Sunday, 13 September 2015

East of Bath Park and Ride

We agree that Bath needs a Park & Ride to the east of Bath but the three locations on offer from the Council are all inferior to the missing fourth option - Bathampton Junction. This site would be hidden and so is the only one that would not ruin the Bathampton valley. It also leaves open the option of turning it into the far superior Park & Rail and makes the much needed Bath Relief Road a real possibility. We need something that will make a difference not just something that is quick

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Kilkenny Lane Closed - Old Fosse Road not affected

Notice is given that Bath and North East Somerset Council in exercise of its powers under section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 intends to make an order the effect of which will be to temporarily introduce a road closure in that length of Kilkenny Lane, Odd Down, Bath outside No. 3 Woodside Cottages. This order is required because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the road to facilitate new gas service works to No 3 Woodside Cottages in the carriageway and will be operative on 16th June 2015 for a maximum period of two weeks. The road will only be restricted as and when traffic signs are in position and may not be effected for the whole of the period but only for so long as is necessary to execute the works. This is anticipated to be for a period of three days. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE Kilkenny Lane (unaffected part) - A367 - Old Fosse Road - Kilkenny Lane (unaffected part). Applicant details: Wales and West Utilities Telephone number: 0800 111 999

Sunday, 29 March 2015

New Minibus for St. Philips Church

We have received some good local news, about a community minibus for St. Philips Church

More than 300 local charities and community groups across England will receive new minibuses from the Department for Transport’s £25 million community transport minibus fund

The winners from across the country will each receive a 9 to 16-seater minibus specifically tailored to their requirements - such as disability-friendly access and adapted seating.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Fullers Earth Update - new planning application

It is amazing how much more can be put through the Red Lion roundabout, 300 extra houss on a roundabout already at capacity. That is beside the issue of what happens at the site and how close that is houses in Sulis Meadows

Site: Fosseway Environment Park Fosseway Englishcombe Bath Bath And North East Somerset
Description: Approval of Reserved Matters in relation to application 14/00839/EMINW for the proposed erection of residual waste facility including a materials recovery facility, anaerobic digestion plant, reception building, weighbridge, outdoor storage areas and other ancillary development.
Application Ref: 15/00741/MRES Date: 11 March 2015

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

History about Odd Down playing Fields

Odd Down Playing Fields in running for UK award Bath North East Somerset Council is in the running to win £5,000 towards the development of Odd Down Playing Fields.

It follows an appeal by the Carnegie UK Trust to locate playing fields which they helped to pay for. Between 1927 and 1935 the Trust gave grants worth £200,000 – the equivalent of around £10 million today – to create nearly 900 playing fields across the UK. The money was given to local councils and community groups with the condition that the newly created playing fields were to be protected in perpetuity.

However, the precise location of these playing fields was not always recorded. After searching the archives, we discovered the then Bath Parks Committee was given £75 by the trust in 1929 to help establish the Odd Down Playing Fields.

The money was used to purchase changing huts to be used by local cricketers.The Council has sent information to the Trust and now has the chance of securing a £5,000 development prize, to be spent on the site.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Bollard Banwell Road

Continue the theme of bollards being bashed this is Banwell Road. Pleased to see that the council has already repaired it.