Sunday, 28 February 2010
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Claire Young asked about the details of the permit scheme. Officers have suggested that it will offer two permits per household, one of which could be given to visitors, workmen etc providing that you don't need both for your own vehicles. Deliveries can be loaded and unloaded, they are not affected by the restrictions. The fine detail of the permit system is still to be developed and Claire is awaiting further information from officers.
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
South Gloucestershire Officers agreed to explore the possibility of a judicial review of the Government Inspector’s decision to overrule the local decision to refuse the planning application. Sadly the top legal advice was that the Council would not be able to make a strong enough
The trees around and through the site are protected by a tree preservation order. Please get it touch with the Council or your FOCUS TEAM if they are being damaged in any way.
Monday, 22 February 2010
Friday, 19 February 2010
You can find out more information about how to respond to the Government on the South Glos website. Don't delay - the consultation ends on Monday 22 February!
The works will be carried out from approximately 8am to 5pm each day. Adverse weather or other problems could change the times and dates. The Council advises that you watch the local press for further news and avoid the area if possible for the duration of the works.
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Monday, 15 February 2010
Cycling England are hoping the project will be extended for another 3 years in 2011 and local councils are starting to consider future potential projects. Initial “strategic routes” being suggested are:
- Yate/Sodbury to the north fringe and linking to the cycling network at Winterbourne;
- Yate/Sodbury to Pucklechurch;
- Yate/Sodbury to Wickwar;
Another ambition is to identify a route from Chipping Sodbury to Yate, to be accessible to cyclists and users of mobility scooters.
Can you suggest any other strategic routes or links that need to be provided in the area? Please let us have your ideas.
Friday, 12 February 2010
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Local Councillor Dave Hockey (pictured outside Brockeridge with Pat Hockey and Claire Young) said, “Local parents should be congratulated on making their views very clear. Parents did not want all the children on the Highcroft site until a new building is provided. The existing buildings are unsuitable and no one wanted to see more temporary classrooms on the site. The Adjudicator said that people were right to be concerned about funds being available for a new school in the current economic climate and seems to have looked very closely at the plans for one school on two sites before approving them.”
Cllr Pat Hockey said, “Both schools are very popular with parents and many will be delighted that, for now at least, they can still opt for their children to start school in the small-school Brockeridge setting, even though it will be part of a larger primary school. A lot of parents would have preferred Brockeridge Infants School to be kept separate from Highcroft Junior School but at least they have won their battle to ensure children at Brockeridge School do not move onto the Highcroft School site until proper, permanent provision is available”.
The existing schools will close on August 31 this year and the new school will re-open, on the existing separate sites, on September 1st.
The Council is aiming to learn from this experience and has reviewed its plans for coping with difficult situations such as the one faced in January. In future, they hope to keep residents better informed during disruptions.