey carried out in Upper Bloomfield Road, to the south of Odins Road. They are as follows;

South bound

85th %ile speed 25.3 mph. Sunday recorded a slightly higher speed of 27.5 mph.

North bound

85th %ile speed 27.6 mph. Again Sunday recorded a slightly higher speed of 28.2

As the speeds are lower than 30 mph then this mean that the council won't propose any further action.