Welcome to Keynsham Town Council website

 

 Keynsham Town Council was formed in 1991 to replace Keynsham Urban District Council and aims to provide quality local services, amenities and representation at the best possible standard within a realistic budget. The services and activities that come under the responsibility of the Town Council are detailed on the pages of this website.

The Town Council has a membership of 15 Councillors, with 5 representing each of the 3 Wards Keynsham North Keynsham South and Keynsham East.

 Elections for the Town Council are held every four years and the last elections were in May 2019. Casual vacancies can arise during the four year term and these are either filled via co-option or, if requested by 10 residents, a by-election.


Town Councillors do not receive any payment for being elected Members and offer their time voluntarily for the benefit of the local community.

The Principle (or Unitary) Authority is Bath & North East Somerset Council. It deals with many services including waste collection, council tax, blue badge, parking. highways and environmental issues. B&NES can be contacted via Council Connect on 01225 394041 or by emailing councilconnect@bathnes.gov.uk

                                                                       


NOTICE OF VACANCY


IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

Keynsham Town Council

Keynsham North Ward

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that following the resignation of Cllr Alex Ross, a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for Keynsham Town Council, Keynsham North Ward.

If, within 14 days* after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than Tuesday, 2nd November 2021), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW, by TEN electors for Keynsham North Ward, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

The request must be signed by ten persons who, at the time of the request, are listed on the electoral register as local government electors for Keynsham North Ward. The ten signatures should be accompanied by printed names, addresses and, if known, electoral numbers.

Dawn Drury

Acting Town Clerk

Dated: Wednesday, 13th October 2021

* In computing any period of time for this purpose a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded.

Covid case rates increasing sharply across Bath and North East Somerset

Covid-19 rates have been rising in Bath and North East Somerset, particularly amongst 5-19 and 40-49 year olds. The rates are currently the highest they have ever been on our area.

There is so much virus circulating at the moment and we need everyone’s help to stop the increase in rates. We are especially asking teenagers, parents and carers to be alert to the virus and follow the simple steps we all need to take if we have symptoms or are a close contact of someone with symptoms.

To support this, schools that meet certain case number thresholds are being supported to put in place extra measures such as mask wearing in communal areas for secondary school age children, not holding whole assemblies or other large gatherings, and staggering break times and entry into schools.

Secondary school age pupils are strongly encouraged to continue to test themselves twice a week with the rapid lateral flow device test kits, 3 to 4 days apart.

Adults are encouraged to test themselves regularly, once or twice a week with the rapid lateral flow device kits. If you have a positive lateral flow test result, self-isolate and get a free PCR test as soon as possible to confirm whether or not you have Covid-19. You should also get a PCR test if been in contact with someone who’s tested positive. If you are self-isolating due to Covid you can get support such as emergency food, mental health support and other help and advice from the Community Wellbeing Hub on 0300 247 0050.

If you’re eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine (including the booster vaccine and the vaccine for 12-15-year-olds) or your flu jab, it’s really important to book this as soon as you can so you get fully protected.

With half-term fast approaching families are also asked to think about whether they can meet outdoors, and if meeting indoors, to keep rooms well ventilated. We know that the most significant route of Covid-19 transmission is through airborne spread, and so good ventilation is key.

While the virus is in circulation, along with other winter illnesses such as colds and flu, we advise that people continue to wear a face covering in crowded places unless exempt, make space, meet outdoors where possible, ventilate indoor spaces and if unwell recover at home.

Thank you to everyone who has continued to take these precautionary measures. We are seeing an increasing number of people in hospital with COVID-19, our NHS and schools are under increasing pressure, and businesses are impacted when staff are off ill. So reminding ourselves to make these measures part of our day to day lives will make a real difference to protecting each other and our communities.

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2020-2021


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Latest News

UPCOMING RAIL IMPROVEMENT WORKS ON HEART OF WESSEX LINE

UPCOMING RAIL IMPROVEMENT WORKS ON HEART OF WESSEX LINE

Published: 22 Oct 21

Important maintenance and improvement work due to take place between Thursday 18th November and Friday 3rd December 2021. Read More...

WECA SURVEY INTO SUPPORTED BUS SERVICES

WECA SURVEY INTO SUPPORTED BUS SERVICES

Published: 22 Oct 21

Please complete the WECA Survey into Supported Bus Services - closing date is 28th November 2021. Read More...

Good Citizen Award 2021-22

Published: 7 Sep 21

We are now inviting nominations for the Good Citizen Award 2021-22. Read More...

TOWN COUNCIL PLAY AREAS UPDATE

During this current period of heavy usage and wet weather, the grass within the Town Council's Play Areas is becoming very wet and muddy and in some cases irrepairably damaged .

We're sure some parents may be happy for their children to get muddy, however the Town Council is concerned about the slip hazard for both adults and children - especially elderly relatives. 

Whilst the Town Council will do everything it can to keep the play areas open, which will include putting down sand or roping off areas of grass,  there may be some occasions where a play area will have to temporarily close until the weather improves, the grass has a chance to recover and it is safe to walk on for all visitors

The Play Areas are inspected on Monday and Friday mornings and an update will be published below on their status.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO USE THE PLAY AREAS RESPONSIBLY AND RESPECT ALL THE SAFETY SIGNAGE. 

 


PLAY AREAS LATEST UPDATE AS OF FRIDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2021

     

UPPER MEMORIAL PARK                                               OPEN

LOWER MEMORIAL PARK (TODDLERS ONLY)         OPEN

KELSTON PARK                                                               OPEN 

HOLMOAK                                                                        OPEN

DOWNFIELDS                                                                  OPEN

PARK ROAD                                                                     OPEN

MANOR ROAD                                                                 OPEN

TEVIOT ROAD                                                                  OPEN 

 

Next Meetings

Town Council

23 Nov 21 - 19:30

Town Council

23 Nov 21 - 19:30

Town Council

21 Dec 21 - 19:30

Town Council

21 Dec 21 - 19:30

Schedule of Town Council Meetings 2021/2022