Around 20 local residents and owners of business from Moorland Road attended the recent Partners and Communities Together (PACT) meeting on the 9th July 2008.
These residents and local business leaders spoke about their concerns and issues in Oldfield Park.
The panel member who attended this meeting included your local councillors, the local Police team, a representative of Somer Community Housing and an officer from the Council who listened to the comments and suggestions for the priorities that should be taken up.
The resulting priorities agreed upon my local residents and business representatives were:
1) Securing a youth shelter for the Sandpits play park;
2) Poor maintenance of gardens by students and / or their landlords in HMOs / privately rented housing; and
3) Refuse and recycling placed out for collection on the pavement all through the week rather than one the specified day especially in HMOs / privately rented housing.
The previous public priorities were:
1) Tackling general misuse of the Shaftesbury Road Memorial Gardens;
2) Reviewing parking and driveways on the Moorfields Estate; and
3) Providing facilities, such as youth clubs for children and teenagers in the area.
1) Levels of car crime – criminal damage to vehicles in Monksdale Road;
2) Litter – increase road sweeping;
3) Speeding in Third Avenue, Monksdale Road and Hillside Road.
All the partners are now working on how these issues can be tackled and resolved.
Currently no date has been set for the next meeting but it will take place again at 6:30 p.m. at St Alphages Church, Oldfield Lane, Oldfield Park, Bath.
All members of the public are welcome to attend the next meeting.