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Timsbury disabled campaigners present petition call for better gritting

By Somerset Guardian  |  Posted: December 05, 2013

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A group of disabled campaigners from Timsbury presented a 500-name petition to improve gritting in their area last night.

They are asking Bath and North East Somerset Council to treat a 200-yard stretch of South Road that leads to the Greenhill House residential home.

They say the sloping approach to the home, run by the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability, can be treacherous during severe weather, making it difficult for staff, the emergency services, doctors and suppliers to get access.

On one occasion, food had to be delivered to Greenhill House in a wheelbarrow.

The petition was presented to a meeting of Bath and North East Somerset Council's cabinet.

Parking problems

An open meeting takes place in Peasedown St John on Monday December 16 to discuss parking problems in the village.

Peasedown's first Community Conversation event will focus on pavement parking in Bath Road, Sunnyside View, Church Road and Hillcrest, particularly at each end of the school day.

Local councillor Nathan Hartley (Lib Dem, Peasedown St John) said: "Recently I met with people in Hillcrest to discuss the problem, and after chatting with them I realised that we need to to have a proper Community Conversation about what solutions we can bring forward to address the issue."

Suggestions include creating a car parking area on the Recreation Ground.

Councillors, highways and education officials, bus bosses and Curo staff have been invited to attend the Idwal Close Community Hall, Hillcrest at 11am.

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