News Bulletin


    News Bulletin

    NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR    -  High Littleton Parish Council 
    that following the resignation of Cllr Robert Hitchens, a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for High Littleton Parish Council. 
    If, within 14 days* after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than Friday 17 March 2017), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW, by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option. 
    Pauline Young Parish Clerk 
    Dated: Monday 27 February 2017 
    * In computing any period of time for this purpose a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded. 





    Notice is given that Bath and North East Somerset Council in exercise of its powers under section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 intends to make an order the effect of which will be to temporarily introduce a road closure in the entire length of Langford’s Lane, High Littleton, Bath. 

    This order is required because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the road to facilitate drainage improvement works in the carriageway and will be operative on 20th March 2017 for a maximum period of three weeks. The road will only be restricted as and when traffic signs are in position and may not be effected for the whole of the period but only for so long as is necessary to execute the works. This is anticipated to be for a period of one week.


    Timsbury Road – The Batch and vice versa

    Applicant details: George Dickenson, Bath and North East Somerset Council

    Telephone number:  01225 394276



    Dated:  2nd March 2017

    Bath and North East Somerset Council

    Traffic Regulation Order Team

    Lewis House

    Manvers Street

    Bath and North East Somerset Council BA1 1JG



    Kelvin Packer

    Group Manager

    Highways and Traffic


    B&NES - Changes to your rubbish collection service from 6th Noember 2017

    What is changing?

    Most households across Bath and North East Somerset will be changing to every other week collection for their rubbish from 6 November. We will be providing a 140 litre wheeled bin for the storage and collection of rubbish. We realise that one size does not fit all, so in a small number of cases where a 140 litre wheeled bin is not suitable for your property, or family situation, we may provide a larger bin or a re-useable rubbish bag to contain rubbish for collection.

    Recycling collections, including food waste will remain weekly and our emphasis will be on encouraging you to use this weekly service to its full potential.

    Over 70%of UK councils including all our neighbours in Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset, Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire, are already running every other week collections for rubbish (in wheeled bins) and weekly recycling collections. They are seeing the benefits including reduced street mess, cost efficiencies and collecting more recycling (instead of rubbish).

    Collection days and times may change as we will need to redesign the routes so that they are as efficient as possible.

    Look out for your letter in March

    From 9-13 March all households will be sent a personalised letter informing them how the changes will affect them. To reduce postage costs, most letters will be included in the envelope with your Council Tax Bill.  

    This letter will let you know whether we have allocated your property a wheeled bin or re-useable rubbish bag for rubbish collection, and the frequency of your rubbish collection. The letter is for information and no response is needed. If you are concerned that the container we have allocated is not appropriate for your specific property, or if despite recycling all you can, you feel that your household will not manage with the allocated container you can complete an online query form.

    We will write separately to residents who

    • live in a registered House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO)
    • are currently registered for an Assisted Collection (those who require the help of our crews to carry their rubbish and/or recycling to an agreed collection point). You will be asked to complete a form to update your details to re-apply for an assisted collection if you still need help.  For some residents wheeled bins will be much easier to manage.

     Why are we introducing the changes?

    1. To keep our streets cleaner

    Containing rubbish in a bin or bag will prevent animals and birds ripping open bags and making a mess which is unpleasant for everyone and costs us to clear up.

    2. To recycle more

    We have a very comprehensive recycling collection where you can already recycle 17 different types of household waste every week. We know that some residents can recycle more than they are currently doing – about 75% of a household’s waste can be recycled using the current collections, but we still find that over half of an average rubbish bag consists of items that could have been recycled. Our local research shows that if you recycle all you can you will still have space left in your rubbish bin when collected every other week.

    The change will help to encourage everyone to use their food recycling collection – only about 50% of households currently use this. About a third of the waste in black sacks currently is food.

    3. To save money

    Every lorry load of waste costs £1000 to dispose of whilst every lorry load of recycling earns an income of £100, so reducing the amount put out as rubbish is essential.

     Find out more

    Our website is being updated as details are confirmed and more FAQs added so please check back here  for updates.


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