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Village Hall Car Park – work commences 4th February 2019

Springfield Road Surfacing will commence work on the Temple Cloud Village Hall car park from Monday 4th February 2019 to provide a new finished level surface, drainage, install lighting, a planting area and marked bays .

The work will also clear some of the scrub behind the Village Hall sign to extend the surface of the car park to the kerbstone edge to maximise useable parking space available once the project is finished. As a result, the car park will not be available for a two week period between Monday 4th February 2019 and Friday 15th February 2019. A small section of parking may be left clear for parking over the weekend if health and safety permits the contractor to do this.

Regular hirers of the Village Hall have been informed of the project and asked to communicate this message to members / customers to reduce the impact to those using the Village Hall for clubs, events and parking as well as to those residents living close by who may also be impacted by the project.

The Parish Council thank users of the Village Hall and residents for their patience at this time and during the two week period but hope that the end results will further enhance and improve the overall experience of using the Village Hall and car park for everyone.

Christmas and New Year rubbish collection changes

People are being advised to look out for revised recycling and rubbish collection dates across Bath and North East Somerset over Christmas and New Year.

There will be no collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day.

All wheeled bin customers will get notice of revised collection dates via bin hangers distributed during the first two weeks of December.

Re-useable rubbish bag and black sack customers will be notified by letter.

The revised collections dates will also be advertised in the local press and people can also check details for specific addresses on the council’s website: www.bathnes.gov.uk/checkcollection

The council’s recycling centres will be operating as normal for the majority of the festive period, but will be closed on:

• Christmas Day – Tuesday 25 December
• Boxing Day – Wednesday 26 December
• New Year’s Day – Tuesday 1 January

There will be NO garden waste collections from Monday 3 December 2018 to Friday 25 January inclusive. Normal garden waste collections will start again on Monday 28 January.

People who have bought real Christmas trees can take them to the council’s recycling centres or put them out between 28 January and 8 February on garden waste collection days (even if they don’t have a green bin) and we will collect them free of charge. Please cut them up small enough to fit in the lorry and make sure they are free of decorations.

B&NES Council have issued the following advice to residents:

More rubbish is thrown away over Christmas than at any other time of year, and people are being urged to think responsibly and recycle as much waste as they can.

Councillor Bob Goodman, cabinet member for Development and Neighbourhoods said: “We all love Christmas but it is a time of year when a staggering amount of food is thrown away and excess packaging is created. We can all do our bit to reduce excess waste by thinking about how much we buy and recycling. If we all do our bit, we can reduce the amount that goes to landfill.”

The Love Food Hate Waste website www.lovefoodhatewaste.com has plenty of seasonal tips to help reduce food waste and save money this Christmas.

Lots of other festive waste can also be recycled. Wrapping paper (white backed, non- foil), greetings cards, gift tags and cardboard packaging can all be placed in our recycling containers. However, glitter or foil backed wrapping paper and glittery Christmas cards can’t be recycled, so please choose wisely when you shop. Brown paper wrapping is the best environmentally friendly option.

Don’t forget other festive items like sweet and biscuit tins, aerosols, glass jars, plastic bottles and food containers like cream pots, foil from mince pies, quiches and takeaways can also be recycled.

And you can even recycle small electrical items such as broken fairy lights, textiles like old Christmas jumpers and shoes.

Part-time Vacancy: Village Operative

The Parish Council are looking to employ a part-time Village Operative (15 hours per week) to undertake a number of tasks to keep the parish looking its very best!

Tasks will include sweeping pavements, litter picking, regular checks of the playground and occasional maintenance / repairs to Parish Council property.

A copy of the Job Description which includes further information together with details of how to apply is available below. The first page sets out the purpose and main duties of the role and the second pages provides more information / details of how to apply.

Please send your CV/written application to the Clerk (Jenny Howell) by 5pm on Wednesday 5th December 2018.

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BANES Council’s Local Plan: Options Consultation

A New Local Plan 2016-2036: Options Consultation has been launched.

http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/…/local_plan_2018_final_website.p…

One of the three options set out in the report include further potential residential development at Temple Cloud and Clutton (broad locations are outlined in the maps within the document).

A Public Consultation will run between 12th November and 21st December 2018 during which time a series of drop-in sessions/exhibitions will be held where BANES Officers will be available to answer questions and discuss issues.

Residents are encouraged to read the report and respond to the public consultation. You can find out more here:

http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/…/planning-p…/local-plan-2016-2036

Dates of the drop in sessions can be found below:

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BANES Council Community Award 2018/19

Nominations for the Community Award (Hosted by the Chair of Bath & North East Somerset Council) are invited by 21st December 2018.

The Community Awards 2018/19 recognises volunteers, community leaders, staff and businesses that make a positive contribution to the local community, putting people first and inspiring others to get involved.  The Awards contribute to BANES Council’s vision to make ‘Bath and North East Somerset an even better place to live, work and visit’.

Residents, staff, councillors, businesses, organisations and groups, teachers, and volunteers from Bath and North East Somerset can nominate people for the following categories:

Category 1 – Volunteering in the Community Awards

  • Volunteer of the Year / Young Volunteer of the Year (25 and Under)
  • Volunteer Leader of the Year / Young Volunteer Leader of the Year (25 and Under)
  • Volunteer Team or Young Volunteer Team (25 and Under)
  • Carer of the Year / Young Carer of the Year
  • The Peter Duppa-Miller Lifetime Achievement

Category 2 – Business in the Community Award

  • Business of the Year

Category 3 – Service to the Community

  • Employee of the Year
  • Employee Team of the Year
  • Above and Beyond (Employee)

In addition to the awards the Chair may also identify one or more individuals or groups from the nominations received to present a ‘Special Award’.

For more information about who can nominate, how to nominate and what’s next, visit the BANES Council Community Awards website.

Message from PCC Mountstevens

Residents are being asked whether they are prepared to pay an additional £1 a month towards policing from April, 2019.

Last year the Government unexpectedly gave all Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across the country the flexibility to raise the policing part of the council tax by £1 a month for the average band D household.

Sue Mountstevens is hoping that PCCs will be given that flexibility again this year, she said: “With last year’s £1 rise we were able to start an ambitious programme of recruitment and commit to employing up to 300 police officers. We were also able to protect neighbourhood policing, the police officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in your local area, all thanks to your support for the rise. The Chief Constable and I have agreed that next year’s focus will concentrate on serious violence. The threat from serious and organised crime has changed rapidly, increasing in both volume and complexity and preying on the most vulnerable in society.

“If we are able to increase the policing part of the council tax by £1 a month next year and the Government grant for policing stays the same and there are no additional surprises we are committed to a new focus on burglary and drugs. We must continue to dismantle the recruitment of vulnerable young people into ‘county lines’ drugs gangs. It’s clear that this leads to an increase in knife-crime and serious violence, including stabbings and gang-related disorder and it must be tackled and given the right resources. I absolutely recognise that any increase in household bills will be felt by residents and it’s not easy to keep asking local people to contribute to the issues that we are facing in policing and as a society. It’s really important that residents tell me what they would be prepared to pay. These are difficult decisions and I need to be sure that I have heard from as many local people as possible.”

Sue Mountstevens is asking for people’s views in an online survey on her website http://www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk which closes at midnight on January 14, 2019.

For further information or to request a copy of the survey please call 01278 646188.

The Office for Ms Mountstevens report to have also spoken to hundreds of residents while visiting events across the summer. Sue will continue to talk about the policing part of the council tax at her surgery sessions find out where she will be on her website http://www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk

‘Our Young Stars’ Campaign – Nominations invited!

Tim Warren, Leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council has launched the ‘Our Young Stars’ campaign to discover and celebrate the most extraordinary young people across our region.

BANES Council are now asking the residents of Bath & North East Somerset to nominate a child or young person who they feel has achieved something special, however big or small, which deserves recognition.

There are five main categories for the awards; Courage, Education, Innovation, Sport and Unsung. The awards are open to any child or young person aged 18 or under at 31 December 2018 who live in Bath and North East Somerset.  Nominations close on 30 November 2018.

In December a panel of judges will look at all the nominations and decide upon three of the most deserving children in each category to become finalists. These fifteen finalists will then be invited to a Gala Awards Dinner on 9th March 2019 for a celebration of their achievements, where the winners will be announced with awards being presented to all finalists.

BANES Councnil have asked that we attached a copy of their poster and nomination form and to promote the campaign in as many ways as you possibly. Nominations can be made online or emailed/posted as below.

The ‘Our Young Stars’ Team

Bath and North East Somerset Council

Leader’s Office

Guildhall

High Street

Bath

BA1 5AW

mailto:Leader&_cabinetoffice@bathnes.gov.uk

Emma Rawlings 01225 477038

Liz Parr 01225 395025

For more information go to: www.bathnes.gov.uk/ouryoungstars

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