Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Pot hole report

We have reported the pothole Old Fosse Road and Barrow Road

Please let us know of others

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Weather update from the council

This can be seen here

http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/news/Pages/SevereWeatherUpdates.aspx

Part of this is reproduced below

Highways and Car Parks

All the main roads are passable with care and the CCTV pictures in Bath show that drivers are coping with the conditions. However conditions on side roads, minor roads and untreated surfaces such as footways and footpaths are particularly difficult. We would urge all pedestrians and drivers to exercise due care in these conditions.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

St Gregory's Six Form

Formal Consultation on Opening a Sixth Form at St Gregory’s: 6 Dec 2010 – 10 Jan 2011

In September 2009, the governing body of St Gregory’s conducted a consultation on a proposal to open a sixth form. The proposal was prompted by parental demand and Government policy which encouraged outstanding schools to expand and spread their ethos by opening sixth forms. A comprehensive consultation exercise was carried out between 1 September and 21 October 2009. A summary of the evidence from the consultation was presented to the governing body on 5 November 2009. There was clear support for the proposal from parents, staff, students, primary partners and the local authority. The Trustees of Clifton Diocese welcomed the consultation process and recognised that large numbers of students in the Diocese do not access any kind of Catholic Christian provision post-16. The governing body voted unanimously to proceed with the proposal. (The original consultation document and a summary of the evidence presented to governors can be found on the College website www.st-gregorys.bathnes.sch.uk under Sixth Form Consultation).

Monday, 13 December 2010

Good news for Bath schools

There is now a major investment for schools in Bath through the Pupil Premium.

In its first year the programme will target £625m extra funding to the poorest children in school, with this figure rising to £2.5bn each year, by the end of this Parliament.

In year one, every school is guaranteed an extra £430 from the Government for every child on free school meals and every looked-after child.

In Bath and North East Somerset could mean around 976,000 pounds in extra cash.

Commenting, Don Foster MP for Bath said: "For years, Labour told us that children in just one or two London boroughs were worth more than children here in Bath. That was a disgrace and we're bringing it to an end.

"The premium gives Headteachers in Bath the freedom to use the money how they want, in the ways they know work - not how politicians in Whitehall tell them to."

"By helping some of the most disadvantaged children, we can help whole classes work together better and move forward faster. This is great news for children, parents and teachers alike."

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Don Foster MP in action in Parliament - for football fans

As football fans this bill makes common sense, pleased that Don Foster is moving it

http://www.bathlibdems.org.uk/news/000380/don_foster_mp_for_bath_introduces_the_safe_standing_bill.html

Monday, 6 December 2010

Culverhay School closure - latest(3)


Steve and Nigel Have signed a request for the Conservative Cabinet to re-consider their decision to close Culverhay School

http://www.thisisbath.co.uk/news/Lib-Dem-Labour-councillors-delay-Culverhay-decision/article-2974785-detail/article.html

"The Conservative Executive has yet again come to a badly flawed decision on Culverhay. The fault lies entirely with the way they have handled the secondary school review consultation process from the start.

latest Fuller's earth Saga

http://www.thisisbath.co.uk/news/Recycling-firm-site-owner-wins-High-Court-battle-council/article-2973354-detail/article.html