Monday, 27 August 2012

Bloomfield Drive Yellow lines

The yellow lines for the junction of Bloomfield Drive and Frome Road have been approved by the Council, but due to an oversight weren't painted. This is to be corrected imminently.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Resurfacing in Kingsway - Ambleside Road, Canons Close, and Georgian View

This is the formal notice for re-surfacing in parts of  Kingsway

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 and suspend parking for the entire length of:

  • Ambleside Road, Canons Close, and Georgian View, Southdown.

This order is required because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the roads consequent upon a micro-asphalt carriageway resurfacing treatment and will be operative from the 1st September 2012 for a maximum period of four months. However, the restrictions may not be effected for the whole of the period but it is anticipated that the roads will be restricted 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 approximately 12 hours on any one day.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE – local diversions will be signed as appropriate

We will be pushing for the other roads to be re-surfaced, Edgeworth Road and Kingsfield. Marsden Road is postponed until next year.

Expansion of Odd Down Park and Ride

Construction Start for the Expansion of Odd Down Park & Ride Site as Part of the Bath Transportation Package

The council is due to enter contracts on the construction of the Odd Down Park & Ride expansions on the 6th August.  The contractor will be Alun Griffiths and construction is expected to commence at the end of August. Ground investigations may be carried out at the site earlier in the month.

The works are scheduled to be completed later in 2012. The Park & Ride site will continue to operate during construction, with the aim being to minimise any disruption to users.

The works will see the Park & Ride site expanded with 230 new spaces, resulting in a new capacity of 1,230 spaces.

Path Ambleside Road to Rush Hill

We have asked for the path from Rush Hill to Ambleside Road to be trimmed

Park and Ride Odd Down

A new 8 year contract for Park & Ride services on a net subsidy basis has been
awarded to First Somerset & Avon.

The service will include operation on all Sundays except for Easter Sunday.

The service will include operation on Good Friday, Easter Monday, early May Bank
Holiday, Spring Bank Holiday and Summer Bank Holiday, as well as weekday Bank
Holidays in lieu of Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day where those dates
fall on a weekend.

The service will include operation of all special event services, including the Bath Half Marathon and extra services, including evenings, provided at Christmas.

The service will operate using new diesel/electric hybrid powered double deck vehicles, fitted with leather seats, Wi-Fi Connectivity, and Real Time Information tracking that are due to commence service later in the year.

Recycling Depot Open Day

Recycling Depot Open Day
Ever wondered what happens to your recycling after we have collected it?
As part of the national Heritage Open Days, Bath and North East Somerset Council residents have a chance to see behind the scenes at the May Gurney Recycling Depot in Ashmead Lane, Keynsham BS31 1SX, during the morning of Saturday 8 September 2012. This is the depot where your weekly recycling is initially taken to be ‘bulked up’ before being sent to various places across the UK to be recycled into new products.
We will be offering four guided tours at 10am, 11am, 12 noon and 1pm.
You must book in advance – places limited to 20 each tour so book early. Contact Council Connect 01225 39 40 41
to find out more and book a place.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear sturdy enclosed shoes and wet weather gear if necessary, as part of the tour will be outside.