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Next Parish Council meeting is on: 21st April 2015
Next Planning Committee meeting is on: 7 April 2015 following the annual Parish Meeting at 6.30pm
See meeting dates, minutes and agendas
Stand for Saltford Parish Council in May 2015
Community minded? Want to have a say in what happens locally?
How about standing for election to Saltford Parish Council in May 2015 when a new Council is formed for another four year period?
It does not cost anything to stand for election and candidates do not need to belong to a political party. You need to be aged 18 or over, live or work in Saltford, and have two other local people to nominate you. Nomination papers are available from the Parish Clerk or B&NES Electoral Services, and must be returned to
B&NES Returning Officer, Electoral Services, Guildhall, Bath, BA1 5AW by 4pm on Thursday 9 April 2015. More information.
Re-opening of Permissive Paths
The permissive paths to the south and west of Saltford have now re-opened for the enjoyment of everyone. The Saltford Community Association (SCA) has now signed a legal agreement allowing over 4.5km of the permissive paths to re-open to walkers and riders shortly before Christmas. This was only possible as a result of Eveleighs Estate Agents coming forward with a generous £3000 donation to fund the first year of the arrangement.
In order for this agreement to remain in place next and each subsequent year, the SCA needs specific donations to raise £3000. Without regular, annual donations from residents to cover the costs the SCA will not be able to keep these paths open and it is highly likely that once closed they will remain closed for ever as the land will be planted with crops.
In the last edition of SCAN a donation envelope was enclosed and the SCA is delighted to report that they have already raised (including Gift Aid) £1500 towards keeping the paths open for another year. This is a great start and half way towards this year’s target.
If you wish to donate and don’t still have your envelope from the last SCAN, then please either pick one up from the foyer of Saltford Hall or go to the permissive paths section of the SCA website. This page provides a link to a downloadable Gift Aid form and details of how to make a donation including via Paypal. It also provides a link to a map of the reopened paths. In order to ensure we can keep this amenity open for the community we would ask that walkers consider £25 or more and horse riders £50 or more.
Road surfaces have suffered due to the wet winter. A pothole is defined as a sharp edged depression in the carriageway greater than 30mm deep. To assist B&NES in repairing these as quickly as possible, please report any potholes to Council Connect tel. 01225 394041 or online via their Report It facility.
Parish Councillors are also putting together a list to send to B&NES.
Longwood Lane – construction site
The Construction Management Plan for Saltford Golf Club’s planning application requires the developer to make good any damage to the passing bays created on Longwood Lane, and to not damage the public highway.
Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) Council, as the planning authority, is responsible for ensuring that the contractor fulfils these obligations.
Any issues with the condition of Longwood Lane should be addressed to B&NES Council Connect
Tel: 01225 394041
Environment Agency information about river levels on the Avon at Saltford
Residents can report cases of possible contraventions of planning controls via the Parish Council office, who will then forward this on behalf of the resident to Bath & North Somerset Council which is the local authority responsible for enforcing planning law.
In 2010, the Parish Council sponsored the development of a parish plan to find out what was important to the community in Saltford. Members of the Parish Council are now participants in the Parish Plan Implementation Group, which is tasked with implementing the actions identified in the Parish Plan.
See Saltford Parish Plan