Wednesday, 19 March 2008

School closures !

The council is carrying out a secondary school review, there are too many places at our secondary schools. There is a concern on where the new school is to be built. We are supposed to look at our carbon foot print, something that school buses would solve.

The recommendation of the report for Bath are below:


Retain Beechen Cliff School and Hayesfield Technology College as single sex boys and girls 11-18 schools with co-educational post 16 provision.

Retain St. Gregory’s Catholic as an 11-16 co-educational Catholic school.

Retain Ralph Allen as a co-educational 11-18 school.

Consult on closing Culverhay and re-opening the school as a new 11-18 co-educational Community school or Academy on the current site. This would address the issue of parental demand for a higher number of coeducational places.

Consult on the closure of St Mark’s Church of England and Oldfield schools and opening a new 11-18 co-educational Church of England school in the north of the city. The consultation should determine the site for the school. This would address the issue of parental demand, and also factors including the high number of places at Oldfield which are currently filled by South Gloucestershire students.

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Coach Park at the race course ?

The council is considering a coach park at the race course

In an attempt to minimise the impact of coaches upon the City and the Cities residents a strategy is being explored that locates a permanent coach park on Landsdown near to the race course on land that is in the race course ownership.

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Post Office Closures

Four Bath Post Offices are down for closure and Liberal Democrat Councillors with threatened Post Offices in their wards are campaigning with Don Foster MP against the Government plans.

“I urge all residents to support the campaign to save Bath’s Post Offices, and to sign the petition on our website.”

This is a backward step which does nothing to help local people. I call on the govt to reconsider.”

Don Foster MP said:

“I am concerned that the social importance of Post Offices is being ignored by the Government. These closures do not take into account the knock-on effect on other shops in the local community. It will be the elderly and vulnerable who are most affected by these closures as they may struggle to travel the extra distance to important services”.


This is the first post on this blog - trying to keep you up to date on issues to do with the Lansdown Area