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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.


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: [email protected] or contact Lucy Boulton, Public Protection Officer (Environmental Monitoring) by phone on 01225 396493. You can also visit 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:

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.


Email [email protected] or telephone 01225 396455

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 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 [email protected] 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

Temple Cloud Village Hall

At 5pm today Temple Cloud Village Hall passed to the care of Cameley Parish Council.

Initially you will probably notice only small changes, including the phone number to book the Hall. We intend keeping the same charges as the previous committee for regular users until at least the end of March. If you have a regular booking now and wish to keep it, you can. All we ask is that you make contact with Jenny, the Parish Clerk with your contact details and to confirm dates for the diary.

I know that 2018 sees the Temple Cloud Womens Institute celebrating their centenary, We wish them a year of celebrations and look forward to their next 100 years in our Village Hall.

I sincerely hope the Rock and Roll evenings continue and we’re ready to take your booking when you’re ready.

We hopefully will also see the return of the school on a regular basis.

If you have any queries or concerns, come and have a chat and we will see what we can do.

Over the coming weeks we hope to make some further announcements about the Hall. But, be sure, the Village Hall will continue to serve the residents of Temple Cloud and our neighbours. We will encourage all to come and it will be available to all.

If you wish to make a booking, we have added a new feature to the Parish Council website where you can check the Village Hall Calendar and make a booking / reservation online. We will be adding new content and working to make the format even better over the next month or so. You can also make an enquiry or reservation by email: [email protected] or phone Jenny on 07902  906993. Keep up to date via our website or our Facebook page.  If all else fails the Parish Council meet on the second Wednesday of the month at the Village Hall, meetings start at 7.30pm, come and have your say about what you want at your Village Hall during our Public Participation session.

Happy Christmas to you all and here’s to an exciting year for our Village Hall.

Tony Hooper


Cameley Parish Council

B&NES Council consultation on the new Local Plan

Bath & North East Somerset is preparing a new Local Plan for the District, through which the Core Strategy is being reviewed. In November 2016 the Council published a Commencement Document where people had the opportunity to comment on the issues to be addressed in the Plan. B&NES Council have launched a consultation on the new Local Plan and are holding a series of staffed events for residents to come and find out more and discuss issues with officers. This consultation is your chance to comment on the options.

Why not find out more by going along to one of the events listed below, or alternately you may submit a response to the consultation online.


The New Play Area is OPEN!

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The Parish Council are delighted to announce that the new Play Area on Cameley Playing Field is now open for everyone to use and enjoy.

Official Launch Event – Save the Date

An official launch event will take place on the morning of Saturday 21st October – further information will follow on the website and the Facebook page but in the meantime please save the date as weather permitting it will be a day to remember!

Hags will be returning to complete a few finishing touches which includes replacing the swing seats for the original swing structures and installing the benches and roof for the shelter but in the meantime, the Play Area is open for all.

We hope you like the new Play Area and that there is something for everyone of all ages and abilities. Please send us your best photos enjoying the Play Area if you are happy for these to be uploaded to the Parish Council Facebook page! You can send your photos to Jenny, the Parish Clerk, at [email protected]





A parking strategy for Bath & North East Somerset

Balancing your needs

Bath & North East Somerset Council is seeking people’s views on its new parking strategy, which aims to balance the needs of the wide variety of communities across the district. The strategy is based on previous public consultation, and the views that people have already expressed about parking. It also aims to balance the needs of local people and businesses, and a range of social, economic and environmental issues, such as air quality and congestion.

The Council has set out long-term plans for parking that fit with its wider aim to tackle congestion, improve air quality, ease parking pressures, and ensure a thriving economy that will benefit all. With this in mind – and taking account of what local people have told the Council about parking – the proposals aim to:

  • Prioritise the parking needs of residents and disabled users
  • Reduce areas of congestion with the knock-on effect of better air quality
  • Support local business
  • Balance increased demand for parking against limited availability in the city
  • Support the regeneration of our key towns
  • Tailor solutions to the needs of different areas.

Cllr Mark Shelford (Conservative, Lyncombe), Cabinet Member for Transport & Environment, said: “The demand for parking, and how the Council can best manage this demand in the interests of residents, businesses and our environment, is one of the biggest issues affecting communities across Bath & North East Somerset.”

“No single initiative can on its own reduce congestion, improve air quality and manage the increasing demand on our road networks as the area grows. Therefore, what we need are joined-up plans and incentives that encourage people to choose sustainable transport options wherever possible. At the same time, we also need to consider the important role that parking plays in supporting our local economy.”

“Our proposed parking strategy therefore seeks to balance the needs of all residents, road users and local businesses, and is just one aspect of our wider approach to managing congestion whilst supporting economic growth.”

“The Council recently consulted with local people to gain a better understanding of how parking affects them, and their responses have been critical in shaping this strategy. We’ve done our best to balance the needs of the whole community, with the aim of putting residents, disabled users and local businesses first. The proposals contained within our draft parking strategy will now be subject to a further final round of public consultation, and so I would encourage residents, businesses and all interested parties to respond to this consultation and give their views.”

The strategy is committed to ensuring that free parking continues where it’s already available – including South Road in Midsomer Norton, Church Road in Radstock, Larkhall and Denmark Street in Bath – to encourage patronage of local shops, restaurants and services.

Parking charges across the area will be periodically assessed to ensure they are comparative with privately-owned car parks in the same area. Parking charges in the centre of Bath and Keynsham will be managed to discourage long-stay/ commuter use, with on-street longer-stay tariffs in Bath (of more than 2 or 3 hours) being reviewed.

Find out more and give your feedback

You can read the full consultation report and give your feedback online here. Printed versions of the summary and survey are available from any of the libraries and one stop shops, where you can also review the full strategy. The public engagement runs until 23 October, 2017.

Drop-in sessions

Members of the Council’s Parking Services Team will be available to answer your questions at the following drop-in sessions:

  • Midsomer Norton Town Hall, 27 September, 1-8pm
  • The Guildhall, Bath, 28 September, 1-8pm
  • Keynsham Community Space, 29 September, 3.30-9pm.

Coach Strategy

The Council has also produced a dedicated Coach Strategy to help reduce disruption to residents caused by insensitive coach parking in the city.

Cllr Mark Shelford added: “We recognise that coach parking is a major issue for many people in Bath, which is why we are proposing some limited short-stay coach parking and getting the majority of coaches out of the city centre to keep Bath moving.”

“We are also keen to hear people’s views on our proposals for coach parking and how it will improve traffic flow, and we encourage anyone interested to have their say in our Coach Strategy consultation too.”

The Coach Strategy proposes long-stay coach parking on the outskirts of the city at Odd Down Park & Ride, supported by specific pick-up and drop-off points at strategic on-street places within the city, with waiting times restricted to 20 minutes. Very limited short-stay coach parking for 1.5 hours is proposed at Green Park and the A4 lay-by.

To find out more on the full Coach Strategy and how you can take part in the public engagement, click here.

Help make Bath and North East Somerset “Sugar Smart” and win some fantastic prizes!

Have your say on Bath and North East Somerset’s new Sugar Smart Campaign.

Take the short “Sugar Smart” survey and be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes including family tickets to Bath City Football Club, free gym membership with Better Leisure, a free Riverford organic veg box and many more.

Please visit the Sugar Smart Survey and tell B&NES Council what you think Bath and North East Somerset should do to become Sugar Smart.

Following in the footsteps of Brighton and Hove and Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset Council have teamed up with Sustainable Food Cities, the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and local organisations to help people recognize how much hidden sugar is in their food and drink and to support organizations to provide healthier choices.

Too much sugar can lead to weight gain, dental health problems, obesity and diabetes. The recommended maximum daily intake of added sugar is 7.5 teaspoons for adults and 3 – 6 teaspoons for children. However both adults and children are having up to three times this amount.

Sugar Smart B&NES is calling on a range of organisations to make Sugar Smart pledges to help make the “healthy choice, the easy choice”. Organisations that have already pledged to join the initiative include Bath City Football Club, local leisure centres, schools, universities and early year settings and the Royal United Hospital. Radstock and Westfield Big Local are also supporting the campaign and will coordinate a Sugar Smart grant scheme in Autumn 2017 to fund sugar smart activities within the communities of Westfield and Radstock.

To join the campaign visit and add your actions directly onto the website. Find out more about the campaign on Facebook.

Please visit to enter the survey. The survey closes on 1st October 2017.

Give cyclists space when passing

Bath & North East Somerset Council, in partnership with Avon & Somerset Police, is launching a campaign aimed at improving the safety of cyclists.

A highly visible display on a bus is to be used to raise awareness of the space motorists need to give cyclists when overtaking. It serves as a reminder that our roads are as much for cyclists as they are for cars, vans and lorries.

Over the last five years there’s been a significant reduction in the number of people injured in road traffic collisions across Bath and North East Somerset.  However, the number of cyclist casualties has remained relatively consistent over this period.

This campaign supports a recent initiative by Avon and Somerset Police, ‘Operation Close Pass’, which has seen plain clothes police officers on bicycles  identifying drivers that pass dangerously close, who have then been stopped by colleagues in uniform and offered roadside advice on how to pass cyclists safely. 

Councillor Mark Shelford (Conservative, Lyncombe) Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “As a cyclist I all too often witness drivers not giving cyclists the time or space necessary to complete their journeys in a safe manner.

Drivers should give cyclists at least the same amount of space as vehicles when overtaking, which is 1.5 metres or approximately a car door width.  We want to encourage people to use sustainable forms of transport, such as cycling, but cycling on our roads needs to be safe and all road users need to work together to achieve this.”

Chief Inspector Kevan Rowlands, Head of Road Safety at Avon and Somerset Police said: “Since the beginning of 2017 we’ve received more than 350 reports of near misses, which suggests that people aren’t aware of how much space they should leave when overtaking, or perhaps choose to ignore this advice. Anyone failing to leave enough space puts cyclists at risk and could be prosecuted for driving without due care and attention.”

Emergency Services Open Day – Ticket Release

The next release of tickets for the Emergency Services Open Day at HQ will be on Thursday 31 August at 7pm. If you would like a ticket, Avon and Somerset Police recommend trying to get online at this time as the first 4,000 tickets sold out in 11 minutes!

• Tickets are free and can be ordered from Event Bright.

• This year’s event focuses on the fantastic work carried out by our emergency services across Avon and Somerset, and will include representatives from Somerset Air Ambulance, Fire and Rescue, RNLI, SWASFT and the Coastguard, as well as displays from the force’s canine officers and mounted section.

• If you have any enquiries about the Open Day please email #Open Day Mailbox ([email protected]), but please note the only way to order tickets is using the Eventbrite website.

Volunteer Fair – Friday 5th August

Volunteer event

A number of local charities have joined up to host a Volunteer Fair

The event is from 10:00 – 14:00 hours on Saturday 5th August 2017 and will take place at Midsomer Norton Town Hall (Assembly Room), The Island, BA3 2HQ. Why not go along and see how you can get involved and learn some new skills. There will be non-alcholoic cocktails, homemade lemonade and traditional cakes.

You can find out more here.

Temple Cloud in Bloom July Newsletter

Here is the latest Newsletter from Temple Cloud in Bloom.

The next Community Gardening Get Together is taking place on

Saturday 8th July between 10am-12pm.

The group are meeting at the end of Paulmont Rise. All are welcome, tea and coffee and homemade cakes provided!! Just bring tools and enthusiasm.


Grand Appeal Charity Fun Day

On Saturday 22nd July from 2:00pm until 10:00pm Tasha Dix and team will be holding a family fun day at Temple Cloud Village Hall and Playing Field.

The Fun Day will raise money for the Wallace & Gromit Grand Appeal in aid of Bristol Children’s Hospital. Everyone is welcome!

More information can be found on the following Facebook Page: Temple Cloud Charity Fun Day


Prevent Vulnerable People Falling Victim to Fraud

Good Neighbours Can Help


Avon and Somerset Police are asking people with vulnerable elderly relatives or friends to help to make sure they don’t fall victim to telephone scams.

The call comes after officers worked with South Gloucestershire Trading Standards and local bank staff to prevent an 88-year-old woman having cash removed from her account. The lady called the Police on Thursday 11 May to report being bombarded with telephone calls at her home near Thornbury over the previous week. The callers initially claimed to need her bank details in order to process a repayment. She became suspicious and cancelled her bank cards but then started getting calls claiming to be from bank security staff investigating the earlier incident, but seeking personal details.

The woman told officers she became fearful of answering the phone due to the volume of calls and the pressure she was being put under. She confided in a neighbour who encouraged her to call the Police.

PC Lee Bainbridge, PCSO Haley Bromley and Trading Standards Officer Neil Derrick took her into the branch where they discovered that internet banking had been set up on her account without her knowledge. The lady does not have internet access. Bank staff were able to act immediately to prevent a transfer of £7,000 from her account.

PC Bainbridge said: “These telephone scammers can be very convincing and very persistent. We’re glad that this lady felt able to speak to her neighbour about these calls. We know that people who don’t have someone looking out for them can be more likely to fall victim to these scammers, some of whom callously persuade them that they are ‘friends’.“It’s really important to remember that your bank will never ask for your PIN, or ask you to transfer cash ‘as part of an investigation’. If you’re concerned about a caller who is asking for personal or bank details, hang up and call your branch from the number in the phone book or on your bank statement.”

You can report suspected fraud here.

Do you have a vulnerable elderly relative, friend or neighbour?

• Check out information about common scams and how to report them on the Action Fraud website and let them know what to look out for
• Help them get to the bank – or with online banking – to encourage them not to keep cash at home
• Just say hello – pop round for a cuppa and a chat. People who have regular contact with a network of friends are less likely to fall victim to scams.

Pollution Monitor Report

Several years ago this Parish Council contacted B&NES about whether Air Pollution on the A37 could be monitored. The B&NES Environmental Protection Team at the time confirmed that the A37 had been included in their review and assessment work but had not been identified as an area of concern as they had previously had monitoring in Pensford which was 31 µg/m3 in 2012 (this is below the Government’s Objective of 40 µg/m3).

The current Parish Council requested further action from B&NES Council to assess the situation during April 2016.

Due to the concerns raised by the current Parish Council, B&NES Council agreed to install a diffusion tube monitor on the A37 where the road narrowed. The results of the initial assessment period indicated high levels of Nitrogen Dioxide which was surprising even to B&NES Council. An additional four diffusion tubes were installed as a result so that a more comprehensive study could be undertaken which would better inform the boundary of the high levels of pollution.

The full results from the additional diffusion tubes became available during early May 2017 and the Parish Council invited the B&NES Environmental Protection Team to attend the Parish Council Meeting to explain the results to parishioners and the further action they would be taking as a result.

At the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council on 10th May 2017, Cathryn Brown, Team Manager for Licencing and Environmental Protection, Aled Williams, Environmental Protection Team Manager and Dr Nicola Courthold, Senior Public Protection Officer (all from B&NES Council) were welcomed to the Parish Council Meeting.

A presentation was made on the data obtained from the diffusion tubes and what further action B&NES Council will be taking.

Levels of Pollution

Key findings

  • Locations within Temple Cloud exceed the Government’s annual mean objectives for Nitrogen Dioxide.
  • B&NES Council will declare an Air Quality Management Area for Temple Cloud.
  • A Public Consultation will be run and an Air Quality Action Plan published.

The full presentation made at the meeting can be found here.

The Parish Council are concerned about the high levels of Nitrogen Dioxide and the implications this has for residents. The Parish Council is committed to ensuring that all residents are kept informed of developments as the public consultation is undertaken and will liaise closely with the Team at B&NES Council as the matter is progressed.

Cathryn Brown and Team welcome questions, comments and dialog with residents. You can contact the team by email at: [email protected]


Temple Cloud in Bloom June 2017 Newsletter

Here is the latest newsletter from Temple Cloud in Bloom.

Community Gardening Get Together

The next Community Gardening Get Together event will take place on Sunday 11th June between 10am and 12pm. Everyone is welcome, tea, coffee and homemade cakes provided! All Temple Cloud in Bloom ask for is enthusiasm! You can also find out more on the Temple Cloud in Bloom Facebook page.




UK Parliamentary General Election 2017

The next parliamentary general election will be held on Thursday 8 June 2017.

Constituency of North East Somerset


Notice of Election

Notice of Poll and Statement of Persons Nominated

Notice of Election Agents

Notice of Situation of Polling Stations


Further can be found on The Electoral Commission website – The independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK.

Information for electors
The deadline to register to vote at the forthcoming general election is Monday 22 May.

How to apply to vote by post
The deadline for postal vote applications at the forthcoming general election is 5pm on Tuesday 23 May.

How to apply to vote by proxy
The deadline for proxy vote applications at the forthcoming general election is 5pm on Wednesday 31 May.

Play Area Project – Design announced

Cameley Parish Council are pleased to announce that a design for the Play Area Project has been agreed.

This project has come a long way since the idea was first considered. A working party consisting of Cllrs Maria Musins, Dylan Morris, John Cockerham and Tracey Turner have been hard at work to keep the project progressing with the support of the full Parish Council.

After a month of advertising the opportunity to contractors on the Governments Contracts Finder and publishing an invitation to tender the Parish Council received an impressive 7 applications by the closing date.

The Parish Council selecting Hags as the preferred supplier for the Play Area Project at the April Parish Council after it was established that Hags had submitted the most comprehensive tender application which most closely matched the requirements outlined within the invitation to tender.

The Parish Council then met on Wednesday 26th April 17 for an extraordinary Parish Council Meeting to consider the Hags submission against a revised design to increase the number of swings in the proposal. At this meeting, the chosen design was selected.

The Parish Council will use Section 106 money provided to the Parish Council due to the recent development which must be spent to mitigate the effects of development. The current equipment and size of the play area – for a growing village is simply not fit for purpose as it is, nor is it inclusive to all ages. The new play area will cover a larger area on Cameley Playing Field and will have more equipment which includes those that were identified as being the most popular during the consultation process. It will also have equipment for all ages and abilities with some equipment having been chosen as they are also suitable for disabled children.

The Parish Council would like to thank all those who have shaped the project so far including the residents and children who attended the Parish Council Coffee Morning on 3rd December 16 at Temple Cloud Village Hall and enthusiastically shared their ideas. This process helped to identify the key pieces of equipment that residents and children will soon see installed in the improved play area.

In addition the Parish Council would like to thank the other companies who submitted their tenders for this project and recognise the time that went into each and every design.

The Parish Council now look forward to working with Hags to create an improved and much expanded Play Area on Cameley Playing Field. We will keep you all updated through the website and Facebook page and let you know when the work is due to start!

You can view the chosen design here:Q-14884-C4G5-V-3


Cam Valley Arts Trail Group Spring Exhibition & Sale

Demonstrations and Taster Sessions

Conygre Hall, North Road, Timsbury Nr Bath BA2 0JQ

Saturday 29 April 2017: 11am-5pm

Following on from the ‘Workshops Event’ earlier this year where people had a chance to try their hand at, among other arts: modern calligraphy, lino & textile printing, and batik, the Group will be holding our Spring Exhibition & Sale, between 11am-5pm, on Saturday the 29th April 2017.

Many local artists will be attending – they will be demonstrating, showcasing and selling their work. A chance for you to meet the artists, see how they create their work, and try it out for yourself at the free taster art sessions. Works will include many different media: paintings, batik, ceramics, textiles, wood, glass, calligraphy and more.

Entry is free and there will be refreshments. Remember to bring your wallet or chequebook as some artists cannot take card payments. For further details, visit:

Temple Inn – Application to vary premises licence

An application has been submitted to B&NES Council to vary a current premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 at Temple Inn. A notice has to be displayed on the premises and in a local publication. This was brought to the attention of the Parish Council at the last Parish Council meeting on 12th April 2017 by a concerned resident.

Representations have been requested by 5th May 2017. B&NES Council Licencing Team have stated that if no relevant representations are received by 5 May 2017, the application will be granted as applied for. Despite a request, B&NES Council have stated that they cannot extend the deadline until after the next Parish Council meeting and had no obligation to inform the Parish Council about the application itself.

If residents or those affected wish to make representations for or against this variation, advice on how this can be done can be found here.

Further information regarding application 17/00907/LAPRE can be found here.

The Parish Council are arranging an extraordinary Parish Council Meeting to:

  1. Consider application 17/00907/LAPRE to vary a current premises licence, Temple Inn, Main Road, Temple Cloud under the Licensing Act 2003.
  2. Agree the Parish Council response to the application and consider a Parish Council representation in accordance with the B&NES Council framework.

The meeting will likely take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 26th April 2017 at St Barnabas Church and this will be confirmed shortly on the Cameley Parish Council Facebook page, this website and the two noticeboards in Temple Cloud.


Candidates for West of England Combined Authority Mayoral Election

The names of the six candidates standing in the first West of England Combined Authority Mayoral election have been published. Those standing in the West of England Mayoral election are:

•Tim Bowles – The Conservative Party Candidate
•Aaron Warren Foot – UK Independence Party (UKIP)
•Darren Edward Hall – Green Party
•Lesley Ann Mansell – Labour and Co-operative Party
•John Christopher Savage – Independent
•Stephen Williams – Liberal Democrats

Registered voters in Bath and North East Somerset will have their say on Thursday 4th May on who becomes the first Mayor for the West of England Combined Authority. Only those registered to vote will be able to have their say in this election and the deadline to register passes at midnight on Thursday 13 April. Registering to vote can be done in minutes online. Visit with your national insurance number and follow the on-screen instructions. From mid-April, everyone in Bath and North East Somerset who is registered to vote can expect to receive a Mayoral Election booklet which includes information about the election and a campaign statement from those candidates who wished to be included. The Combined Authority Returning Officer is legally required to produce this booklet for all registered voters.

The West of England devolution deal worth £1 billion brings powers and money from national Government with the ability to make local decisions about spatial planning for the region (including where new homes are planned and where investment in new services is needed to support their development), adult education and skills, employment and regional transport.

As part of the devolution deal there needs to be a regional authority and an elected regional Mayor.


Changes to rubbish collection

Residents should have all received a letter from B&NES Council earlier in March, detailing the change to rubbish collections which will come into force from 6 November 2017. 

The deadline for residents to contact B&NES Council to query their rubbish bin or bag allocation is 5 May 2017. If you do not feel your allocation is sufficient or have further queries, please contact B&NES Council if before 5th May 2017.