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ANPR Review Reminder

A reminder that the Parish Council is seeking the views of as many residents as possible in order to gauge the current level of support for ANPR cameras. Our ANPR project review will close on 31st May.

https://www.publow-with-pensford-pc.gov.uk/anpr-cameras-review/

Residents are reminded to please submit their views by completing the following questionnaire if they have not yet done so.

The Parish Council will consider all responses received at their June meeting and will then decide on the best way forward. 


All responses will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Only residents of Publow with Pensford Parish are entitled to participate, and they must therefore provide a valid address. 

Planning Notices – 10 May 2024

The Parish Council has received the following Planning Applications for consideration:

  • Reference: 24/01737/FUL
  • Address of Proposal: 140 High Street, Pensford, BS39 4BH
  • Proposal: Installation of replacement front and rear external doors, all windows to rear elevation and installation of 8 solar panels
  • Expiry Date for Consultation: 07/06/2024

To view full details, or to comment personally on these applications, please visit the Bath and North East Somerset Council, Planning Portal.   

NACRO CAS-2 housing in Hillcrest

After the extra Parish Council meeting held on Monday 6th May in the Memorial Hall, our Ward Councillor, Paul May informed Bath & North East Somerset Council of the high level of concern expressed at our meeting.

Paul May has since informed us that the application has been withdrawn. This is a very good outcome for the village.

Please pass this news to others.

Special Meeting – 6th May 2024

PUBLOW WITH PENSFORD PARISH COUNCIL

ADDITIONAL PUBLIC MEETING

NACRO works on behalf of the Ministry of Justice to source and manage accommodation and intends to use 17 Hillcrest as “CAS-2 accommodation”.  More detail on CAS-2 accommodation can be found here – https://www.nacro.org.uk/services/nacro-community-accommodation-service-cas-2/

I have called an extra Parish Council meeting on Monday 6th May at 7.00pm in the Memorial Hall . This will enable the Parish Council  to be briefed  and residents to give their views.

I appreciate that Bank Holiday Monday is far from ideal but is the first available option as we need to give 3 days’ notice for Parish Council meetings.

The Parish Council has not been consulted. News of this only reached me Saturday and Paul May our Ward Councillor was only informed Friday afternoon.  I also understand nearby residents may not have been consulted. The deadline had already passed before we received notice and we need to urgently prepare a response to B&NES.

I have very little other information. Hopefully, Cllr Paul May will fill us all in with more details at our meeting and he is trying to get as many facts as he can before we meet.

Please feel free to attend.

SUE GRIMES (Cllr)
CHAIRMAN
PUBLOW WITH PENSFOPRD PARISH COUNCIL

ANPR Cameras Review

During 2021, Publow with Pensford Parish Council acquired an amount of CIL money, which could only be used to benefit the Parish for projects such as new infrastructure.

The Parish Council organised a public consultation offering a range of options to find out how parish residents wanted the CIL money to be used. The most popular choice was to use it to fund ANPR security cameras to assist with local crime prevention and detection. See more details here.

Since 2021, a great deal of essential work has been undertaken to implement this scheme. Legal and technical issues had to be addressed, locations found, technical procedures designed and equipment purchased and installed. Sadly, at a very late stage, the selected contractor let the Parish down. This caused a further delay but has provided an opportunity for the Parish Council to re-think.

The Parish Council is aware that some residents may no longer support the ANPR project. Therefore, as the original consultation was advisory, rather than mandatory, and no cameras have yet been installed, the Parish Council is pausing to seek the current views of as many residents as possible in order to gauge the current level of support for ANPR cameras before taking any further action.

CONSULTATION:

Residents are asked to please submit their views by completing the following questionnaire. The consultation will run until 31st May 2024. The Parish Council will consider all responses received at their June meeting and will then decide on the best way forward. 


All responses will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Only residents of Publow with Pensford Parish are entitled to participate, and they must therefore provide a valid address. 

Keep our Parish Tidy!

DROPPING LITTER IS A CRIME

We all need to take pride in the appearance of our Parish. People who drop litter or those who don’t clean up after their dogs have an adverse impact on the quality of life for their neighbours and on the entire community.

Publow with Pensford Parish Council works with Bath and North East Somerset Council and Avon & Somerset Police to report and investigate incidents of environmental crime in accordance with the Law. Offenders risk receiving fixed penalty notices, cautions, legal action, unlimited fines, or imprisonment.

CCTV may be in operation and all residents of the parish are requested to keep their eyes open and to report offences promptly to the appropriate authority.

LITTERING IS ANTI-SOCIAL

Litter is anything from a soft drink container, sweet paper or cigarette end to a whole bag of rubbish. The Parish Council provides litter bins in busy areas throughout the parish. If there is no nearby bin, or a bin is full; take your litter home. If the bin is full please report this without delay, using the contact details marked on the bin.

DOG FOULING IS ANTI-SOCIAL

The Parish Council provides dog poo bins in busy areas throughout the parish. Please use them or take the poo home with you. Owners are responsible for their own dogs. It is illegal to fail to pick up the mess after a dog, under your control, has fouled in a public place.

REPORT LITTERING 

Report littering to Bath & North East Somerset Council 

Report rubbish accumulation to Bath & North East Somerset Council

Report fly tipping to Bath & North East Somerset Council

Report fly tipping to Avon & Somerset Police

If reporting an offence, please provide:
• Location
• Time / date
• Offender’s description
• Vehicle registration
• Offender’s address (if known)
• Type of rubbish, i.e. cigarette end, plastic bag etc

Report dog fouling to Bath & North East Somerset Council 

If reporting an offence; please provide:
• Location
• Time / date
• Offender’s description
• Description of dog
• Address of offender if known

CONTACT BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET COUNCIL CONNECT

For general enquiries

• Phone: 01225 394041
• Email: council_connect@bathnes.gov.uk

CONTACT PUBLOW WITH PENSFORD PARISH COUNCIL

If your issue is not listed above, please contact our Parish Clerk for advice.

Phone: 07899 970173
Email: clerk@publow-with-pensford-pc.gov.uk