PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCIES
Vacancies have arisen and it is proposed that replacement
Parish Councillors will be co-opted at the next full Meeting on 13th December – to both join the Council and also participate in one or more of the 3 sub-committees
Would you wish to spend some time helping the Parish Council :-
Replan/reorganise elements of the Village? (GSC)
Identify and Improve the Roads and Pavements? (HFL)
Consider all the variuos Planning Applications? (PAC)
Progress, achievements and Intentions are documented each month in the “Local
Look” magazine and this past year has seen the Pavement in front of the
Shops completely renovated and a new Pavement installed at the bottom
of Bannerdown Road.
Both these improvements were successful after many years of this Parish Council
lobbying the Authority.
The same “many years of lobbying” will also soon see a height reduction in the Speed Table in the High Street.
Since the Vision Plan was issued in 2009 we have progressed a number of
improvements to the Riverside Area and – at long last – taken over the Toilet Block which was opened recently as a Uni-sex Unit.
The Council now needs to progress further the many ideas/proposals recorded in
the Vision Plan and Think Tank studies.
You could make a difference!
If you might be interested please contact the Clerk:-
Phone: 01225 400041
Post: Mike Townley
35 Albert Road
A brief description of your interest in the life of the Village Community
and the skills and experience you could bring to the role of Parish
Councillor is requested and the written data should be received
by noon, on Monday 21st November 2016
Work starts – Monday, October 17th
A stretch of road in Batheaston will have a new footpath after calls from the Parish Council and residents to make it safer.
The section of Bannerdown Road, close to the centre of Batheaston, is narrow with buildings on each side. Anyone currently walking to and from town, including children going to the nearby primary school, has to share the carriageway with traffic.
Bath & North East Somerset Council is starting work on 17 October to create a footpath along this section.
This will involve an off-peak road closure each day, from 9.15am to 4pm, for two weeks. A diversion route will be signposted, using the C483 (Bannerdown Road, Roman Road), the A420, the A46 (Gloucester Road, Batheaston Bypass) and C22 (London Road West, High Street, London Road East). Pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to get through the road closure, the diversion only applies to vehicles.
This will be followed by another week of traffic controls during the same hours.
Other highways improvements have been incorporated in the works, including new drainage gulleys and mobility crossing points (dropped crossings). To safely accommodate traffic through the narrowed section, a give-way priority system is also being put in place.
High Street Speed Table Works
Bath and North East Somerset has reschuled the works to lower the height of the speed ramp at the junction of the High Street and The Batch
They are now predicting that the works will be carried out sometime after w/c November 7th and will once again include road closures.
The attached notice: s14-notice-thttc1442 from B&NES states that the works will take place sometime after November 7th at anytime in the following three weeks. When we hear more accurately we will post an update here and on our Facebook page.
New Toilet Opened on Saturday (October 8th)
The Parish Council has installed a new toilet in the old park in High Street, which will be available from Saturday. The cost of spending a penny, however, is subject to inflation and will cost 20p!
Nominations are now open
The Chairman of Bath & North East Somerset Council, Councillor Alan Hale, has launched his Community Awards.
Last year, there were 106 nominations for the awards, which recognise volunteers, community leaders, community organisations, carers and local businesses and the positive impact they make on others and the wider community. The Awards are organised annually in partnership with the Volunteer Centre Bath and beyond; social housing provider Curo; the Student Community Partnership, involving the University of Bath and Bath Spa University students unions; and Sirona care & health.
If you now someone deserving of such an award go to: http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/neighbourhoods-and-community-safety/local-awards/chairmans-community-business-awards
June 2016 payments:
Party to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday
Head over to our Facebook page for pictures and comments from the event held in Batheaston Car Park on Saturday, April 23rd 2016