Are you worried about the impact of the proposed Clean Air Zone on traffic in Bathampton ?

BANES have agreed to hold a one off drop-in session in Bathampton to discuss the potential impact.

Saturday 17 November, 3pm to 5pm.

Bathampton Village Hall, Holcombe Lane.

Even if you have been to a previous consultation event please go along. At previous events the officers have not been able to explain why they think cars will not use the toll bridge to avoid paying £9 to drive over Cleveland Bridge. They have promised us that at this event they will address the Bathampton issue.

If you have any comments or concerns about the scheme I would also strongly urge you to complete the questionnaire on the BANES website (search for Bath Breathes) or write to them at CAZ Public Consultation, Environmental Services, Lewis House, Manvers Street, Bath BA1 1JG.

We’re having a party!

To celebrate the saving of the Meadows from being turned into a Park and Ride, we are having a Party on Friday 30 September 2017 from 7.30 pm onwards.

We will be outdoors, but under cover looking down over the Meadows. Please join us to celebrate, bringing a bottle and your wellies, ready to dance and enjoy the fireworks. Pizzas for sale from £6.50 by Field to Fire who can cater for dietary requirements including vegan and gluten free. Older children welcome.

From Batheaston, head up Bailbrook Lane and bear left at the first fork (where there are new houses on your right) to continue up the lane. At the brow of the hill, there is a farm track to your right. The Vine House is on the right-hand side along the track and the party will be past it at the barn.

Parking is limited: please walk if you can and bring torches.

Please let us know if you plan to come by emailing so we can plan accordingly.

Fidget spinner warning issued by Trading Standards

Bath & North East Somerset Council is warning residents about the dangers of fidget spinners, after its Trading Standards team seized nearly 300 spinners from shops and stalls in Bath.

They seized fidget spinners with small parts that can easily pop out, causing a choking hazard to young children. Some featured a blade with sharp pointed edges, and others had LED lights containing lithium-ion batteries which, if ingested, can cause internal bleeding.
In most cases, no safety warnings or minimum age restrictions were indicated on the fidget spinners. There were also no name and address details for the manufacturer/importer, which would enable the fidget spinners to be swiftly withdrawn from the market in the event of a product safety issue.

Councillor Martin Veale (Conservative, Bathavon North), Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: ““Fidget spinners are new and currently very popular among young people. We want to ensure that when using these devices that young people are safe. Our Trading Standards Officers have been looking at some of the spinners on sale and found them to have very small and dangerous parts, so for public safety it’s only right that they be withdrawn from sale. Anyone buying a fidget spinner should purchase it from a reputable trader and ensure the safety warnings can be clearly seen on the packaging.”

Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Trading Standards Officers are now working with the fidget spinner sellers to trace the supply chain and identify the importers so that the dangers to children identified can be addressed.
If you have concerns about a spinner you have bought, or a retailer selling them, contact the Citizen Advice Bureau on 03454 040506; if necessary, they will refer complaints to the relevant local authority if Trading Standards need to investigate.
If you are a business and want advice on whether the products you are selling are safe please contact your local Trading Standards Team.

Harbutt – One Hundred and Twenty

A Celebration of 120 Years of Plasticine, William Harbutt and Bathampton

  • From 10.30 a.m.- 8.00 p.m.
  • Bathampton Village Hall, Holcombe Lane Bathampton
  • Free Admission

Programme of Events June 17th 2017

10.30 Welcome and Introduction – Main Hall. Bring cakes for the cake competition. There are prizes for Most Tasty, Most Like Plasticine (not in taste) and Generally Best Looking! Refreshments all day.

10.30-12.00 Working with Plasticine – A workshop for young and old led by actor Doc Watson as William Harbutt. Come along and work with Plasticine to make an entry for the sculpture competition! There are prizes for pre-school, school and grown-ups.

12.30 Judging of Plasticine Sculpture and Cakes by Jess Mckillop of Aardman Animation, William Harbutt and a representative of the Harbutt family.

1.15 p.m. Awarding of Prizes and Presentation to Bathampton Village Hall of Medallion of William Harbutt.

Tea and Cakes all afternoon. Other refreshments are available!

6.00 p.m. Showing of Aardman Animation films A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave. Take a ticket for this when you arrive during the day!

Event supported by:

  • Bath & North East Somerset Council
  • Museum of Bath at Work
  • Bathampton Village Hall Committee
  • Bathampton Village Show Committee
  • Bathampton Parish Council
  • Bath Spa University
  • Bathampton Primary School
  • Bathampton Church Bellringers

Grass Cutting

A message from Jan, your parish councillor for Leisure and Amenities:

Dear allotment owners
I have visited the allotments today, April 4 and I can see that the grass is very long. The first cut is imminent and inevitably, a lot of cuttings are going to be produced. The grass contractors will not be collecting grass so I am afraid it will create a lot of grass across the plots that you will have to deal with. We have ordered more cuts this year so I hope that after this initial cut, the situation will improve .
I know one or two of you have asked for the dates when the contractors will be arriving. I am afraid, at this stage, that information isn’t available to me. If I can find out, I will, and let you know.