Cleveland pools update

Heritage Lottery Fund visitors at the Cleveland Pools with some of our supporting team

Thank you for your patience waiting to learn what is happening with the Cleveland Pools.. In August we submitted our Stage II bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, to secure our final £4.1m grant request. We can now reveal that we have had a visit from representatives of the HLF, who spent the day with us going through plans on site and scrutinising our business case.

We felt it went well, although we still have to find £141,000 from a revised fundraising target of £869,000. We do have some promising pledges to help bring it down, and the result of the bid in the New Year could make all the difference. Either way we will be calling upon all our supporters to help us achieve the shortfall. If you wish to help now, please click here to go to our appeal page.

Meanwhile we’ve been given the charity chalet at the Bath Christmas Market next Sunday, 26th November. From10am – 6pm we’ll be selling merchandise, including this brand new Christmas card – ‘Snowman at the Pools’ – designed by graphic artist Catherine Phelps.

It is available in both packs and singles alongside Catherine’s ever-popular ‘Diving Lady’ posters, our logo’d cloth bags, and quality torch pens. Please spread the word to your family and friends.

All other news is on the website, so do have a browse when you have a moment and we will follow up on this bulletin with a New Year newsletter informing you of our Heritage Lottery Fund bid result.

Here is a short statement from our chairman Ann Dunlop:

“Well, it’s been a full-on few months for us and we would not have achieved our goals without the loyal support of our advisors, the unswerving dedication of my co-trustees, and the incredible tenacity of project director Christopher Heath.

“It will be a nail-biting few weeks now whilst we await our fate but whatever happens, on behalf of the Cleveland Pools Trust, I would like to thank you for your support and wish you all the best for Christmas and the New Year.

“Do come and say Hello on 26th November if you can – the charity chalet is easy to find as it’s next to the taxi rank in Orange Grove”.

Ann Dunlop – Cleveland Pools Trust

New waste collections

You will recently have received leaflets about how the new waste collections will work, introducing the new black wheelie bins or black bags for household waste. You should receive yours shortly. We recommend you mark them with your address.

Also please be aware if you are short of recycling bins or your blue cardboard bag is disintegrating you can call council connect on 01225 394041 to get replacements or additional bins. With the winter coming please try to use the green bin lids so your recycling does not get blown away before collection.

If you have any issues with the new system please contact B&NES or Matt Cockrane our councillor.

**changing middle of Bathwick Hill to no parking zone**

There is a post on the lampposts in the middle of Bathwick Hill that states the council intend to make the section of he road from no. 15 upwards a no parking at anytime zone on both sides of the road.

this link shows the extent of no parking –Bath_MBTRO_J11_Proposed_Variation No 17

You can find out more by talking to the council traffic management ( tel: 477000 and ask for traffic management) or look at

www.bathnes.gov.ukservices/streets-and-highway-maintenance/roadworks/permanent-traffic-order-notices

The reference is PEV 12697. I have confirmed this with our local councillor, Matt Cochrane and he was unaware it had happened. He says there should be a local consultation, but if you wish to object you must do it before 13th July.

I am consulting the committee but I believe we will  object, I feel that this will not just impact the middle of the Hill but will increase pressure on the current permit parking areas.

please do not depend on us and make you own objections.

To support or object to this you can email -transportation@bathnes.gov.uk

Sarah Trimmer ( chair )

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.