Talking Points – October 2013

Widcombe Ward Councillors – Councillors Ian Gilchrist and Ben Stevens attended the committee meeting. Covered in the discussions were:Rossiter Road: Concern was expressed about the recent lack of progress on this scheme. The councillors assured us that this is a priority for the current administration. A Steering Group meeting is scheduled for next week when it…

Talking Points – August 2013

Rossiter Road – We have been informed that it is intended to have a scheme that can be presented to the public by the end of September. Contract documents and road orders will be prepared by January 2014 with the advanced works contract being completed before then. We remain hopeful that work will be completed…

Talking Points – July 2013

Rossiter Road – A meeting of the Rossiter Rd Steering Group has been convened for the 16th July, at which the Council will give details of their latest proposals for the design of the scheme, together with costings and timetables. At this meeting, we hope to secure agreement to a format for communicating these decisions…

Annual General Meeting 2013

The AGM was attended by 83 members. Chairman Paddy Doyle gave his report which expanded on what members had already received in the April Newsletter. Treasurer Jeremy Boss reported the association to be in good financial health and Marilyn Phillips was unanimously re-elected as examiner of accounts. Guest speaker was Rhodri Samuel, Regeneration Manager for…

Autumn Meeting 2012

The Autumn Meeting was attended by about 50 members. New Committee member Keith Palmer was elected, bringing the Committee up to full strength at 13 members. Following the formal meeting, Director of Sport at the University of Bath, Stephen Baddeley, gave a fascinating insight into the making of elite athletes. This was followed by the usual…

Annual General Meeting 2012

Chairman Paddy Doyle opened the meeting and gave his report which updated what had already appeared in the WA April newsletter. Richard Wales spoke about the latest situation with respect to the Rossiter Rd scheme and brought wall-charts to illustrate the latest design. Paddy’s report covered the Association’s policy re localism, our support for the…

Autumn Meeting 2011

Chairman Paddy Doyle opened the meeting and gave his report which covered progress to date with the Two Tunnels project, concentrating on the planned access to the pathway in Lyncombe Vale, and reiterating the WA view that we were broadly supportive of this access, subject to certain provisos about signage and construction. He also mentioned…

AGM & Hustings 2011

Chairman Richard Wales opened the meeting, his final AGM, and reported that the current Council Cabinet, led by Francine Haeberling, was committed to proceeding with the Rossiter Rd scheme. The public consultation had resulted in figures showing 60% for the project and 40% against. Richard felt that we needed further details on how these figures…