Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Cycle tracking is taking shape

The council has grant of £141,000 to support the facilities around the track. This is in addition to the £1.2 million from Sainsbury's planning application. We are hoping that the council starts the consultation on what this looks like shortly

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Recycling (2)

Black plastics - The council have never accepted these through the green box, but what appears to have been happening is that some of the crews have been taking it when it has mistakenly been put out, but it has been disposed of as contamination further down the line. 
The council have been working with the crews to stop them taking it in the first place, so some residents are thinking that we have changed our service - we haven't, we don't have a market for black plastics.  It can't be recycled. 
It constitutes a contaminant when it gets to the reprocesses and gets rejected there. 

Counci Recycling (1)

NEW small electrical recycling collection starts 18 February 2013
Starting 18 February, we will collect small unwanted or broken electrical items from the homes of residents, as part of our weekly green box recycling collection service.
This new collection will make it easier and more convenient for residents to recycle even more of their waste, and save on trips to their local Recycling Centre. This new collection is being funded by a central government capital grant.
We will collect any small electrical item that has a plug or uses batteries. The items must be able to fit into an average size plastic carrier bag.
Suitable items for collection include:
  • Bedside lamps (please remove light bulbs and shades), blenders, kettles, calculators, cameras, chargers, digi -boxes, electronic toothbrushes, electronic toys and games, hair straighteners, hi-fi equipment, irons, power tools, remote controls, shavers, telephones, toasters, torches and so on!
We can’t collect any large item such as:
  • No TVs and PC monitors, large printers, fridges and freezers, washing machines, cookers, microwave ovens, and lawn mowers. These can be recycled but are too big for this collection, so residents still need to take these to their local Recycling Centre instead. Alternatively, they can book a collection from the Council for a fee.
  • No fluorescent tubes and light bulbs
  • No items with leaking batteries or broken glass which could harm our crews.
The small electrical items must be put in an untied carrier bag next to the green recycling box on the usual weekly collection day by 7am. Residents can put out more than one carrier bag if necessary. They need to remove any batteries first and put these in a small plastic bag at the top of their green box as usual.
We ask residents not to forget to donate any working electricals in reusable condition to charity if possible.
All the items we collect will be crushed, separated into their different materials and recycled to make new products. It is a waste to throw these electrical items away because they can be recycled and made into new things using their valuable metals and plastics - one clothes iron can provide enough steel to make 13 new steel cans.

Issues of parking around St. Phillip's School

The issue of parking around St. Phillips School will be discussed with at the next PACT meeting on 23rd April.
The first speed hump outside around 26 Old Fosse Road is damaged, and has been reported to the Council.

Grate Ridge Green Close

The damaged grate outside in Ridge Green Close has been reported to the council. 

Bus Stop Frome Road - Outside United Reformed Church

We have reported the road along Frome Road outside of the United Reform Church, pedestrians along the road are getting wet from all of the pot holes. There are a couple of large pot holes causing the problem that need to be filled in. 

Planning applications 20th January 2013

Ward: Odd Down App Ref: 12/05619/CLEU

Registered: 24th December 2012 Expiry Date: 18th February 2013
Location: Somerset Trucks Red Lion Quarry Frome Road Odd Down Bath Bath And North East Somerset

Proposal: Use of workshop and yard for the repair, maintenance and parking of lorries, buses, vans and cars (B2) (Certificate of Lawfulness for an Existing Use)

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Don Foster Surgery

We hope to have a Don Foster surgery in Odd Down shortly, looking at 23rd February