Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Licensing applications

Please be aware of pubs, takeaways and off licenses making new licensing applications.

Notices will appear in the windows of the premises and in the Notices section of the Bath Chronicle. You can also follow this link to view all license applications that have been recieved so far by the Council. If you need any help in finding out more about a particular application please feel free to contact me on 01225 462590 or

Monday, August 22, 2005

Wall at Mezellion Place

Councillor David Dixon has inspected the wall at Mezellion Place on Camden Road and has asked building control to inspect and repair the wall as needed.

The wall is currently in a poor state of repair and Somer Housing who are responsible for it’s upkeep will send someone from the Repairs Team to investigate.

New Pedestrian Access Point to Kensington Meadows

The Council has been approached by a regular user of the Meadows requesting the installation of a pedestrian access onto the open space immediately adjacent to the vehicle access gates at the end of one particular cul-de-sac in Ringswell Gardens.

As you will probably be aware, there is currently pedestrian access at each end of the Meadows but this involves those living close to the central area of the Meadows having to make a detour to gain access. These points coupled with the fact that we have to make regular repairs to the fencing has led me to send this letter to all residents living in the cul de sac asking for a response on whether you would welcome the installation of such an access or not. The access would take the form of a self closing kissing gate which allows a pedestrian to pass through but prevents access by vehicles and motorcycles.

Residents of 163 - 191 Ringswell Gardens will shortly receive a letter from the Council's Parks department asking of they have any objection to the proposal.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Morrisons Parking

It has been noted that Morrisons now have controlled parking restrictions on their car park.

It has been raised that in nearby roads the parking situation has been exacerbated. Please keep me informed of any increases in cars parking in near by streets or other problems raised by this.

Thomas Street Parking Solution

UPDATE - 02.08.05 A scheme has been drawn up for residents parking and will go out for consultation from Council Officers shortly. However, it appears that spaces would be lost if echeleon were introduced on Thomas Street as it is felt that parking in this formet would only be viable on one side of the road in order to leave room for turning out of parking bays. I would really appreciate resident's comments on this. - DD

Councillor David Dixon and Colin Darracott have met with officers on site at Thomas Street and Clarence Street to look at how to improve the roads around these areas. Councillor David Dixon said, “There have been issues surrounding these roads for years. In particular they have been under funded and poorly maintained for years and it is time that this is addressed.”
These roads suffer from a high level of homes with multiple occupancy, parking from commuters working within the city centre and on Thomas Street many vehicles not realising that it is not a through route.
Following the meeting with councillors and officers the following wheels are in motion and improvements should be seen soon.

A proposal is currently being drawn up which will investigate echelon parking in the left hand side (facing upwards) of Thomas Street – this should make it impossible to double park and hopefully create up to 6 more parking spaces.
Investigating the possibility of introducing a parking restriction on Pera Road.
Consultation with residents on extending residents parking scheme into this area.
An additional “No Through Road” sign will be added to the sign at the bottom of Thomas Street on the right hand side (facing upwards).

Alongside all of this your local Liberal Democrat Councillors have also pledged to make it a priority to seek funding to have Thomas Street and the roads surrounding it resurfaced. Colin and David would really like to know you views on this and encourage residents to contact them on 01225 462590 or by email on

Kensington Place Pillars

For some weeks the stone pillars at Kensington Place have been damaged, this has indeed caused concern over safety and of course appearance.

After some negotiation with various departments within the Council, (and a little help from Ann Dunlop over the history of the pillars and indeed the railings), over whose responsibility the pillars are. I am please to inform that the Council's Property Services department have owned up to their responsibility and they will be inspected as soon as possible with a view in getting these repaired.

Reported today (Monday 11th July) that a contractor will be instructed to repair these. - DD

These have almost been fixed - contractors will be returning to finish the middle pillars. - DD