Sharon Ball

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

Bogus cold callers

by Sharon Ball on 29 September, 2011

At approximately 1420 hours on Monday 26th September 2011, two men called at an address in the Odd Down area of Bath, stating they were from the “water board” and the occupant allowed them into the property.  One of the men distracted the occupant and after they had left property was discovered missing.   Please […]

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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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Show home to open

by Sharon Ball on 11 September, 2011

I am pleased that the first showhome on Bath’s biggest modern-day housing development is about to open, this has been a long road and it will be good to see residents living at Bath Western Riverside. The £400 million development, which is in its first phase, will include just over 2,000 homes across the site […]

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  Don Foster, MP for Bath has called on the Government to make much needed improvements in the way medical assessments for disability benefits are conducted.   In a letter to Chris Grayling MP, the Minister for Employment, Mr Foster outlines his concern at the number of Work Capability Assessment decisions that are overturned in […]

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FEWER AMERICAN CARTOONS FOR UK CHILDREN

by Sharon Ball on 11 September, 2011

Children may watch more UK originated children’s TV programmes and fewer American cartoons following intervention by Don Foster MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesman for Media. This may also increase investment in such home grown products.   The Liberal Democrats argue that UK made children’s programmes are not easily accessible on some televisions, while children’s programmes from […]

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Car Crime Dorset Close

by Sharon Ball on 8 September, 2011

Between 1600 hours on Monday 5th and 0815 hours on Tuesday 6th September 2011, unknown person(s) smashed the windscreen of a motor vehicle. If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Police on 0845 456 7000. Alternatively you could contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.  It is important that you ask for […]

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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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NEW NON-EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER

by Sharon Ball on 25 August, 2011

From Monday 19th September 2011, 101 will be the non-emergency telephone number to contact Avon and Somerset Police and other Police Forces in the South West.  101 will replace the existing 0845 456 7000 non-emergency telephone number, although there will be a period when both numbers will be available.  This is part of a national […]

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