From Mark Caroe:
You probably received a leaflet from Bath Council about a Clean Air Zone for the city and, you like me, may have dropped it in the bin! However it is pretty serious stuff.
In essence the policy will impose charges on many vehicles entering the Clean Air Zone, it is intended to deter many HGVs, delivery vans and most diesel cars (pre 2015) and many petrol cars (pre 2006) from entering much of Bath. The clean air zone covers most of the centre of the city and importantly includes the A4, the A36 junction and the main routes to the RUH. This effectively means HGVs will face up to a £100 per day charge for entering the city and £9 for cars and vans.
Although I am sure the intentions are admirable the consequence could be far reaching, not least for the people who live in Bath, but also for the surrounding villages and towns. We could see a significant increase in HGVs cutting through the village to Melksham to join the A350 heading south. I would also expect traffic to increase in Bradford, Staverton and Trowbridge, none of which need more traffic.
Having spent half an hour discussing the issue with Wera Hobhouse (MP for Bath) I am convinced they have given little or no thought to the impact on our village or any other, with a very much “I’m alright Jack” attitude to driving traffic and pollution out of Bath.
I urge you to log into the Bath website and register your opinion. If we do nothing they cannot listen, if we do they might.
The questionnaire needs to be completed by 26 November 2018, it takes all of 5 minutes to complete so please go to www.bathnes.gov.uk/breathe
Mark F Caroe
From Margaret Gill:
Toddlers Tattle – this Wednesday 7th November
SW Village Hall 9:30 – 11:30
Activities and Soft Play
Toddlers ‘sit down’ snack time
Adult Coffee break with fresh cakes from Gill and Margaret
From Claire Giles:
I’m planning a dog walk on 22nd December, details here: Dog Walk Dec 2018
From Jasmine Charles-Jones:
SATURDAY 10th NOVEMBER 2018
At South Wraxall Village Hall, 7:30 for a 8pm start
For the 6th year running, please come along and bring friends to make up teams with 4/6 members. If you don’t have a team, we can allocate you one!
Quiz Masters – Louis & Tobin Lamb
£10 per head to include food
Cash bar and all proceeds to Village Hall
For tickets please contact either Heather Johnson: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Gill Fairhurst: email@example.com
From Jasmine Charles-Jones:
Pre-order your South Wraxall Christmas Cards now at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Order by November 5th for delivery by Mid November!
South Wraxall Chrismas Cards – Poster
From Nikki Minter:
Presentation on Mindfulness and the Mindfulness in Schools .b Curriculum (MiSP.b)
South Wraxall Village Hall
I am trialling a presentation for a Schools conference and invite anyone who may be interested from a perspective of seeing the benefits of using Mindfulness in the school environment, or would just like to know more about the core elements of Mindfulness and experience some mindful exercises.
Please let me know if you would like to attend. 20 spaces.
From Toby Minter:
Whilst mowing the Playing Field yesterday I discovered a quantity of hazardous litter around the benches and goalpost nearest to the footpath. It consisted of broken glass from beer and wine bottles, an empty beer bottle, lager and cider cans and 4 small metal canisters of what I understand to be nitrous oxide/NOS (a legal high). I spent an hour checking the Field thoroughly to remove as much glass that I could find. This morning my mowing tractor had 2 flat tyres from punctures so I spent more time this afternoon cutting the grass shorter to remove any remaining glass from the area but I cannot guarantee this so please warn your children to take care.
From time to time people do leave occasional items of litter such as crisp packets and soft drinks’ cans which, although tiresome, is not a problem. However we are very concerned the Playing Field is being used for drinking, etc, and broken glass has been left there without a thought for others’ safety, particularly children. I would urge readers of this message to spread the word that we will not tolerate such behaviour and, unfortunately, if there is a re-occurrence we will withdraw this piece of land from being used as a playing field due to the risks involved with broken glass.