Arre you pestered by Gulls? If so you may get help from the council

A message forwarded by our councillor, Matt Cochcrane.
You will be aware that Cabinet have agreed further funding for gull treatments for this and future years.
Having completed a full and transparent tendering process the contract for the treatments has been awarded to NBC Environment, who had previously delivered the programme in 2016 and 2017.
This is the 3rd year of a wider programme and in response to concerns about displacement of gulls, the scope of the programme has been extended this year.  The wards which are eligible for free treatments are:
•        Abbey
•        Kingsmead
•        Bathwick
•        Combe Down
•        Kingsmead
•        Lyncombe
•        Newbridge
•        Oldfield
•        Odd Down
•        Southdown
•        Twerton
•        Widcombe
•        Westmoreland
In addition to the above we will be treating Council owned buildings (e.g. the Guildhall) and the former Welton Bibby Factory in Midsomer Norton.
Please could you direct any enquiries to our dedicated webpage where customers can find out how to contact our contractor, NBC Environment and register an interest for a treatment.  There are also a number of FAQ’s on this page which I hope you find helpful.  The link can be found here:
Regards
Cath
Cathryn Brown
Team Manager-(Licensing and Environmental Protection)
Environmental Services
Bath and North East Somerset Council
Telephone: 01225 477645
Facsimile: 01225 477596

Colin Martin

 

Sue has asked me to let those of you who knew Colin, that he passed away on Monday 5t February at Cranhill Nursing Home after a long illness.
Colin stepped in as chairman of  BHRA on a temporary basis, when we were on the verge of folding due to lack of volunteers for the committee and stayed for 5 years. He stepped down in 2015 due to ill health. He and Sue West his partner lived in Sydney Wharf for many years and worked hard to support BHRA and attended all our events, despite his health problems. He was full of life, took a keen interest in several local community projects and was a well known and liked member of the Bathwick hill community as well as a staunch supporter of Bath Rugby.
Colin’s funeral is at Haycombe Crematorium on Monday 26 Feb at 12.15, and afterwards at The Globe.  It will be a strictly non-religious ceremony, with no hymn singing, according to his wishes.
No flowers thank you, but donations if wished to The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust c/o Funeral Directors G Mannings.
Sue has said it would give her great pleasure and comfort if Colin’s old friends from Bathwick Hill can join her on February 26th.

ART Pass for the Edge @ Bath University

ART PASS

A brand-new initiative exclusively for residents of Bath living in BA1 and BA2 postcodes. The Art Pass entitles members to a range of benefits and is FREE to sign up to, allowing residents to get the best out of visiting Bath’s premier arts and creativity hub.

Benefits include;
FREE hot drink in The Edge Cafe
FREE monthly coffee mornings & events
FREE exhibition tours & campus walks
FREE room use for Bath community groups
FREE or discounted workshops with visiting & associate artists

Please note: This membership is not open to University of Bath students

SIGN UP FOR YOUR FREE ART PASS ONLINE or ring 01225 386777

Plans for new School of Management at Bath University

Bath University is planning to spend £70 million on a new School of Management building to be built opposite the sports Centre on the main entrance to the University. B&NES council is supporting the plan.

They are having a local consultation on their plans before they apply for planning permission on Tuesday 13 February 2018 5.00 – 7.30pm in the Chancellors’ Building, Level 2 Foyer, University of Bath, Claverton Down.

Please see the following for details – School of Management consultation letter 050218 (1)

Defibrillator Awareness Seminar

A defibrillator has recently been installed at the outside entrance to the church hall and office at the bottom of the hill by The Community Heartbeat Trust, intended to be a facility for the whole community.
 An awareness seminar and demonstration is due to be held at the church on Saturday the 3rd March 10am. This is useful to all who live in the vicinity.
I have more information on the website and the Bathwick News Facebook group page.
A reply using the form attached on the website (https://bathwickparishes.org/6897-2/) would help to collect numbers of those who can come

Rail Electrification plans

Network Rail is holding a series of drop in sessions on the dates below to update residents about the plans for electrification works.

Dates of drop in sessions at the Brunswick Room, Guildhall, Bath 16:00 t0 19:30 on the following dates:

10th March;  13th April;  12th May;  9th June;  13th July;  21st July; 4th August;  18th August;  8th September;  6th October;                    3rd November;  1st December

Line closures and other information can be found on the link to the information web site is  http://www.networkrail.co.uk/great-western-route-modernisation/banes/

Line closures will be

18 July to 31 July 2015
The line between Chippenham and Bathampton Junction will be closed.

This will result in a reduced number of services from Bath Spa towards London to one per hour and they will be diverted via Westbury. Don’t forget however, that you can always get to London via Bristol.

1 August to 31 August 2015
The line between Chippenham and Bath Spa will be closed as will the line between Westbury and Bathampton Junction.

This means that there will be no trains running between Westbury, Freshford and Avoncliff to Bath Spa and journeys towards London from Bath Spa will be routed via Bristol Temple Meads and Parkway.