Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Roundabouts - planting(2)

We have been told that the whole roundabout has now been sprayed, so the grass will die off over the next week or two, before planting the seeds

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Trees in Ambleside Road - near bus stop

We have contacted the council regarding the trees near the 17 stop over bus stop

These trees were inspected in October 2009 and routine works were carried out following on from this inspection. They are programmed to be inspected every 3 years so are due to be inspected next year. I have seen the bark wound and it was been recorded at the last inspection, and was taken into account when specifying the works carried out. Whilst a wound such as this is not good for the tree, the tree can grow quite well with the wound for many years.

Banwell Road Pot Holes

The council defines a pot holes as

"A pothole is a sharp edged depression in the carriageway greater than 30mm deep. The severity of a pothole is determined by the risk it poses to road users. This is difficult to judge since all potholes present some risk. Potholes should be reported immediately to Council Connect. " Obviously these potholes are less than 30 mm deep, but they are an issue. When cars and buses go over they cause a noise, and they are getting any better, that is why something needs to be done

Pennyquick Closes - 16th May for 3 days

The council is planning to close Pennyquick for a while - might make Rush Hill quiet for a while

Notice is hereby given that the Bath and North East Somerset Council in pursuance of the provisions of section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended intends to make an order the effect of which will be to close temporarily to vehicles that length of Pennyquick, extending from its junction with Newton Road to its junction with Clays End Road.

This order is required because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the road consequent upon carriageway resurfacing and will be operative from the 16th May 2011 for a maximum period of six months. However, the restriction may not be effected for the whole of the period but it is anticipated that the road will be closed as and when traffic signs are in position and only for so long as is necessary to execute the works which it is anticipated will be for THREE DAYS.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTEPennyquick (unaffected part), A4 Bristol Road, A36 Lower Bristol Road, A367 (Wells Road, Wellsway), A3062 Frome Road, Rush Hill, Whiteway Road.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Roundabouts - planting

This is what the council is suggesting, please give us your thoughts

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Bus Service Changes

Bath – Peasedown – Radstock – Midsomer Norton – Wells
Bath – Peasedown - Midsomer Norton – Keynsham - Bristol

Sunday daytime 173 service will run commercially. Sunday evening 173 supported journeys will no longer operate between Midsomer Norton and Wells. These journeys operate between Bath and Midsomer Norton only and are re-numbered 178.

Bank Holiday timetable operates as Sunday timetable. All journeys are supported.

Oldfield Park Station

We re asking First Great Western whether there is a regular satrting palce for the replacement bus service for Oldfield Park Station, as it is confusing often going from different places

Wansdyke Path

We continue to speak to the officers about the state of the Wansdyke Path, helped by a local resident. This is complicated by the Wansdyke being an ancient Scheduled monument, but the council has a duty to maintain footpath its own, something needs to happen.

White lines at Junctions in Kingsway

We have asked for white lines at the junction in Marsden Road and Ambleside Road and Ambleside Road and Edgeworth Road. Several residents have said that some car drivers are confuse about the correct right of way.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Georginan View pot holes

There are a large number of potholes in Georgian View, it re-inforces our view that it would save time and money if the whole of Kingsway was re-surfaced. In next years plan for road works the area again has been missed out, if this had been the centre of Bath where the tourists are would it have been different ?

Sainsbury's Odd Down

Progress is being made for the store to open, yesterday was a taster day. You can read more here


They have chosen as their charity Freewheelers http://www.freewheelers.org.uk/ as it says on the web site

Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service is a registered charity and winner of the Queen's Award For Voluntary Service, which provides an out-of-hours emergency motorcycle courier service to hospitals in the South West of England.