Police review enquiry office opening hours in Bath and North East Somerset

From 3rd September 2018 the opening hours of police enquiry offices in Bath and Radstock will be changing, following a review of the service across Avon and Somerset. Alongside improvements in the police estate and the need to make significant savings, the changes are said to reflect the low footfall in some areas at certain times of the day.

Bath area commander, Chief Inspector Steve Kendall said: “Keeping our neighbourhood police officers in the heart of the community they serve is our priority and these plans will not make any changes to these officers. We know the role of the enquiry office is important in our communities and our main enquiry offices in Bath and Keynsham will continue to be open at the times when we receive the most visitors, supported by the enquiry office in Radstock.”

Station Current opening hours Opening hours from
3 September 2018
Bath Monday to Sunday Monday to Friday
08:00-20:00 10:00-18:00
Monday to Friday Monday to Friday
09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00
Radstock Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00

You can find your nearest enquiry office by visiting the website or you can call the non emergency number 101.

Police can be contacted 24/7 online at or by phone – 999 if it is an emergency or a crime is happening now, 101 if a crime has happened in the past or if you have an enquiry. There is also a yellow phone positioned on police stations, where you can call the communications centre on 101 for free.

Air Quality Management Area Consultation Report for Temple Cloud

BANES Council have now published a link to the Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) Consultation Report for Temple Cloud (following the first phase of public consultation).

In summary:

  • 50 responses to the online survey were received, which saw a 68% agreement with the proposed boundary.
  • The survey was the main method for collecting responses, however ideas and issues raised during the drop-in event and meeting were noted.
  • 14 residents attended the drop-in event back in March at the Village Hall. Some lengthy and useful discussions took place.
  • During the consultation there were ~10 responses that requested the Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) boundary be elongated to cover the whole stretch of A37 through the village.
  • Post consultation, the team reviewed the AQMA boundary and it was altered slightly in line with the requests.
  • The official AQMA sign-off has since been working its way through the Council’s decision making process.
  • Overall the project moves on to drafting the Air Quality Action Plan which has been started and the team have been generated ideas on this. The team have also had an initial group meeting with other service areas in the Council to discuss potential actions.
  • A further public consultation will follow at Action Plan stage.

The full report can be viewed below or through the BANES Council website:





BANES Council Traffic Regulation Order

Changes proposed by BANES Council in Temple Cloud

BANES Council have published a notice of intent to introduce a number of variations to waiting restrictions along roads in North East Somerset.

Full details of the proposal are contained in the draft order which, together with a map and a Statement of the Council’s Reasons for proposing to make the order, may be inspected at The One Stop Shops at Manvers Street, Bath and at Keynsham Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham during normal office hours.

Objections and representations with respect to the proposal, together with the grounds on which they are made must be sent by 12th July 2018, or by email to The notice sets out that all representations received may be considered in public by the Council and that the substance of any representation, together with the name and address of the person making it, could become available for public inspection.

Residents are encouraged to consider the changes proposed by BANES Council which include changes at:

  • A37 Main Road/Paulmont Rise
  • A37 Main Road/Temple Inn Lane/Meadway/Brandown Close

The Parish Council will discuss the TRO and proposed changes affecting this parish at the July Parish Council Meeting which will take place at 7.00pm on Wednesday 11th July 2018 at Temple Cloud Village Hall.

As always, residents are welcome to attend and there is a dedicated session at the start of each meeting for public participation during which time residents are invited to speak to the council and share their views.

The below maps highlight the changes proposed in the parish (there are two pages of maps to click through) and a copy of the Notice of intent is also supplied for information.



Two Public Access Defibrillators now in Temple Cloud

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Temple Cloud with Cameley Parish Council is pleased to announce that there are now two public access defibrillators located within the parish. This life saving emergency equipment has been funded for the community by the Parish Council.

The original unit is located on the front entrance to Temple Cloud Garage a garage occupying a central position on the main road within Temple Cloud – where MOTs, servicing tyres, repairs and other services are carried out. Owner Ian Gough has always supported hosting this life saving equipment and continues to make it available for the community by hosting it on the front of the garage along with the support of new co-owner Paul Bray.

Council chairman, Tony Hooper, said : “I am delighted the Parish Council supported the purchase of a second defibrillator for the village. Cameley school has been enthusiastic about hosting the life saving equipment and for that I would like to thank Head teacher, Miss Hannah Maggs. Our original defibrillator, outside Temple Cloud Garage, is testament to the generosity of owner, Ian Gough and his team.

“The Parish Council will be hosting a number of events in the coming months based around the defibrillators and first aid. Watch this space for further details or go to our website for regular updates.”

The second public access defibrillator, supplied by local company Heartsafe, was recently installed at Cameley Church of England VC Primary School after Headteacher Miss Hannah Maggs agreed to host the unit at the school.

Headteacher at Cameley Primary School Miss Maggs said : “We believe that Cameley Primary School is situated in a key focal area in Temple Cloud. We strive to be an open and welcoming school who want to have firm roots within the local community. We are also geographically located near many of the houses and certainly the defibrillator is within easy reach for many people.

“We wanted to support this worthy project. Although we hope that no one actually needs to use the defibrillator, it is there is cases of emergency.

“I understand that the Parish Council are planning on raising the profile of the defibrillator still further within the community, which is great. As it is located in a prominent position we want everyone to know where it is and how to access it, if necessary. A big well done to the Parish Council who have installed this and are committed to the upkeep and maintenance.”

The installation of this latest unit was sponsored by local business Cervus Electrical Services. It’s owner, Jack Budd, formerly calling himself J. Budd Electrical Services offered to sponsor the installation of this unit to benefit residents of the parish. He said : “As well as helping out the local community that I have grown up in, I feel that it was great service to provide the installation costs as it will hopefully be used for great purposes and save lives. It has been a great privilege to be asked to complete such a task.”

Parish council clerk, Jenny Howell, said : “The Parish Council would like to thank both Temple Cloud Garage and Cameley Church of England VC Primary School for their ongoing commitment to host this life saving equipment and making it accessible to all. “Anyone living within the parish, or passing through, will have the peace of mind that a defibrillator is now immediately available at two locations, should anyone suffer a cardiac arrest. “The parish council would also like to thank Cervus Electrical Services for their sponsorship of the installation at the school.”

The public access defibrillators are located in cabinets at the following locations:

Temple Cloud Garage, Main Road, Temple Cloud – postcode for Sat Nav users is BS39 5BZ, and Cameley Church of England VC Primary School, Meadway, Temple Cloud, Bristol – postcode for Sat Nav users being BS39 5BD.


Thank you to local reporter, Ros Anstey for putting together this article and supplying the photographs for this piece.


Left – Parish Council Chairman, Tony Hooper, welcoming new garage partner Paul Bray, in front of the original Defibrillator, which has been hosted at Temple Cloud Garage for several years.

Right – Head teacher of Cameley Primary School, Hannah Maggs, defibrillator installer and sponsor, Jack Budd of Cervus Eectrical Services, and Parish Council chairman, Tony Hooper, by the newly installed defibrillator at Cameley Primary School.


Temporary closure of Recycling Centre at Midsomer Norton

Households are being advised about the temporary closure of the recycling centre in Midsomer Norton while essential work is carried out.

Bath and North East Somerset Council says the site in Old Welton, Wheelers Hill, will close from Monday April 16 to Sunday April 29.

The site has to close temporarily because of work to the area where segregated hazardous household waste such as asbestos, batteries, gas cylinders and paints are stored in order to comply with latest Health and Safety guidance.

Councillor Bob Goodman, (Conservative, Coombe Down) cabinet member for development and neighbourhoods, said: “We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but the work has to be carried out. We have avoided carrying out the work over Easter because we anticipate it will be a busy period. While the Midsomer Norton centre is closed residents can use our other centres in Bath and Keynsham.” 

The Midsomer Norton centre will reopen on Monday 30 April. Residents can recycle more than thirty types of items at the recycling centres – find out what you can take to these at

Temple Cloud Air Quality – Public Consultation

Consultation on the proposed Air Quality Management Area

(AQMA) for Temple Cloud (A37) – 14 February to 23 March.

Bath and North East Somerset Council are inviting everyone who lives in or travels through Temple Cloud on the A37 to take part in a public consultation.

You can take part via the online survey or at the drop-in event.

Online Survey:

Drop-in Event: Temple Cloud Village Hall, Thursday 15 March, 11.30 am – 1.30 pm

The consultation closes at 5pm on 23 March 2018.

A further consultation on the draft Air Quality Action Plan will take place later in the year.

Levels of Pollution

Monitoring data from Temple Cloud has recorded consistent exceedances of the annual average NO2 objective, and as a result the District Council is required to declare an AQMA.

The proposed AQMA boundary is marked on the map below in red.

The 2017 provisional annual average NO2 concentrations (adjusted to the nearest exposure) are displayed in the speech bubbles at the given locations. As shown below, the NO2 concentrations are highest along the A37 through the village.


Have Your Say:

You can access the Online Survey here

Find out more from the District Council here