Anti Social behaviour at the Recreation Ground

We had reports of broken glass on the Recreation Ground on Monday. Glass was found broken and strewn around the basketball court. Numerous cans, bottles and rubbish were left. Sadly this seems to be the pattern each summer. If you hear or see any anti-social behaviour please report it to the police and the Parish Council.

Micro – Asphalt works in Oliver’s Battery

Please be aware that from 12th March a programme of road works will be commencing which might mean road closures. The roads effected will be:

Road Name Treatment From Treatment To Road Closure
Farley Close Old Kennels Lane End Yes
Braeside Close Old Kennels Lane End Yes
Treble Close Old Kennels Lane End Yes
Momford Road Old Kennels Lane Oliver’s Battery Road Yes
Sunnydown Road Old Kennels Lane Old Kennels Lane Yes
Broad View Lane Old Kennels Lane End Yes
Pine Close Broad View Lane End Yes
Beech Close Pine Close End Yes
Wedmore Close Old Kennels Lane End Yes
Lisle Close Old Kennels Lane End Yes
Old Kennels Close Old Kennels Lane End Yes

New Defibrillator and Save a Life App

We now have defibrillator placed on the outside wall of the Dentists building. You do not need to know how to use it – it is all automated and simple to use. As you ring 999 the ambulance service will let you know the code to enter and the system kit will talk you through what you need to do to operate the defibrillator.

It is well worth downloading the Save a Life App which locates the nearest Defibrillator to you where ever you are in the UK. Details can be found

The Great British Spring Clean – 2 – 4th March


A reminder that this year’s Great British Spring Clean will take place on 2 – 4 March.

As in previous years, it will be supported by the City Council and its’ street cleaning contractor ID Verde by providing free equipment, safety clothing and litter sack collections. It is the perfect opportunity for communities to get involved in helping look after their local area.

If you know any groups who wish to take part, please register with IdVerde by emailing She will register your interest and then be in touch regarding the final arrangements. You will also be issue with safety guidelines on how to carry out litter picks, particularly when they are near traffic.

If you are interested in the National Campaign further details can be found at


Parish Council Elections – 3rd May 2018

The City and Parish Council Elections will take place on Thursday 3 May

The Notice of Election is due to be published on Wednesday 28th March 2018, and a copy of both the Notice for the City Council elections and Parish Council elections will go on Notice boards and on our website. Nominations will be taken in City Offices between 10am – 4pm each working day with effect from Wednesday 28 March up to 4pm on Friday 6 April.  These are strictly by appointment only.

If you are interested in running as a Councillor and want to know more then please contact the Clerk or the Chair for an informal chat about what it involves.