Batheaston Parish Council - Achievements
Improvements since May 2015 when this council was elected
High Street Pavement
Long awaited change from a tricky area to negotiate to a safe, level and pram friendly pavement.
Promised improvements that had been awaited for many years were finally completed in 2016 when funding from Bath&nes was secured after much pressure from BPC on behalf of residents.
Pavement at Five ways
From no pavement to a safe access for residents.
Another major improvement which was long overdue to improve safety for all users of this area was finally completed in 2017 by contractors for Bath&nes after persistent pressure from BPC.
Traffic management is still not satisfactory at this junction and regular efforts are made to secure funding for a proper solution to problems experienced here.
Park and Ride
The proposed East of Bath Park and Ride on Bathampton Meadows generated much local opposition which was co-ordinated and led by The Meadows Alliance with support from many other groups and individuals.
BPC consulted widely with residents and identified that a large majority were opposed to the plan. That view was communicated to Bath&nes both in writing and at public meetings.
Safety of pedestrians and road users is a constant discussion topic for HFE and the full council.
Morris Lane signage has been upgraded and enforcement encouraged to violators of the one-way system.
The High Street speed table was rebuilt to proper dimensions after much lobbying and meetings with the Bath&nes traffic engineers and officials.
Persistence pays, although it can take a long time to get results.
Hanging baskets, large and small planters and new signage at the entrances to the village have contributed to making Batheaston more visually attractive.
High Street Christmas decorations are now an established routine led by members of the HFE team and supported by donations from many sources.
Re-opening of Public Toilet
An early objective was to provide an accessible public toilet at the Riverside after several years of closure.
Refurbishment to a high standard with modern automated hand wash facilities and secure timed access were achieved under a temporary licence now made permanent under the CAT.
Support to St Johns Church
BPC have given financial support in three areas - repair and re-gilding of the clock face now clearly visible to all - creation of a wall around the hearse bay to support the grassed area and public seating that faces the war memorial - assistance in funding the memorial wall with the cemetery.
Riverside and Garden
From 1st January 2018 BPC have taken over responsibility for the Riverside area by means of a Community Asset Transfer from Bath&nes. This has taken over two years to finalise and now means that this whole area can be improved and maintained at a high standard for the benefit of our community.
More information on this important project can be found elsewhere on this site and at http://bpcriverside.blogspot.co.uk
Do please explore the plans and see how you may contribute to make this happen.