Changes to on street parking permits came into effect on 6th January. The cost will change to penalise those with more polluting vehicles. The charges are increasing for visitor parking and all zones are now chargeable on Sundays.
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WECA is undertaking an important survey into Supported Bus Services. The Survey can be accessed here:-
The survey should be completed by 28th November. It does not cover the hill particularly but is relevant to those that use routes across BANES.
Many of you will be aware that planning permission was refused for the change of use of 18 Raby Place to a 25 person party house. We are aware that the activities are still continuing and that bookings are being taken well into 2022. Please see below the content of an email from the planning officer in charge of the case:-
“I have spoken to the Enforcement Manager this morning. We are expecting an appeal to be lodged for this site. The applicant has indicated they will be doing so as soon as possible. They do have 6 months to lodge an appeal.
The applicant is able to continue using the site until an Enforcement Notice is served. Given the administrative process for serving such a notice, this would not be done until around the New Year. If, by this time, an appeal has been lodged a notice may not be served and the appeal may be allowed to run its course. However, this is dependent on a number of factors and the situation will be reviewed by our enforcement team in the new year. If an Enforcement Notice is served you should note that the applicant has 12 weeks to appeal the notice itself.
The application has been passed back to the enforcement team who will be dealing with that side of things. I have attached a recording form which would be very useful to them. On this form, you are able to record any instances or noise and disturbance which you experience from the property over a period of time. I would suggest that you use this form and then submit to the enforcement team as required: firstname.lastname@example.org
I would suggest that any further correspondence is directed to planning enforcement so that a record can be kept”.
It was lovely to see everyone and nice to welcome some new members. Thank you for coming and thank you to those that helped.
After deducting costs we were able to donate £162 to the Genesis Trust to support their efforts in the community which includes the provision of food banks.
At St Mary’s church hall between 7 and 9pm. Thomas Sheppard who holds the office of High Sheriff of Somerset and lives on Bathwick Hill will give a talk about his role in the life of our County of Somerset which includes supporting local charities, the Police and the Judiciary.
It is suggested that anyone attending do a lateral flow test for additional security.
Hope to see you there.
Cleveland Bridge will remain closed to HGVs but will re-open to vehicles under two metres in width from 0600hrs on 25/10/2021 . Traffic light controls and the two-metre width restriction are being put in place as part of the staged re-opening of the bridge.
Pedestrians, cyclists and cars can use the bridge which is undergoing extensive repairs. However due to the safety-critical nature of the work vehicles over two-metres wide including HGVs will be kept off the structure.
Temporary supports have been installed under the bridge deck to enable crucial sections of the bridge to be repaired and this means only carefully managed traffic can cross.An exception has been made for emergency vehicles, which will be able to access the bridge via a gate specifically for their use. Diversion routes for all other vehicles and through traffic on the A36 via South Gloucestershire are available on the council’s Cleveland Bridge webpage: https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/cleveland-bridge-renovation-project/information-coaches-and-heavy-goods-vehicles
Sat & Sun 16th &17th Oct order up to 5 trees for your garden at bargain prices £5 small and £10 large – follow the link
Please follow link to see retrospective planning application and to register your views.
We plan a social gathering at St Mary’s church hall 7pm to 9pm Wednesday 10th November. Drinks and snacks provided. £5 pp on the door. We hope to have a short talk of local interest – speaker TBA.
A retrospective planning application has been made for change of use to a party house for 25 guests. The house has been operating as such since July and causing considerable nuisance to neighbours. Responses to the application are required by 14th October. Please follow the link for details.