Ask Nailsea – Other

GroupQuick ReferenceWhat is the idea?Where will it be?Cost?Why do you think we need this in Nailsea?Additional InformationNumber of
consildated responses
Short DecisionCouncil Comments
OTHERCheeseCHEESE for all homes (starting with low income)Across Nailsea£135 per house Could be more if we offer support for
subsequent recommended interventions (could be very low cost).
With fuel costs rising and a climate emergency, this is a perfect way to achieve a triple win - reduce carbon
emissions, help those in fuel poverty and gain community support for Nailsea Town Council with an initiative of clear value across the community
1N/AAlready voted for this via the thermal imaging camera subject heading
OTHEREngine LaneWith reference to the attached leaflet that was posted through our letterbox, perhaps Nailsea Town Council should consider giving some of the funds from the sale of Engine Lane to those of us who are unfortunate to live on or near Engine Lane and who are having to cope with the direct impact of not just the Barratt development but that of Taylor Wimpey at the same time. The reason for this is that we are the ones who are having to put up with the following over what could be almost 3 years: - The utterly appalling impact to our mental health! - The mud - The noise - The dust from the endless traffic & road sweepers - The air pollution - not just from the sheer volume of traffic but from the cement mixers, and the road sweepers - you can visibly watch the dust spewing out the rop of the road sweepers every time they come up and down the road (which on some days is 2 or 3 times an hour). - Lorry after lorry, truck after truck, HGV after HGV from before first light at 7 in the morning to well into last light at night - and this is now even continuing over the weekend. - The early mornings that get earlier as the year has gone on. We dread the summer coming. - The total and utter lack of respect of our property - we've had Barratts vehicles hitting our front wall as they drive up onto the pavement in their attempt to make enough room for the rest of their traffic coming up and down the road. - The disruption caused by road closures that came as a total surprise - why were we not informed that the road was going to be closed? - The interference to our water supply. The damage to the road surface of Engine Lane that is as a direct result of the traffic for the development. - The Barratts roadsweeper staff who think it acceptable to urinate in public at the side of the road or in the middle of existing housing estate just metres from a childrens nursery. Complaints have been sent to Barratts contractors about this - we no longer monitor this because we dread looking out of the window now. - The fact that we cannot open our windows any more, or put washing out or sit in the garden - this is going to be a real problem as the weather warms up. - The destruction of our green space that has been so important over this pandemic, not to mention the impact this is having to climate change - does NTC realise that ripping up hedgerows & cutting down trees is adding to climate change? - The loss of wildlife that used to be visable not just in the fields & trees, but also along the Lane & in gardens. This time last year we were watching barn owls over the fields - they are now long gone.
- The sheer eyesore that this once green land has become. - The fact that Nailsea Town Council declared they'd purchased this land for recreational use for the people of the town - have you forgotten this? - Have you also forgotten that Nailsea Town Council purchased part of this land in full knowledge & acceptance of the fact that it was protected by a restrictive covenant designed the prevent it being sold for housing - We'd move but the house is unsaleable with all this development work going on around us We are very interested to learn how much of the money from the sale of the land was paid back to the previous owners in overages & associated fees. We also wonder how much the leaflet attached cost to design, print & distribute. Further, we trust that NTC is planning to keep track of how many of Barratt's homes are going to be owner occupied by local youngsters (as was your intention) and how many are going to be purchased for letting (which therefore makes this development no different to any other & negates all your work & claims to residents that this development is for local young people). Yours in despair & disgust,
1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
OTHERTolerance and Understanding - Computer
Access
Get people to understand if you don't own a computer you still have rights has some people can't read or writeAll placesNothing just respectNot just Nailsea everywhere1N/ASupport is already given within Nailsea.
OTHERNailsea Local PlanProduction of a Local Nailsea Plan as promised in the 2018 version.On the Town Council web siteDepends, if professional help is needed to research issues or help with production of the plan.The Town appears to be driven by outside evenmts rather than setting the agenda. Also the Town needs to be better marketed otherwise we will have even more empty shop fronts. The shops provide the centre for the community.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined as it is already in hand.
OTHERNailsea SynclinoriumNailsea SynclinoriumConvert old health centre? Not knownTo show old and new residents the rich history of Nailsea1YesThe Council voted this item as 'Yes' as a potential use for funds from Capital Receipts.
OTHERTelephone Box - HighstreetDo something with the telephone box in the town centre either a library or put flowers in it.
Repair red telephone box.
2YesThe Council voted this item as 'Yes' as a potential use for funds from Capital Receipts.
OTHERMobile ChiropodistMobile Chiropodist1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
OTHERGeneral State of the TownInstead of new ideas I feel the town has deteriorated beyond belief. We speak as someone who are nailsea people not just incomers.If you need examples look around you the shops are empty or are charity shops the town looks scruffy + dirty.I have no idea but you need to get your act together + look after your residents already hereThe streets aren't cleaned properly there is litter everywhere as an example walk up the pedestrianised portion of Chuch Lane the bin once there has been removed.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift, however the Council looks after areas where it can by employing a Town Orderley to tend to the Town Centre, have the bus shelters cleaned regularly and provide the emptying of dog bins around Nailsea.
OTHERFunding Across the TownFunding at various venues, not just the centre of Nailsea for youngsters to hang out with their friends.1N/ANailsea Town Council were unable to vote on this without a clear proposal, however this consultation is being held for ideas on improvements that can be undertaken.
OTHEROpposition to NSCStronger opposition to NSC regarding developement in Nailsea. More consultation about infrastructure where there is new housing.
More pressure from council on North Somerset Council to allocate more funds to improve and maintain Nailsea rather than spend disproportionate amounts on Weston Super Mare and Portishead. This includes ;
2N/ANailsea Town Council were unable to vote on this without a clear proposal, however this consultation is being held for ideas on improvements that can be undertaken and NSC will contribute to schools and highways as this is within their gift, and NTC will continue to lobby NSC to spend on the right things for Nailsea.
OTHERGeneralInvest money into projects that will attract visitors to Nailsea, increasing employment in the town and wealth of local people. Put Nailsea "on the map"; make the town a place that the residents can be proud to live in and be a part of; that visitors can be "wowed" by what we have here (not simply more houses!); make those who visit Clevedon, Portishead etc also want to visit NailseaAnywhere in Nailsea that can accommodate such plansHowever much it takes. Don't be afraid to find further funding: Lottery, Central Government, Charitable etc.Change Nailsea from being effectively a suburb of Bristol into a town with its own attraction and character1N/ANailsea Town Council were unable to vote on this without a clear proposal, however this consultation is being held for ideas on improvements that can be undertaken.
OTHERBackwell LakePublic toilets at the lake Coffee cart at the lake. Seating area with a roof.NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside
of the Council's ownership.

Last Updated: Aug 13, 2022 @ 11:24 am