RUBBISH COLLECTION PROBLEMS

A vehicle suffered mechanical breakdown problems today and collections on the following roads will take place tomorrow (Tuesday 24th)
Ruskin Road
Milton Road
Wesley Road
Fosseway Gardens
Highfields
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HUGE THANK YOU TO THE LITTER PICKERS

Westfield Parish Council would like to offer a huge thank you to the residents that braved the snow and wind on Saturday 17th March to help clear some of the rubbish away from areas of Westfield. Despite snow and bitter winds people cleared 29 bags of rubbish from the parish. Well done to all involved and we hope the weather is better when we do it again!

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF RECYCLING CENTRE AT MIDSOMER NORTON

Households are being advised about the temporary closure of the recycling centre in Midsomer Norton while essential work is carried out.
Bath and North East Somerset Council says the site in Old Welton, Wheelers Hill, will close from Monday April 16 to Sunday April 29.
The site has to close temporarily because of work to the area where segregated hazardous household waste such as asbestos, batteries, gas cylinders and paints are stored in order to comply with latest Health and Safety guidance.
Councillor Bob Goodman, (Conservative, Coombe Down) cabinet member for development and neighbourhoods, said: “We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but the work has to be carried out. We have avoided carrying out the work over Easter because we anticipate it will be a busy period. While the Midsomer Norton centre is closed residents can use our other centres in Bath and Keynsham.”
The Midsomer Norton centre will reopen on Monday 30 April. Residents can recycle more than thirty types of items at our recycling centres – find out what you can take to these at www.bathnes.gov.uk/recyclingcentres
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MAY HALF TERM ACTIVITIES IN BATH

There’s no excuse for kids to be bored this May half-term as the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery have plenty of exciting activities on offer.
Young visitors can dress up in a Roman toga, make a Roman-inspired treasure chest, have a go at ‘messy knitting’, or create some beautiful spring blossoms and trees to take home.
The activities at the Victoria Art Gallery are inspired by themes of flowers and nature from the summer exhibition, A Celebration of Flowers: Kaffe Fassett with Candace Bahouth.
All are free for Bath and North East Somerset residents with a Discovery Card (www.bathnes.gov.uk/discoverycard).
Councillor Paul Myers, (Conservative, Midsomer Norton Redfield), cabinet member for Economic and Community Regeneration, said: “We hope local families will have fun exploring our museums and taking part in all the creative activities on offer over the May half-term holidays.”
Togas and Tunics
The Roman Baths
26-27 May and 2-3 June 2018, 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm
Discover how the Romans dressed and try wearing a toga.
Treasuring the Past
The Roman Baths
28 May-1 June 2018, 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm
Make a Roman-inspired treasure chest to keep your precious things in.
Get Knitted
Fashion Museum Bath
Tuesday 29 May 2018, 10.30-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
Find out about ‘messy knitting’ in our Dress of the Year from 2016, then use finger knitting to make a cuff, neckpiece or something from your imagination!
Spring Blossoms
Victoria Art Gallery
Wednesday 30 May 2018, 10.30am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–3.30pm
Enjoy creating a blossom picture using mixed media.
Trees R Green
Victoria Art Gallery
Friday 1 June 2018, 10.30am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–3.30pm
Create paper craft 3D trees.
All activities included in the admission price, no need to book. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
www.romanbaths.co.uk
www.fashionmuseum.co.uk
www.victoriagal.org.uk
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CAM VALLEY WILDLIFE GROUP

See the following link for activities being organised by Cam Valley Wildlife Group and latest news:
Cam Valley Wildlife Group Newsletter April 2018
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LET’S BE SUGAR SMART IN WESTFIELD

Bath and North East Somerset wants to hear local people’s views on its new Sugar Smart campaign.
The council has teamed up with local organisations Sustainable Food Cities and the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation to help get the Sugar Smart message across.
The campaign aims to address obesity, poor oral health and diabetes by helping people to recognise how much sugar is in their food and drink as well as supporting people to make healthy choices.
Residents are being asked for their views to inform the campaign by taking part in a survey with the chance to win prizes, including tickets to a Bath City football match, 1 month gym membership with Better Leisure, a Riverford Organic veg box and many more.

Please visit www.bathnes.gov.uk/sugarsmartsurvey
Go to www.sugarsmartuk.org to find out more about the campaign
Follow the campaign on Facebook – www.facebook.com/sugarsmartbanes

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FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

Parish Council is delighted to announce we have a Twitter address and are now able to communicate with even more residents and businesses in Westfield.
Our Twitter address is @westfield_pc
We look forward to hearing from you!