As of today 5/3/20 the Government is describing Coronavirus 19 as a moderate risk.
The key to the effectiveness of this plan is for everyone to take responsibility for their personal actions.
Currently the Government advice is for people to continue to go to work, school and other public places.
General advice to help stop viruses like coronavirus spreading are:
- Wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, if this is not possible, cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow.
- Put used tissues into a bin immediately, do not reuse them.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, especially if your hands are not clean
- Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
Before council meetings and activities – Please wash your hands or use hand sanitiser on arrival at any meeting or event and before touching equipment/surfaces
You are encouraged to carry your own hand sanitizer and use it regularly.
You must stay away from public places (self-isolate) if you have been advised to by the 111 online coronavirus service or a medical professional, but we also request that if you have recently travelled to areas with high rates of infection or had contact with someone that has, not to attend council meetings or activities, please.
We will continue to monitor and act on government advice and keep councillors and staff up to date, all communications will be dated.
Councillor Maureen Millbank has resigned from the Parish Council, we would like to thank her for all her efforts over many years.
Following a councillors resignation, 10 parishioners can request an election be held, as per the terms in the attached file.
The post will otherwise be filled by co-option, if you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor please contact the Clerk for more details.
|Reporting period: CIL Monies received by the Council in.||2018/19|
|a) CIL Receipts|
|Total amount of CIL received in financial year (2018/19)||£0|
|b) CIL Expenditure|
|Total amount of CIL spent in financial year (2018/19)||£25,000|
|c) Items on which CIL has been spent|
|(i) the items to which CIL has been applied; (ii) the amount of CIL expenditure on each item||Playground equipment £25,000|
|d) Monies requested / recovered from Parish Council (Reg 59E, 59F)|
|Monies which have been requested, or recovered, from the Parish Council in the financial year (2018/19)||Nil|
|e) CIL retained|
|i. Total amount of CIL received in the financial year (2018/19) and retained (unspent) at the end of the reported year (2018/19)||£0|
|ii. Total amount of CIL received in previous year(s) and retained (unspent) at the end of the reported year (2018/19)||£6,177|
|Total CIL receipts retained (unspent)||£6,177|
There is a new Deregulation Act, shortly to come into effect, with which we will lose the right to use unregistered footpaths. That part of the footpath from Meadow Walk through the Amenity / Woodland to Meadow Park is unregistered. Bathford PC has decided that the footpath is sufficiently important for there to be an application for its registration.
To help in registering it please see the information below
Please use 01225 858 220 to contact the Parish Council
It has not been possible to transfer the old number to the new line, we are in the process of updating any documentation where the number is shown.
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 that the building is maintained to a high level to ensure the people that use the building are safe. It purpose is also to keep the building as safe as possible from accidental fires starting.
The Notre Dame fire was possibly caused by renovation work being carried out. It’s a sad and unfortunate accident.The French fire service did what they could to save it with the equipment they had.
As for Bath Abbey with regards to firefighting, Avon Fire and Rescue has 4 aerial appliances that would easily reach all parts of the roof. There is also an unlimited water supply via the river.
I hope this answers your questions, you can rest assured that the Abbey is good hands and if for whatever reason it did have a fire in the roof we have the right equipment to deal with it safely”.
What these situations are like can be understood by having a look at the great fire of Windsor:
The local company Donald Insall Associates, just the other side of Queen Square from BRLSI are specialists at dealing with historic buildings:
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 all nominated persons taking a seat.
The Parish Council would like to thanks our Ward Councillors; Alison Millar, Geoff Ward and Martin Veal for all the work they done for the parish.
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 a specialists Contractor during the summer school holidays, however, a large proportion of the funds raised ( 60,000 pounds) has to be paid before July, so the new start date was brought forward to cover the Easter Holiday (April 1 – 25). I understand today that the Contractor has requested an earlier start date of 25th March to erect scaffolding and completely tent the whole building.
During the first week (25th – 29th March) the hall will be out of bounds during the day but can be used in the evening. Thereafter, nobody will be allowed to pass through the gate.
Sincere apologies for the short notice and disruption caused.
I am making inquiries with the RBL/Village Club, Mountain Wood Community Room (Polling Station) and the Church for possible alternative venues. Please contact me if you are interested.
Chairman Parish Hall Committee.