Sharon Ball

Liberal Democrat Councilor of Westmoreland Ward including East Twerton & Lwr Oldfield Park Learn more

Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Workshop to discuss curbs on student housing in Bath

by Sharon Ball on 4 October, 2011

A meeting is being called later this month to talk about how to control the growth of shared student housing in Bath. A consultant appointed by Bath and North East Somerset Council has begun investigating the best way of using planning laws to restrict the conversion of conventional homes into houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). […]

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Brook Road closed for four weeks

by Sharon Ball on 4 October, 2011

A busy route into Oldfield Park has been closed for up to four weeks. The closure of Brook Road is linked to the long-running gas replacement work project in Moorland Road, which will last until mid-November. Work on inserting a new gas pipeline into a steel main at Brook Road had been due to start […]

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DEFRA commitment to look again at urban gull research

by Sharon Ball on 7 September, 2011

Following a bilateral meeting Don Foster MP has secured a commitment from DEFRA Minister Richard Benyon MP to look again at research proposals to tackle urban gulls. The Minister will seek advice from the Chief Scientific Officer before making a decision. Don Foster has for over three years been trying to get the government to […]

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Coronation Ave Drains

by Sharon Ball on 24 August, 2011

After receiving complaints from residents I have asked that the drains on Coronation Ave are cleared of any materials that have caused them to fill up. I have particularly asked that the drain near to 102 that is full of debris is cleared as soon as possible. If you know of any drains that need […]

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Volunteers will spend the summer giving a makeover to a crane which has returned to the site where it was built. The last remaining rail-mounted Stothert and Pitt steam crane has now been lifted into position at the entrance to the Bath Riverside development at the Western Riverside where it will provide a permanent reminder […]

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Former Herman Miller Site Lower Bristol Road

by Sharon Ball on 25 July, 2011

I have today requested that this site is cleared of rubbish and that the grass is cut. The site has got into a mess again and as this is a major gateway into the city I want to ensure that the area is kept clean and tidy whilst we await the planning consent for the […]

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Goal posts again for the Brickfields

by Sharon Ball on 17 June, 2011

I will be meeting with Councillor David Dixon the new Liberal Democrat cabinet member for Neighbourhoods during the next two weeks to discuss where new goal posts can be erected on the Brickfields site. I would like to thank David for agreeing to these so fast as these will benefit many of the young people […]

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Good News

by Sharon Ball on 18 May, 2011

The Liberal Democrats have always been the greenest among the mainstream political parties. We put the commitment to put make Britain greener on the front cover of our manifesto.  We’re living up to that reputation in Government – even in these difficult economic times. Chris Huhne and Vince Cable have announced proposals for binding carbon […]

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Have your say and help achieve Zero Waste

by Sharon Ball on 10 March, 2011

Local people are being encouraged to have their say on how Bath & North East Somerset Council intends to support an increase recycling rates and achieve a reduction in carbon emissions over the coming years. The Council’s ‘Towards Zero Waste 2020’ strategy tackles difficult issues that local authorities all over the country are facing, such […]

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Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne have launched the Government’s Action Plan on climate change. The cross-Government action plan on climate change sets out strict actions and deadlines for Whitehall to live up to its green ambitions, meet tough domestic carbon targets and encourage […]

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