Sharon Ball

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

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Advice on Bath’s Smoke Control Area

by Sharon Ball on 11 October, 2011

With more people turning to open fires and wood burning stoves as the colder months arrive, Bath & North East Somerset Council is advising residents in Bath’s Smoke Control Area to help improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions. The city of Bath is a designated Smoke Control Area which means that smoky fuels, such […]

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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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by Sharon Ball on 26 September, 2011

I was pleased to hear Liberal Democrat Children and Families Minister, Sarah Teather announce at the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference that the total funding available for the Pupil Premium will be doubled to £1.25bn in 2012-13. This is a rise from £625m in 2011-12, and will rise again each year until 2014-15 when it will […]

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Urgent need for lodging support for young people

by Sharon Ball on 22 September, 2011

A service to help vulnerable young people take their first steps towards living independently urgently needs more households taking part for Bath & North East Somerset Council to help cut the waiting list for spaces.   The Council’s Supported Lodgings Scheme provides a home for young people between 16-18 years old who might be leaving […]

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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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Driving ParalympicsGB to Paralympic Gold

by Sharon Ball on 24 August, 2011

Specialist vehicles and drivers provided from Bath & North East Somerset Council’s passenger transport fleet are transporting the 280 strong ParalympicsGB squad and support staff in a University of Bath training camp during August 2011. The bus provision offers a valuable service to the camp. It also enables athletes, many of whom are transporting heavy […]

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Cold calling advice

by Sharon Ball on 23 August, 2011

Police in Bath and North East Somerset are reminding householders not to be taken in by companies making “cold calls” over the telephone and on the doorstep. Never give personal details over the telephone to anyone you do not know and definitely never give out your Bank details.  If you receive an unsolicited telephone call […]

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Great A Level results in B&NES

by Sharon Ball on 22 August, 2011

Students picking up their A-Levels from Bath & North East Somerset Council’s schools are being congratulated on some outstanding results. Many schools are celebrating record figures this year including a 100% pass rate at Chew Valley School, the highest average points ever at Wellsway School, Writhlington School reporting an overall improvement on its 2010 results. […]

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Do dogs damage trees?

by Sharon Ball on 17 August, 2011

Thousands of pounds worth of damage has been caused to trees in public parks in Bath, caused by dogs who are encouraged to sharpen their jaws by their owners. Bath and North East Somerset council says it has spent £20,000 on felling, replanting and repairs in Queens Square, Green Park and Henrietta Park in recent […]

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