Sunday, 14 September 2014

Upper Bloomfield Road - speeding traffic petition

We now have over 100 names on a petition for speeding traffic on Upper Bloomfield Road following the two recent accidents. We have met with the council's traffic engineer for the area. Is drawing up options, we hope to have a public meeting shortly to look at these and make a decision on what can be implemented.

Combe Hay Lane

Parents at St. Gregory's continue to use the small part of Combe Hay Lane off the Wellsway despite the yellow lines. This was always only intended to access the last house on the Wellsway.

Getting back onto the Wellsway with the number of children crossing and the location of the bus stop for St. Gregory’s is dangerous. We are talking to the council's highway engineers about what can be done.

White lines at Canons Close

White lines are to be put down shortly to stop cars blocking the visibility when coming out of Canon Close.

Odd Down Playing fields Update

Work is progressing on the new changing rooms with an opening date of December 2014.

The turf is being laid on the 3g pitch with is due to open shortly.

We feel this will be a big asset to the local area. There will be a council presence during the day to help make sure things run smoothly.

However, there are a couple of issues we would like to sort out. The first is we don't think that the pitches should be open until 10pm on a Sunday, this is too late. Also we feel there should be some sort of discount for those living locally, there is a lot of disruption, there should be some other benefits.

There are plans to support those who walk their dogs around the playing fields, with bins being installed, and other options being investigated.

... and more building on Brownfields

This one is Burnt House Cottages - bring back brown fields back into use

Good to see brownfields being used in Odd Down

This one is Upper Bloomfield Road

Defibrillator installed in Bath City Centre

The latest publicly-accessible Automated External Defibrillator (AED) has been installed in Bath city centre with help from Bath & North East Somerset Council.

The equipment has been recently installed on the outside of the Council’s Northgate House offices in Upper Borough Walls, near the Volunteer Rifleman public house. It will be unveiled by Don Foster, the MP for Bath, at 2.30pm on Saturday 13 September.

It is the fourth such device to be installed in Bath city centre which can be accessed for use by the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week after the access code is given by South West Ambulance. Defibrillators are life-saving devices used when someone is in cardiac arrest and fighting for their life.

The latest AED device has been dedicated to the memory of Dave (Wally) Waldron, a much-loved taxi driver who died of a heart attack in Bath on 19 April 2014. He had been fund-raising for the defibrillator before he died.

It was made possible by a collection organised in The Volunteer Rifleman’s Arms with donations from British Heart Foundation, Dave (Wally) Waldron and ward councillor initiative funding from Councillor Caroline Roberts and Councillor Douglas Nicol. The Volunteer collection is continuing so that further AEDs can be installed in and around Bath.