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

                                                                                                                  

JOB VACANCIES

 

FULL TIME Grounds Maintenance Workers (2)

Salary Range NJC SCP 3-5 ( £18,562-£19,312) pay award pending

37 hour week to include weekends 

             Local Government Pension

Keynsham Town Council is looking for two people with some experience of outdoor work to join our friendly team looking after Keynsham’s green spaces, including play areas, football pitches and Cemetery.

Both positions will involve Saturday and Sunday working to include attending football matches and bandstand events as part of a 5day 37hr working week.

Job description, person specification and application form are available to download here for Word version or here for PDF version or call temporary no. 07904 161097.

Closing date for applications Sunday 20th June- 23.59 hrs

Interviews –  29th and 30th June 2021

 

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 MONDAY 21ST JUNE 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 

 

Schedule of Town Council Meetings 2021/2022

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MESSAGE FROM B&NES PUBLIC HEALTH

 

We continue to see a high number of COVID-19 cases across Bath and North East Somerset.

The KEYNSHAM Area is particularly high.

Rates across the Keynsham Area have ranged between 580 and 700 new cases per 100,000 in the week up to 16th January

Please everyone - We need your help to get them down .

 

 

It’s very important that now, more than ever, you follow the rules.

· Stay at home and leave only for essential purposes such as:

1. Work – where it is unreasonable for you to do your job from home

2. Absolutely necessary shopping

3. Exercise

4. Health care

· It is against the law to meet socially with family and friends, unless they are part of your household or support bubble

· Please exercise responsibly and maintain social distancing at all times – especially in play areas and green spaces

· You must self-isolate if you, or anyone in your household/bubble, has COVID-19, the symptoms of COVID-19, or is waiting for a test result.


Please stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.