Sunday, 30 January 2011
Saturday, 29 January 2011
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
We are pleased that is going to happen, but we are still waiting for Kingsway to be re-surfaced as well.
"SCHEME: Introduction of No Waiting At Any Time restriction, Frome Road, Bath. In relation to the new Sainsburys.The above scheme is being progressed as part of the Parking Services programme of works. I include a copy of the plan showing the details of the proposals. "
The plans can be seen at http://www.odddownlibdems.org.uk/finalplanJanuary2011.jpg
Monday, 24 January 2011
Just a reminder that the deadline for 'representations' on the draft core strategy is 3rd February 2011.
Here is the link to the core strategy page on the council website: http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/environmentandplanning/planning/localdevelopmentscheme/pages/corestrategy.aspx
Please note that comments at this stage must be "restricted to issues of soundness and legal compliance (either to challenge or support)". Please refer to this link which has the guidance notes explaining how this works:
And here is a link to the response form, for reference:
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
We have received this press release, we are pleased about the outcome expecting ill patients to go to the BRI is too much, parking is awful as well as the extra distance to travel. Parking there is far worse than the RUH.
Surgical treatment for complex gynaecological cancers will continue to be provided at the RUH following new government guidance on “service reconfiguration” a B&NES Council panel heard yesterday.
Liberal Democrat Councillors and Don Foster MP have been campaigning since 2007 against a proposal to move treatment to the United Hospital in Bristol.
Service changes are now subject to a ‘four tests’ process, brought in by the new government, rather than the ‘substantial variation’ test which was previously considered and invoked by Councillors on the Council’s health panel. Under the new tests it has been decided that the reconfiguration proposal should not be progressed.
Councillor Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst (Liberal Democrat, Newbridge) commented:
“I am delighted by the decision by NHS B&NES not to pursue the changes to the gynae cancer service. We have always argued that there would be no benefit to patients in moving surgical treatment to Bristol and the plans were fiercely opposed by patient groups.
“The solution which has been adopted means that the staff at the RUH and the UHB will work together in a joint multi-disciplinary team. This should mean that patients get the best of both worlds – access to a larger and more specialised team whilst still being able to access treatment at their local hospital. There is a proven track record with this system already being used following a review of head and neck cancer services. Patients are extremely happy with the service.”
Don Foster MP also welcomed the announcement, adding:“We have supported campaigners who did not wish to see this service moved from the start. The RUH provides an excellent service to the local area and I am delighted that surgical treatments will continue to be provided in Bath. ”
Sunday, 16 January 2011
Saturday, 15 January 2011
What is annoying, as you can see from the picture, the hole is next a recent patch. We have asked the Conservative Councillor in charge of highways several times, all the patching is not work, why don't just re-tarmac the road ?
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
What a surprise B&NES declined to comment
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
We have put out the following press relase, it doesn't seem to make sense to us, that residents can see roads that are gritted but can't get there ! Why not let residents groups have grit to help people get around.
The recent wintry weather has again highlighted the need for more grit bins to be available for residents to use, according to Liberal Democrat Councillors in Bath.
Snow and ice before Christmas made the roads and pavements in many residential areas dangerously slippery to use or even impassable. In some cases the main roads, only a short distance away, were clear, but conditions in side roads prevented residents from getting out.
Councillor Dine Romero (Liberal Democrat, Southdown) has previously tried to use some of her Councillor ward ‘allowance’ to provide extra grit bins for Southdown but was prevented from doing so by Council policy.
Councillors are now calling on the Council to change its policy towards residential grit bins and gritting to (1) encourage more grit bins and community action to keep pavements and residential roads clear and (2) to investigate the use of gritting wheelbarrows and where these can be located and looked after.
Councillor Romero said:
“This policy has prevented residents from having grit bins in areas where they are needed and is clearly nonsense. This winter is the second in a row which has seen severe cold snaps and all the signs are that this trend will continue.
“Having more grit bins available to residents would enable them to work together to clear their residential streets. This would be good news for community spirit as well as for the economy and the hospitals which would have fewer broken bones and twisted ankles to deal with!”
Councillor Nigel Roberts (Liberal Democrat, Odd Down) added:
“I have been contacted by a local resident about the possibility of getting gritting wheelbarrows for residents’ use. If these were left with neighbourhood watch coordinators they would be safe and would spread the correct amount of grit, as it is difficult to spread grit evenly when using a spade. In the long run, a supply of gritting wheelbarrows could save money and this alternative suggestion should also be investigated.”
Monday, 10 January 2011
Friday, 7 January 2011
Tuesday, 4 January 2011
We have just received this from the council.I write to notify you of the Authorities intention to close Old Fosse Road this Friday the 7th of January between 9.30am and 3.30pm to undertake urgent carriageway repairs.
Following the recent thaw after the prolonged cold spell a number of areas of carriageway at Old Fosse Road have been affected (see attached example) and are in need of permanent repair, further to some temporary emergency works already undertaken.
Temporary road signs are to be installed tomorrow morning to advise residents and highway users of the intended road closure.