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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.

Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) – Temple Cloud

Representatives of Temple Cloud with Cameley Parish Council met with BANES Officers from the Environmental Monitoring Team on Tuesday to find out more about the AQMA for Temple Cloud.

Background

Under Part IV of the Environment Act 1995, the District Council are required to review and assess air quality. In Temple Cloud, Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) concentrations are monitored using diffusion tubes which provide monthly average concentrations.

Monitoring data is then compared to National Air Quality Objectives. For NO2 there are two objectives:

  • 40µg/m3 is the annual average.
  • 200µg/m(18 exceedances) is the hourly average.

Where exceedances of these objectives occur, an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) is declared, and then an Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) is developed to identify actions to reduce the NO2 concentrations.

Temple Cloud Air Quality Management Area

  • Monitoring in Temple Cloud has recorded exceedances of the NO2 objectives and an AQMA has therefore been declared.
  • A public consultation exercise on the AQMA boundary was carried out between 14 February and 23 March 2018. The full consultation report is available online here.
  • The overall project now focuses on drafting the Air Quality Action Plan where potential actions and measures suggested by residents during the consultation and others identified by the team will be considered. The team are looking at a range of hard measures (road widening to improve the flow of traffic) and soft measures (to help reduce exposure). Officers are also trying to secure funding so that options can be assessed externally for their viability and effectiveness. This will help ensure that the best measures are identified.
  • A further round of consultation will take place once the range of options has been considered.

Short term measures

Ventilate your home from the side / away from the road to draw in clean air. Prioritise ventilation from 1st floor upwards – this is cleaner air. Don’t stop walking and cycling – time exposure is minimal when walking or cycling through the AQMA and exposure is less compared to being inside a car.

What you can do to help

BANES Officers are appealing for ideas to tackle the pollution in the Temple Cloud Air Quality Management Area. The Team have asked that residents make contact with them directly with any ideas about what actions could be taken. The team are open to all suggestions – no matter how creative the idea may seem!

Please send your ideas to the team by email: Environmental_monitoring@bathnes.gov.uk or contact Lucy Boulton, Public Protection Officer (Environmental Monitoring) by phone on 01225 396493. You can also visit www.bathnes.gov.uk/tcbreathe for more information.

Clean Air Plan, Bath BreATHes 2021 

Since 2002 BANES Officers have been monitoring pollution levels at the roadside in Bath. BANES Council have now launched a Clean Air Plan for Bath, with a view to introducing a Clean Air Charging Zone that’s capable of reducing NO2 in the city by 2021 at the latest.

The council has drawn up a shortlist of three options which they believe are capable of bringing about the required improvements by 2021. No decisions have been made at this time, but the council are legally bound to reach a decision on a final package of measures by December 2018. This will affect everyone, so please get involved. You can have your say here: http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/bath-breathes-2021/get-involved

This update follows a meeting with Lucy Boulton and Dr Nicola Courthold, Public Protection Officers (Environmental Monitoring) at Bath and North East Somerset Council, which took place on Tuesday with representatives of the Parish Council. A summary will be provided at the October Parish Council Meeting which will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 10 October 2018 at Temple Cloud Village Hall. Residents are welcome and there is a dedicated public participation session at the start of the meeting.

Deadline approaching for secondary school place applications

Parents across Bath and North East Somerset, whose children are currently in Year 6 are being reminded that the deadline for applying for a secondary school place for September 2019 is fast approaching.

And they are being urged to fill in all five preferences available to them to avoid being offered a place at a school some distance away.

The Schools Adjudicator, in a report to the council, highlights the fact that many children currently starting Year 7, who are travelling from South West Bath across the city to a school they didn’t name on their application form, could have secured a place at a closer school this year if only parents had used the five preferences available to them.

Parents and carers are being advised to use all five preferences in order to ensure that in a highly competitive school admissions process, they are able to ensure their child gains a place at a school within a reasonable travelling distance.

Councillor Paul May, cabinet member for Children and Young People, said: “You could think of it as naming your top three schools but then adding in two reserves just in case, or make yourself a list of all 11 mainstream secondary schools across Bath and North East Somerset and put them in your order of preference, then tell us the top five. This will give your child the best chance by making use of your five preferences.”

Bath & North East Somerset Council must receive all applications by 31st October. Late applications will not be considered until the second round of allocations next May.

Applications can be made via the Admissions Online link on the council’s website here.

Councillor May added: “Parents should be reassured there are enough secondary school places locally with the council helping fund some existing schools to expand their numbers to ease the pressure on places that was experienced this September. The sufficiency of secondary school places also means there is no educational or economic argument for an additional school in Bath.”

This year 81.3% of parents across Bath and North East Somerset obtained their first preference school, with 93% offered one of their first three preferences.

Each preference is considered equally against the school’s admissions criteria regardless of whether it is listed as the first, second, third, fourth or fifth preference.

Your highest preference school is always given first consideration, if you do not qualify for a place your second preference will then be considered. Again if you do not qualify, your third preference will be considered and this continues down to your fifth preference.  Offers of places will be made on the 1st March 2019.

Last Chance to see ‘WW1 Remembered’ exhibition

People are being encouraged to take a last look at a unique free exhibition which, over the past four years, has commemorated the Centenary of the First World War.

First shown in Bath in 2014, the Bath & North East Somerset Council WW1 Remembered exhibition was displayed in Radstock in 2015, in Keynsham in 2016, and in Midsomer Norton in 2017; it now returns to Bath for a final showing.

Councillor Paul Myers, cabinet member for Economic & Community Regeneration, said: “Now is the last chance to see the exhibition back in Bath for two weeks, at the Central Library from Monday 1 October to Sunday 14 October.”

“WW1 Remembered tells some great local stories of the First World War through photographs and letters from the Bath In Time photographic archive and the Bath Record Office, as well as contributions from local people.”

The exhibition includes the story of Oliver Brooks who was born in Paulton. He grew up working as a carting boy in the coal mines. He enlisted in the Army when he was still under-age. In 1915 he became the only First World War soldier in the Bath and North East Somerset area to be awarded the Victoria Cross. Oliver Brooks continued to serve and came home to find his courageous efforts pictured on playing cards and even in Fry’s Cocoa advertisements.

WW1 Remembered is just one of several events taking place in Bath and North East Somerset this autumn to commemorate the WW1 Centenary.  Find out more here.

The exhibition is free and is open at the following times: Monday-Friday 9:30am-6pm; Saturday 9:30am-5pm Sunday 1-4pm at Bath Central Library, The Podium, in Northgate Street.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Email centenary_worldwar1@bathnes.gov.uk or telephone 01225 396455

IMAGE DETAILS
Stretcher Section and RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps) – 12th Hampshire Regiment.
Soldiers of the 12th Hants. Regiment were billeted in Bath, and this picture was taken by local photographer George Love Dafnis.
Image © Bath In Time

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 http://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk or you can call the non emergency number 101.

Police can be contacted 24/7 online at http://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact 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: https://democracy.bathnes.gov.uk/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=25829&PlanId=616.

 

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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 transportation@bathnes.gov.uk. 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.

TRO-Report-for-Temple-Cloud

Notice-of-intent-BANES-TRO

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 www.templecloud.org.uk 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.

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

Photographs

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.