Sharon Ball

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

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The Blue Light Crew are released!

by Sharon Ball on 25 July, 2011

Research carried out by Avon Fire & Rescue Service has found that the majority of people are uncertain of how to react when they see the blue lights of an emergency vehicle in their mirrors. Three videos have been produced in an aim to help drivers make the right decisions when they find themselves in a […]

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Number 12 Bus saved

by Sharon Ball on 12 May, 2011

I am now pleased to be able to give details of the new number 12 Bus Service that has been saved after a successful campaign by Matt Hemesly and me prior to the election campaign. I am really pleased that the council listened to us and restored the service via Dartmouth Ave and Millmead Road […]

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Don Foster MP has today welcomed the announcement by Transport Secretary Phillip Hammond that the Government will go ahead with the £700 million electrification of the Great Western Main Line between London and Cardiff, including Bath. The scheme will start in 2014 and is due for completion by 2017.  It would cut approximately 22 minutes […]

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New Powers to deal with Cars Parked on Pavement

by Sharon Ball on 23 February, 2011

I had a chance to chat with Liberal Democrat Transport Minister Norman Baker on Tuesday afternoon and mentioned to him that I was pleased that he had passed powers to local councils to crack down on parking on the pavements and hoped that this would help in my ward of Westmoreland. I was pleased to […]

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Don Foster MP has today welcomed an NHS report that calls for 20 mph speed limits on all residential roads.  Introducing a 20 mph speed limit in residential areas is a policy that the local Lib Dems have long supported.  The Conservative based council in Bath and North East Somerset have consistently failed to introduce […]

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Don Foster welcomes UK leadership in Cancun

by Sharon Ball on 15 December, 2010

I join Bath MP Don Foster in welcoming  the UK delegation’s leadership at Cancun in bringing the climate change talks back on track.  All 190 countries have agreed a basic package that has brought the negotiations back from the brink of collapse. The deal, set out a long-term investment plan to set up a green […]

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Along with our MP Don Foster, local Lib Dem Councillors have called on First Great Western to reverse a decision that will stop a busy commuter train stopping at Oldfield Park station. First Great Western has announced that the service departing Filton Abbey Wood at 17:09 and Bristol Temple Meads at 17:23 will no longer […]

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Cycling Routes

by Sharon Ball on 15 November, 2010

Due to the closure of Victoria Bridge to cyclists the route that was planned for cyclists over the destructor bridge is now being used quite heavily. The proposed destructor bridge scheme was delayed because there were some concerns around the recycling depot that the council are trying to resolve. However, because the Victoria Bridge route […]

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Let’s work together on transport solutions

by Sharon Ball on 10 November, 2010

Bath would stand a better chance of receiving transport funding if the Conservative-run Cabinet would agree to work with other political groups and residents according to opposition councillors. The Government has put the Bath Transportation Package into the ‘amber’ category for transport project funding, meaning Bath is competing against other areas to get a share […]

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Two Tunnels and Cycle routes

by Sharon Ball on 21 October, 2010

Below are the minutes of the Two Tunnels Greenway meeting that took place on 15th October, Parts of the East Twerton & Lwr Oldfield Park are affected along the Linear Way including a new bridge over Dartmouth Ave that I do not feel that local residents have been informed about. If anyone have any concerns […]

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