Sharon Ball

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

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MP for Bath’s final plea to raise £6 million

by Sharon Ball on 12 October, 2011

A campaign has been raging to raise £6 million by the end of October to fund an innovative gene therapy trial. The campaign, led by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust began in earnest in September 2011.  Thousands of people living with the genetic condition, Cystic Fibrosis (CF), may be given the opportunity to enjoy a better […]

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Bath manufacturing is a credit to the city

by Sharon Ball on 12 October, 2011

Don Foster MP has paid tribute to Bath manufacturers following the launch of British Manufacturing Week by Liberal Democrat Business Minister, Vince Cable MP. Under the guidance of the Business Minister, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has pushed for record numbers of apprenticeships to help manufacturing and give young people valuable skills for […]

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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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A Westmoreland PACT Meeting took place on Thursday 24th March at Oldfield Park Baptist Church. The following priorities agreed at that meeting: 1. Volume of traffic, mainly HGVs, on The Lower Bristol Road Lead agency: B&NES 2. Fly tipping, lane between Coronation Avenue and Ivy Avenue Lead agency: B&NES 3. Parking at junctions, Oldfield Park […]

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NATIONAL ROGUE TRADERS WEEK

by Sharon Ball on 11 October, 2011

The week commencing Monday 17th October 2011 is ‘National Rogue Trader’s Week’ where the Police and Trading Standards pro-actively target the criminals who con people into paying high prices for low quality work. Please be aware of any tradespersons in your area, particularly if they are working at elderly or vulnerable people’s homes.  If you […]

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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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Brush Up Your English

by Sharon Ball on 23 September, 2011

Bath City College are running a free 8 week course starting on 3rd 0f October. tailored to your needs suitable for adults with few qualifications and low confidence opportunity to work towards a level 1 or 2 qualification improve your skills find out about other training options. Start date: Monday 3rd October 2011 End date: […]

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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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