Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Thursday, 20 December 2012

PACT meeting April 2013

The next Odd Down PACT meeting will be 23rd April 2013 at St. Philips Church Hall.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Free warmer home check-ups for elderly and disabled

A brand new service provider funded by Bath & North East Somerset Council offering practical supporting elderly, disabled people of any age, and vulnerable people to support them to live in warm, safe, and secure homes is offering free home check-ups in the run-up to Christmas and into the New Year.

West of England Care is now providing Home Improvement Agency services to residents in partnership with the Council in an initiative funded by the Department of Health. They offer practical help services such as small repairs, minor home adaptations and housing related advice including support to make choices about where to live.

West of England Care; Repair can help on most housing issues from repairing a leaking tap, to replacing a bath with a walk-in shower to re-wiring your house.

Residents can also find out more about help available to keep warm at home and prepare for severe winter weather by contacting the Council Home Energy Team on 0800 082 2234.

Advice and support on applying for grants and benefits for housing work and help fundraise for clients on low incomes is also available on 0300 323 0700 or visit www.wecr.org.uk

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Households in Bath retain weekly bin collections thanks to Government scheme

Don Foster, Liberal Democrat MP for Bath has welcomed the news that 73,993 homes in Bath and North East Somerset will have their weekly waste and recycling services safeguarded thanks to a new scheme from the Coalition Government.
One of 85 Councils to benefit from the Weekly Collection Support Scheme, Bath and North East Somerset Council will receive £2,185, 082 to support weekly waste and recycling collections, reward environmental improvements in the community and increase recycling levels.
Commenting, Dave Dixon, Liberal Democrat Councillor and B&NES Council Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods welcomed the news:
“Bath and North East Somerset Council genuinely had a choice as to whether or not to move to fortnightly waste collections.
“As a result of this funding we have been able to stick by our commitment to not alter waste and recycling collections over the next four years. This ties in very well with the contract end dates with our current operators.”

Works at Bear Flat

There have been many complaints about the works at Bear Flat, connecting Bloomfield Road and Wellsway. One issue has been the sight lines due to the old toilet block, something is going to be done. 

Ward: Lyncombe App Ref: 12/04990/REG03
Registered: 22nd November 2012 Expiry Date: 17th January 2013
Location: Former Public Toilets Bloomfield Road Bloomfield Bath
Grid Ref: (E)374589 - (N)163776 LB Grade: N/A
Proposal: Infilling of existing toilets and associated ground works to meet vehicle visibility requirements. (Revised proposal)
Officer: Alice Barnes
Applicant: B&NES Council Agent: Property Services (Bath & NE Somerset
Council)