Sunday, 27 March 2011

Speed bumps in Sulis Meadows

We have asked the council to have a look at the speed bump at the Junction of Sulis Manor Road and Wellway Park in Sulis Meadows one of the edging stones looks loose

Crossing in Wellsway

One thing we have been concerned for a while is the crossing on the Wellsway. The bus stop was quite close to the crossing so if a bus stopped the cross was obscured. There is little that can be done now to improve that situation.

We were also worried about the light the council has looked at this and this is their response.

"issued a works order to Siemens to install longer hoods on all 6 lenses from the one direction, which they should hopefully do for us tomorrow. "

Friday, 25 March 2011

Culverhay - survey

To support the need for Culverhay to go co-ed the Culverhay Action Group is running a survey

Would you consider sending your child to a new co-educational Free School on the Culverhay site?

A ‘Free School’ is fundamentally the same as an Academy; funded directly by central government and accountable to central government, but with more input from parents and the community. It has the same legal requirements as Academies and would enjoy the same flexibilities to help deliver an excellent education and drive up standards. It would be ‘Free’ in the sense that it would be, like Academies, free from local authority control.

Our co-educational Free School will look and feel just like a normal school. It will be fully inclusive and we will ensure that it is at the hub of our community, offering adult education, evening classes, keep fit activities, school holiday children’s club and any other services that the community requests.

Please show your support for a new Co-Ed school on the Culverhay site by completing this survey, adding any other activities that you would like offered.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Odins Road Play area - grant application

Somer have bid for a grant for the play area, here is the details

As the Community Initiatives Officer I am currently looking at all the Play Areas that Somer Community Housing Trust own across Bath & North East Somerset and this particular one stands out as in desperate need of some TLC. It could become a well used and loved play space for all the community to use but instead at the moment initial consultations indicate that parents and carers do not want to use it for some of the reasons already mentioned. Somer have a limited budget which has to stretch across 21 play areas and I feel that this one would benefit from an extra boost that this fund could provide. I have only just heard about this opportunity (5pm deadline day) hence why I am applying at such late notice! However I know that the local community would support and be behind this bid. Thank You for considering Odins Road Play Area.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Street lights Somerdale Avenue

The council is aware of the fault. The problem is with western power. The council has passed the details to them last Wednesday. They have their own time scales to fix faults and are obliged to fix faults like this within 25 days.

20A/20C new timetable

With money from Sainsbury's it was all the council asked for to solve the problems.

There have been some upgrades to the 20A/20C - we have uploaded them here

Please let us know if you have any comments

Please find below a summary of how bus services will be affected during road resurfacing works on the Wellsway A367 at Odd Down in Bath during the week commencing 21st March. The road closure will be in place from 7pm until approximatley 6am the following morning.

Whilst the closure is in place buses will not service the stops at Mendip Gardens, Oolite Grove and The Beeches in Odd Down.

Apart from these stops, bus services will only be significantly effected on Monday evening

41 Odd Down Park & Ride service

On Monday 21st March, the service will run at its scheduled times until 7pm. After 7pm the service will run every 30 minutes, leaving the city centre at 1900, 1930, 2000 and 2030.

178 Service

On Monday 21st March the following services will be severely diverted:

2115 from Bath (Wessex Connect)

2215 from Bath (Wessex Connect)

2305 from Bath (Wessex Connect)

2020 from Bristol (Wessex Connect)

2213 from Paulton (Wessex Connect)

2351 from Midsomer Norton (First)

These services will not be able to serve stops between Bath Bus Station and Radstock Victoria Hall (missing stops at Peasedown St John, Dunkerton and Odd Down).

From Bath, the service will divert via the A4, A39 and A37, picking up it's regular route at Radstock Victoria Hall.

For services heading in the opposite direction (towards Bath) the service will run direct to Bath from Radstock, Victoria Hall - via the A37, A39 and A4.

179 Service

On Monday 21st March the following trips will be effected:

2105 and 2300 from Bath

2203 from Midsomer Norton

To/From Bath via A39/A4


Midsomer Norton

Whilst the road closure is in place, these services will divert as shown on the map and will not serve all of its usual stops in Farmborough, Timsbury, Meadgate and Tunley.

Passengers in Farmborough should catch this service from the Butchers Arms.

Please note: buses heading towards Bath will serve the stop with the Green shelter; buses heading towards Midsomer Norton will serve the stop with the brick shelter.

Passengers in Timsbury should catch this service from the stops opposite the sports field on Bloomfield Road (the road heading towards Farmborough).

Please Note: buses heading towards Bath will serve the stop with the green shelter; buses heading towards Midsomer Norton will serve the stop on the same side as the cricket pitch.

Whilst the road closure is in place, the 179 service will not serve any of its usual stops between Timsbury and Bath City Centre.

Frome Road yellow lines removed

The council has published this Notice


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 extend the prohibition of waiting in a length of Frome Road, Odd Down, Bath and introduce prohibition of waiting in Sainsbury’s Access Road.

The future for Culverhay

The Department of Education have now released the new process and application forms. The Group will be working on our submission over the next few weeks to ensure we have a detailed and attraction offer ready for submitting by mid May. Visit our website where we will be posting regular updates on our progress.
Please can you continue to spread the word amongst your friends about Sirius Wood School and be sure to direct them to the website -, where they can complete the survey.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Siansbury's Odd Down taster

Date Saturday 2ND April
Venue St Philips & St James church hall
Time 11.00-15.00
We will have local suppliers tasting along with cooking demonstration from a member of the Try team.

We will also have a cat walk show and a variety of displays from the departments that will be in store. Our chosen charity partner will also be in attendance.
A great chance to meet the whole team and see what we will have to offer when we open.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Culverhay - last chance for Conservatives to get it right

Might be the last opportunity for the conservatives to get it right

The Chairman of the Children and Young People Overview & Scrutiny Panel, Councillor Sally Davis has asked that a meeting of the Panel takes place on Monday 21st March 2011 at 5.30pm in the Council Chamber, Guildhall, Bath to discuss the Call-in of Decision E2233 'Determination of Statutory Notice to close Culverhay School'.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

173 changes

There is a change to the 173

Service withdrawn on Sunday evenings and Public Holidays due to withdraw of subsidy
from Somerset County Council.

The public transport team have put out to tender a replacement for the withdrawn service
and are currently awaiting the results of this tender.

41 additional services

The 41 (P&R bus) will operate additionally on 6th March (Bath Half Marathon) and on 22nd April (Good Friday).