Widcombe LibDems have a new blog

by iangilchrist on 3 June, 2011

This blog is being closed down. Please refer to our new blog at http://widcombelibdems.mycouncillor.org.uk/

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Thank you to Widcombe voters!

by iangilchrist on 6 May, 2011

Ben and I would like to wish all Widcombe voters our thanks for the support shown on May 5. We were both elected, for which we are very grateful to our supporters and helpers. We look forward to four years of working for Widcombe, and demonstrating that the confidence shown in us through the vote […]

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Goodbye till after May 5

by iangilchrist on 22 April, 2011

This blog will resume normal  service after the Local Elections on May 5. Please wish Ben Stevens and me well in our efforts to get (re-)elected.

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Beechen Cliff School Playing Fields

by iangilchrist on 25 March, 2011

There has been a lot of controversy recently about the inclusion of this area in the Council’s ‘Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment’ (SHLAA), under the reference ‘Lyn6’. It is controversial because a few years ago the Council threw out such an inclusion on various grounds mainly driven by residents and led by Lib Dem councillors […]

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Railway arch railings to be fixed

by iangilchrist on 5 March, 2011

Following concern raised by residents about apparent occupation by homeless people of the railway arches between Wells Rd and Lower Bristol Rd, I have been in touch with Network Rail. Access to the arches behind the railings is possible because the railway arches are listed (!) and the railings could not be fixed to them. […]

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Rossiter Rd scheme – consultation starts (at last)

by iangilchrist on 11 February, 2011

After more than 25 years of waiting Widcombe is at last on the verge I believe of transformation. This will come about through the re-routing of through traffic onto a two-way system in Rossiter Rd, leaving just local traffic to go (West-> East) through Widcombe Parade. A leaflet and questionnaire is about to be posted […]

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Grit bin in Thornbank Place

by iangilchrist on 22 January, 2011

Ben Stevens and I are seen here beside a new grit bin which we had installed at the top of Thornbank Place. This is a very steep road with a number of residents. I have been trying to get more grit bins added in other parts of Widcombe. Let’s hope the worst of the winter […]

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Speed Watch – latest news

by iangilchrist on 7 January, 2011

My request to the Police to approve new speed watch locations on Widcombe Hill, Brougham Hayes and other places has been turned down for now. The situation may change if new data is found. If anyone would like to join the Speed Watch team there is a training course scheduled for Sunday Jan 30, at […]

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HMOs (Houses of Multiple Occupancy)

by iangilchrist on 19 November, 2010

It has been a long running campaign of the LibDems and myself to find a way to restrict the spread of HMOs in certain areas of Bath, in particular Oldfield Park, Westmoreland and Widcombe. We note that an over-concentration of such properties can lead to an erosion of good neighbourly characteristics. Complaints on this subject […]

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Progress on SatNav misery?

by iangilchrist on 17 November, 2010

In a bid to reduce this sort of scene (in Chuch St) I have made contact with the TeleAtlas company who supply maps to SatNav companies like TomTom. It has long been recognised that the problem of heavy traffic, like this van, going down unsuitably narrow roads and lanes comes about because these are not […]

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