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 Next Parish Council meeting is on: 3rd February 2015
Next Planning Committee meeting is on: 17th February 2015
See meeting dates, minutes and agendas


Community Awards 2015 

The Parish Council is running its Community Awards scheme again in 2015. Awards will be given to people in Saltford who make a positive contribution to Saltford life, showing initiative, commitment or leadership in the local community. Winners will receive an A4 certificate on high quality paper and £60 towards the award winner’s chosen Saltford group, project, cause or charity. Awards are given in the categories of Young Person of the Year, Good Neighbour in Saltford, and Exemplary Achievement Award – but in 2014 we received no nominations for Young Person of the Year, so we would particularly like to encourage these in 2015. So if you know someone who deserves an award for what they do in the community, pick up a nomination form from the Parish Council office in Saltford library or downloadable here. Forms must be received by the Clerk by the end of Friday 13 February 2015.


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?


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.

 

Potholes

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
Email: Council_Connect@bathnes.gov.uk
Twitter: @ccbathnes


 Environment Agency information about river levels on the Avon at Saltford


Planning contraventions

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.


saltford parish plan front cover See Saltford Parish Plan