BATH CHRONICLE SPORTS AWARDS
Do you know someone who puts in extra mileage for their sports club, either as a volunteer or taking part? Do you have a team that has achieved something that you feel should be recognised? The Bath Chronicle Sports awards are coming up – nominations close on 2nd September, with the awards ceremony being on 9th November.
Bath & North East Somerset Council is the headline sponsor for the Bath Chronicle Sports Awards this year – as part of its aim of encouraging more people to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
Councillor Martin Veal (Conservative, Bathavon North), Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: “The Sports Awards are a fun way of getting across the importance of keeping fit and staying healthy, and a great way of recognising people of all ages involved in sports in our community.
“Through our ‘Fit for Life’ strategy, the Council is committed to getting more people, more active, more often which will lead to improved health and wellbeing for all our residents.”
There are nine categories in the awards:
• Sports Personality of the Year
• Young Sports Personality of the Year
• Senior Team of the Year
• Junior Team of the Year
• Coach of the Year
• Disability Sports Performer of the Year
• Outstanding Services to Sport in Bath
• Community Club of the Year
• Professional Sports Personality of the Year
As well as being the headline sponsor the Council is also sponsoring the Sports Personality of the Year category.
The Fit4life Strategy sets out the Council’s ambitions for improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities in Bath and North East Somerset through increasing physical activity levels.
Find out more at: www.Bathchronicle.co.uk/sportsawards.
WESTFIELD WARBLER – AUTUMN EDITION
The current edition of the Westfield Warbler is now available:
See the link on the right hand side of this page.
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS IN BATH
Residents and visitors to Bath and North East Somerset will be able to learn more about the area’s fantastic heritage next month as venues across the district open their doors for Heritage Open Days (8-11 September 2016).
The nationwide celebration of history, architecture and culture is a chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all for free.
Cllr Patrick Anketell-Jones (Conservative, Lansdown), Cabinet Member for Economic Development at Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “This is a great opportunity to explore interesting buildings and places across Bath and North East Somerset for free, and see behind the scenes at venues that are normally closed to the public.”
There will be something for all ages and interests during the four-day celebration, for example:
• Take a tour of Bath Record Office, explore the strong rooms and see the earliest document, which dates back to Richard the Lionheart
• Go inside No. 4 The Circus and admire the restored Georgian garden – the first of its kind in Britain
• Find out what happens to your recycling after it is collected from your home at the Kier Recycling Depot
• See historic spa equipment and read original Victorian spa treatment visitor books at St John’s Local History Store
• Visit Cleveland Pools, the oldest open-air swimming pool in the country, and find out about the latest restoration plans
• Discover Fairfield House, home of Haile Selassie and his family from 1936 to 1941
• Explore Pixash Lane Archaeology Store, where you can see archaeological finds from Keynsham and have a go at making your own Roman mosaic or medieval tile.
Opening dates and times vary. – For Bath and North East Somerset event listings, download the leaflet from www.romanbaths.co.uk/events/heritageopendays.
Visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk for more information.
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ELECTION OF COUNCILLORS
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GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE
Grants of up to £1000 are now available by application to the Parish Council.
Full details can be found here.
Deadline Monday 3rd October 2016.
CONSULTATION ON POLICING WITHIN AVON AND SOMERSET POLICE
A message from Sue Mounstevens, PCC for Avon and Somerset Police, says:
“Have your say and shape the Police and Crime plan for Avon and Somerset.
Vulnerability and strengthening and improving local policing teams are just some of the areas that I believe should be a strategic policing priority and I want to hear your views.
To ensure the Police and Crime Plan continues to reflect your needs, it is really important that I hear from you.
Have your say online http://www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk/Take-Part/Your-policing-priorities-consultation.aspx or call my office on 012752 816377 for a hard copy of the survey”
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COULD YOU BE A LOCAL HERO? JOIN A SCHOOL CROSSING PATROL TEAM
Bath & North East Somerset Council is working in partnership with local schools to recruit staff for School Crossing Patrols and help keep children safe as they cross the road to and from school.
If you would like to work outdoors, meet lots of people and gain a real sense of community then the School Crossing Patrol Service could be perfect for you.
To show just how important School Crossing Patrols are, a promotional film has also been produced to encourage people to apply for the role. It features a young star in the making. Dylan Gray from the Acting Out Drama Club, Bristol, plays ‘Alfie’ – a mini School Crossing Patrol Officer in the making. He was supported by children from Whitchurch Primary School, all of whom had a great time getting involved in the production and reinforcing what road safety is all about.
The film is available on YouTube as well as via the Council’s Twitter feed @bathnes.
Apply now to join one of 32 school crossing patrol sites and provide an invaluable service to your community helping children and adults walk to school. Bath & North East Somerset Council and schools in the area welcome job applications from people from a variety of backgrounds.
To find out more about the role or to apply call 01225 394922 or visit the Council’s jobs page.
Current permanent vacancies:
• Bathampton Primary (8.20 – 9.00 and 15.05 – 15.35 = 5 hours 30 mins per week)
• Longvernal Primary (8.20 – 8.55 and 14.50 – 15.30 = 6 hours 15 mins per week)
• Paulton Juniors (08.20 – 09.00 and 14.50 – 15.20 = 5 hours 30 mins per week)
• St Nicholas Primary (8.25 – 9.05 and 15.00 – 15.35 – 6 hours 15 mins per week)
• St Stephen’s Primary (8.15 – 9.00 and 15.10 – 15.45 = 6 hours 40 mins per week)
• Westfield Primary (8.15 – 8.55) = 3 hours 20 mins per week
Permanent posts can offer:
* 5 hours per week (approx), working morning and afternoon shifts Monday – Friday (Term Time Only)
* Paid Holiday
* Full training will be provided
There is the flexibility of morning and/or afternoon shifts being available.
Alternatively, there is also the option to become a Casual School Crossing Patrol and be on call to support/cover the permanent patrols. To apply for the casual position please see the Casual School Crossing Patrol advert (ref: 15CORP50901C).
DO YOU HAVE A COUPLE OF HOURS A WEEK TO SPARE?
We know from the Front Garden Competition, and from walking around the Parish, that we have some very keen and talented gardeners in Westfield.
Would you be willing to give an hour of your time once a week to help maintain the flower planters in the centre of Westfield?
Some of the shopkeepers in the local shops have already agreed to help maintain the flower beds in Jubilee Green, and now we need volunteers to help maintain the two miners’ trucks.
There is no cost involved, just time and effort, to weed, deadhead and water throughout the summer months.
If you would like to be involved with the planting as well, the more the merrier!
If you think you can help, then please contact
Cllr Diana Cooper on 01761 415155
HOME IMPROVEMENT GRANTS
Grants of up to £6,000 are available to make energy saving improvements to your home through Bath and North East Somerset Council’s Energy at Home scheme.
This grant is available to all home owners, private landlords and privately renting tenants. You do not need to be on a low income or an elderly person to be eligible for this grant, but you do need to be signed up by the end of February.
It can be used to help cover the costs of improvements including:
• heating systems including gas, electrical and oil fired systems,
• internal, external, or cavity wall insulation, and loft insulation,
• glazing including secondary glazing, double glazing and external doors,
Measures such as these can improve your home’s energy performance, reduce the amount you spend on your energy bills, and will help keep your home warm and cosy during winter.
The Energy at Home scheme provides free expert guidance on all aspects of home energy including: how to get the best deal on your energy bills; which energy saving improvements might be most appropriate for your home; and which grants and support are available to help you.
Cllr Martin Veal (Conservative, Bathavon North), Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: “This home improvement grant is coming to an end very soon so I’d encourage residents to contact the Energy at Home Advice Service as soon as possible to find out what help they can get to improve their home’s energy performance.”
The Energy at Home scheme will continue to be available after this particular grant ends, with access to other local and national grants, however funding to this level, accessible for so many people, and for this range of measures is unlikely to be available again.
Contact the Energy at Home Advice Service
Freephone 0800 038 5680 available Monday to Friday 9am-6pm, and on Saturday mornings 9am-12pm.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.energyathome.org.uk
The grant money has been made available from the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
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!