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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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Do you have an idea that could save the pavilion?

Background to this consultation

The Parish Council have previously been informed that Temple Cloud Football Club were not re-forming for the football season. A Working Party was set up at the July Parish Council Meeting whose purpose was to assess the condition of the sports pavilion, maintenance requirements for future letting and report back on options for the council to consider. The Working Party met on 01/08/2018. At the September meeting, members considered a report from the Sports Pavilion Working Party. The Working Party reported that:

  • In its current state it did not make sense for the council to continue to pay out maintenance on an under-used building.
  • Possible alternatives for the provision of changing rooms had been discussed, but in the absence of demand and a sustainable income stream felt that a large capital project would be difficult to recommend.
  • The Working Party would be delighted if there was a good use for the pavilion which transformed it into an asset for the community and eliminated the continuing demand on Parish Council funds.

As a result, the Parish Council are now asking whether there is local interest – from groups or businesses to take on the maintenance of the building and use it to benefit the community.

In addition, the Parish Council may offer a grant to local groups to help start new projects that benefit the community.

Do you wish to run a venture at the pavilion?

Please submit your proposal in writing to the Clerk by 31st October 2018.

A grant application may be submitted alongside your proposal.

Your proposal / business plan should cover a 5 year period. 

Please contact the Clerk if you wish to arrange access to the pavilion.

In the absence of a suitable future use of the building, the council may decide to de-commission the pavilion.