Friday, 31 August 2012

Have your say on conservation area changes

In order to protect Iron Acton village most of it has been designated as a Conservation Area. This means it needs its own planning guidance which will identify its special characteristics and features which need to be protected.

You have the opportunity until October 18th to comment on South Gloucestershire Council’s proposals for this. The new PTSE Committee will then decide whether any changes should be made.

You can view the document at Hard copy is available at libraries and One Stop Shops and Iron Acton Parish Council has a copy.

If you do comment on it, please let Pat Hockey have a copy as she is a member of the Committee.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

September bus service changes

Some changes are being made to local bus services from 2nd September 2012. Those that most affect us locally are:

The "Eighties services" 85, 87 & 88 have been replaced by a new service 222. This service will connect Chipping Sodbury, Yate, Iron Acton and Frampton Cotterell with Emersons Green, Kingswood and Longwell Green. Sections of the route in North Yate, Iron Acton, Ram Hill and the Emersons Green Treatment centre will be served on a Demand Responsive Basis, this means that the bus will only call at demand responsive stops if requested by a passenger on the bus, or booked in advance by calling 01454 868 368 at least 2 hours before departure.

The X27 Yate to Bristol has a minor timetable amendment to the first journey into Bristol to improve reliability.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Ram Hill Colliery - dates for your diary

The Friends of Ram Hill Colliery will once again be holding an open day as part of the South Glos Heritage Weekend. It will run from 10.30am-4.30pm on Sunday 9th September and light refreshments will be available.

If you fancy getting more involved, why not join them for a work day, 10am-4pm on Wednesdays and the second Sunday of the month from April to October. Or attend their next committee meeting at 7.30pm on Monday 3rd September 2012 in the Miners Institute Coalpit Heath.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Interested in policing?

Are you interested in community safety, policing or criminal justice issues?

In November, you will be able to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner who will oversee policing in the Avon and Somerset Area. The Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Panel will monitor and scrutinise the Police and Crime Commissioner and the panel is currently looking for two or more volunteers to serve as co-opted independent members.

The job advert says that key skills will include: the ability to think strategically, be analytical to be able to scrutinise and challenge and have the ability to communicate effectively. You will also have an understanding of equalities and diversity issues. You will work alongside councillor Panel members from across the Avon and Somerset Area.

You can find more information and an application pack online or request one by calling  0117 3521400. The closing date is 24 August 2012.