The transport and parking problems across Moorlands ward were listed by Councillor Jess David in her speech on the Council budget. Jess welcomed the extra resource being put into the Council’s Highways Team.
Moorlands has wonderful green spaces and mature trees. However, I know that many people are concerned about tree felling, litter and air quality and want to do more to improve our local environment.
The council has announced a new fund to help local councillors support community projects that meet the council’s wider priorities which include addressing the climate emergency, delivering for local residents, giving people a bigger say and focusing on prevention.
I have been gathering feedback on local transport issues. Many people have raised issues with me about the local bus service and in particular the cuts to the No. 4 bus which now runs less frequently.
I am working with many local residents affected by problem parking, including streets affected by the Bear Flat Residents Parking Zone (RPZ).
First Bus recently announced a reduced frequency service on the number 4 and 3 bus services which run between the city and the south of Bath. The buses now run every 20 minutes rather than every 10 minutes using double-decker buses.
I have been meeting with local residents looking after the green spaces across Moorlands including Moorlands Park, the Sandpits playground and the Oval green space. These groups do a brilliant job helping to organise activities and raise money to improve and maintain our parks.
Parking, transport and HMOs are among the top issues that residents raise at drop-in sessions and on the door-step.
THANK YOU for electing Jess David as your new B&NES Councillor for Moorlands Ward in the May local election.