Footpaths in Bathwick area

There is a public consultation regarding footpaths in the Bathwick area. There are signs posted by the entrances to the Bathwick Meadows.

To find out more go to :

http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/your-council-and-democracy/consultations

and look at :

Consultation Dates: 08/10/2014 – 15:45 to 20/01/2015 – 15:45
Consultation Status: Open
Bath and North East Somerset Council is currently researching paths in the Bathwick Ward and part of the Combe Down Ward to determine whether or not they are public rights of way.  Paths which are found to be public rights of way will be included in a Legal Order and added to theDefinitive Map and Statement for the City of Bath. There are 17 paths included in the consultation and each path has a reference number to identify it.  Please look at the map and list on the right hand side  of this page (under Other Related Information) to find the reference number of the path or paths you have used.  You will need to complete a separate online form for each path you have used.

 

Newsletter October 2014 – Autumn event

Read our latest newsletter by clicking on this link,

BHRA Newsletter Autumn ’14

 

If you would like to attend the autumn event you can reply to this email and complete the information below. You can pay the £5.00 pp at the event, please remember you must pay in cash.

BHRA Autumn Happening 13 Nov. from 7:00 to 9:30 at St. Mary’s Church Hall

Please book in advance to help with catering.

Please may I have ___tickets @ £5.00 each Total £__________ enclosed in cash

Name :________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________Post code ______________

Tel: _____________________

email address________________________________

I also enclose my subscription of £5 per household for 2013/14 ( if not already paid) yes/no

Deliver to: Andrew Temple-Smith, 2 Dunsford Place; Sarah Trimmer, Old Apple, Bathwick Hill;

or

Claire Jackson, 3 Woodland Place

NT dog awareness

Hi, the NT recently had a “dog awareness” day to encourage dog walkers in the area to pick up and dispose of their dog ‘poos’.

Apart from being distasteful, dog faeces may contain a parasite which causes toxocariasis and leads to blindness, also there is a long list of other nasty things dog faeces spread including hookworm, tapeworm.

The link below is a map of where bins are to dispose of rubbish and dog faeces on the Bath skyline walk. You can click on the link and print out the map.

dog awareness publisher brouchure draft4 (1).pdf copy

Request for views – options to strengthen community representation in Bath

 

FoBRA discussed the Governance of Bath at the last FoBRA meeting on 10th July.

The Council is discussing how to try to address the democratic deficit in Bath (Radstock and Keynsham having Town Councils with the powers of a parish, but Bath having nothing).  He said he had therefore created a cross-party working group to look at options, including various forms of parishing and of committees of Bath Councillors, with some financial powers (Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) could be one source, and could be increased, with this formula), and possibly inclusion of representatives from residents’ groups. FoBRA has now been sent an email on this for comment (see below). Would you please send me your opinion on this by Monday 18th August, with a view to my submitting something by the deadline?

Three options are being considered:

 A.   No Change

B.   A “Voice for Bath” committee  (to include co-opted stakeholders as well as B&NES elected members)

 C.   The parishing of Bath – either as a single parish for the City or multiple parishes for different parts of the City.  This would require a Community Governance Review

BHRA are responding to FoBRA through our representative, Colin Clark,  if you would like to let us know how you feel please contact Colin at cc@17vhr.freeserve.co.uk by the 17th August.

Alternatively here is the original email from B&NES to FoBRA – you can respond direct to Mark Hayward at B&NES

Options to strengthen community representation and civic governance in Bath – A cross-party member working group has been meeting since May 2014 to consider options to strengthen community representation and civic governance within Bath.

Why are we asking for your views?  As part of the process of preparing a report to Council for its meeting on 11 September 2014, the group has agreed to request comments on this interim report, which reflects its work so far.

The interim report considers three options. These are:

A.   No Change

B.   A “Voice for Bath” committee  (to include co-opted stakeholders as well as B&NES elected members)

C.   The parishing of Bath – either as a single parish for the City or multiple parishes for different parts of the City.  This would require a Community Governance Review 

Comments received will be considered in preparing the final report and will also be reported to the Council meeting on 11th September 2014.

 Mark Hayward, Strategy and Performance

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Tel: 01225 396975

e-mail: governanceoptions@bathnes.gov.uk

www.bathnes.gov.uk

www.twitter.com/bathnes

As you will see, three options are being considered:

 

 

 

A.   No Change

 

B.   A “Voice for Bath” committee  (to include co-opted stakeholders as well as B&NES elected members)

 

C.   The parishing of Bath – either as a single parish for the City or multiple parishes for different parts of the City.  This would require a Community Governance Review