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 Next Parish Council meeting is on: 2nd September 2014
Next Planning Committee meeting is on: 29th July 2014
See meeting dates, minutes and agendas


WW1 Civic Ceremony 3 August 

A Civic Ceremony will be held at 11.00 am on Sunday 3 August in the Memorial Garden on the corner of Manor Road and Bath Road, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1.  The focus will be on the 17 Saltford names on the village war memorial.  The ceremony will be led by the Parish Council with contributions from 1st Saltford Scouts, and everyone is welcome.


Village Walk 13 August  

The annual Saltford village walk takes place this year on Wednesday 13 August starting at 7.00 pm from The Shallows car park.  It will last 2 – 3 hours, on footpaths with an option of going up to Kelston Tump (Round Hill).  All welcome, dogs on leads please.


Public Meeting 20 August 2014 - previously permissive footpaths

A public meeting will be held on 20 August 2014 at 7.00 pm at Saltford Golf Club to discuss possible ways forward for the previously permissive paths which were recently closed.  The meeting will be facilitated by the Parish Council, and all walkers, riders and anyone else with an interest in using the paths, perhaps on a subscription basis, is welcome. 

Objectives of the meeting

  1. To enable members of the public to understand the history and issues around the loss of previously permissive paths.
  2. To gauge the extent of the interest in re-opening permissive paths in Saltford parish among walkers and horse riders.
  3. To determine an order of priority for any re-instatement of these footpaths.
  4. To consider possible future arrangements including the establishment of private legal agreements between users of these paths and the landowner.

Footpath Maps

The ‘Saltford on foot’ maps, which were available from Saltford Post Office for £1 each, have been temporarily removed from sale, as the information about the permissive paths is now inaccurate.


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

The Parish Council reports any cases of possible contraventions of planning control to Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES), which is the authority responsible for enforcing planning law.

Individuals can also ask B&NES’ Planning Enforcement team to investigate possible breaches of planning control. However B&NES is unable to notify the Parish Council of cases reported to them where the first informant was not the Parish Council. 

So the Parish Council requests that Saltford residents advise the Parish Council of any complaints they make to the enforcement section of B&NES Council, in order to assist the Parish Council in monitoring possible planning contraventions.


 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