The terrible fire at Notre Dame in Paris made your Editor ponder how Bath Abbey would fare in a blaze? An enquiry to Avon Fire & Rescue produced this reassuring reply from David Lindsay:
“Our records show that Bath Abbey complies with the Fire Service Order 2006. This act ensures...Read More »
Great Western Air Ambulance are looking for volunteers, they will be at the Bathford Parish Council APM on the 29th April at the School Hall from 7.30pm if you would like to discuss this in person with them.
Could you offer just a few hours of your time as part of...Read More »
Elections for the Parish Council and BANES Ward Councillors will take place on 2nd May, the polling station is the Community Rooms on Mountain Wood as usual.
An election at Parish level is dependant on more than 11 candidates standing for the Parish Council, otherwise it would not be contested with...Read More »
Dear Parish Hall Users,
If you live in the village you will know that the Parish Hall Committee are planning to replace the roof. The roof is approximately 100 years old and showing signs of deterioration, and also contains 5% Chrysotile asbestos.
It was originally planned to carry out the work by...Read More »
The Local Police Commissioner has asked if we would be prepared to pay an additional £1 a month towards policing. Go to survey link
BANES has been instructed to cut Nitrogen Dioxide levels to legal limits and create clean air zones in Bath for which vehicles are likely to be charged for entry. There is now a period of consultation with drop in sessions and one to one surgeries designed for more specific concerns....Read More »
Bath Rotary club has proposed to BANES council that there should be at least one “Tommy” installed in Bath to mark the centenary of the end of WW1 and the council have agreed. In order that the cost of this exercise does not detract from our other charitable donations they...Read More »
Bathford Parish Council, supported by 60 witnesses, applied for the footpath alongside the Bathford Railway Bridge and across the Avon to be registered. If it had not been registered, it would have been lost as a public right of way. BANES has now confirmed that there have been no objections...Read More »
This year’s Flower Show will take place on Saturday 1st September 2018 and a list of the Classes is attached for reference. Printed Schedules will available during July from the normal outlets, including the Village Shop. Entry forms will be printed along with the Schedule and...Read More »
At the Annual Parish Meeting we were given a comprehensive presentation by BANES Councillor Charles Gerrish of the Council’s financial position and of the pressures that it faces. The most startling fact was that eighty percent of the council’s revenue is spent on adult and children’s ‘social care’. Funding for...Read More »
A new Act of Parliament requires us to register, or lose, all footpaths which are assumed to have right of way.
The footpath alongside the railway line by Bathford Bridge, on land owned by Network Rail has, after an application by Bathford Parish Council, been registered by BANES. There is, however,...Read More »
Smart cameras and equipment to count incoming traffic are to be deployed by Bath & North East Somerset Council at a range of locations including rush hour hotspots over the coming weeks.
The temporary measures, installation of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras and automated traffic count (ATC) equipment, are aimed...Read More »
Some younger parishioners with a passion for skateboarding gave a very good presentation to the Parish Council at the last meeting. We are currently investigating the possibility of locating one on the playing field, in the far corner away from properties. Funding will be the ultimate decider, if anybody has...Read More »
Bathford Parish Council received a total of £11,316 via the Community Infrastructure Levy. To date none of this has been spent, it must be spent on infrastructure projects. If you would like more information please contact the Clerk....Read More »
Meetings of Bathford Parish Council’s Committees are shown on the events calendar on the homepage . These are usually held in the Parish Office and are open to the public. Agendas are available on request.
If no date is shown, there is currently no scheduled meeting for that committee...Read More »
The Avon Valley Action Group have published a website with a number of facts regarding the proposed A36/ A46 Link Road which they are against. There is information and potential action you can take on their to get your views on the subject heard.Read More »
The schedule of dates for Parish Council Meetings can be found here. Usually these are the third Monday of each month excluding August and December.Read More »
The Inspector at the non-statutory enquiry has rejected the Parish Council’s application for the site to be designated a town or village green and many will be disappointed. The points that we needed to establish for the case to proceed, and which were contested between the parties, were that
The application...Read More »
Bathford Parish Council is required to publish its governance statement and unaudited accounts for 2015/16 together with details of electors’ rights. These are shown belowRead More »
The external audit of the parish council’s finances for 2015-2016 has been completed. The relevant notice and the audited Annual Return 2015-2016 can be viewed here.
Announcement of completion of Audit