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York Street and Swallow Street Space Improvements

Funding to support the development of design ideas for the public realm has been secured by the Council’s Environment & Design Projects Team for improvements to the streetscape of York Street and Swallow Street and a new recruit who will be taking forward this project is due to start in early April. A scoping exercise will follow to identify the work needed to follow the completion of the York Street repairs, Abbey Footprint and the Archway Project. Public consultation on proposals will be included in the project design phase during 2019, and will need to link in with the highways access proposals for York Street.

Bath Christmas Market 2019

The build for the Bath Christmas market will run on 27 November 2019 – 15th December 2019 (with set up and pack down either side for approx. 1 week). Planning is already underway building on feedback received from the 2018 market. Visit Bath are currently looking at a reduced number of chalets in York Street to allow for improved pedestrian flow. The will also be looking at enhancing the temporary lighting scheme in York Street during the Christmas market period. This would be subject to the hoarding and scaffolding plan during this period.

Archway Project

The main building works for the Archway Project started, Monday 08 July 2019. The works are forecast to last for 60 weeks provided that there are no unforeseen issues within the fabric of the historic buildings, and are being carried out by Beard Construction. The main building works will be followed by a short period of exhibition installation of 6-8 weeks.The hoarding and fencing will be erected today and will run the length of 10 York Street in York Street and down Swallow Street to the end of the project site. This will remain in place for the duration of the main works and pedestrian access will be maintained in York Street and Swallow Street. Graphics will soon be applied to the hoarding that will show people engaging in the activities that the project will create, as well as wayfinding for local traders and other details.

Swallow Street and York Street public realm improvement

Funding to support the development of design ideas for the public realm has been secured by the Council’s Environment & Design Projects Team for improvements to the streetscape of York Street and Swallow Street . Initial analysis is underway to identify the work needed to follow the completion of the York Street repairs, Abbey Footprint and the Archway Project, but the design will be dependent on the outcome of the TRO process. Public consultation on proposals will be included in the project design phase during 2019, and will need to link in with the highways access proposals for York Street.

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Litter Enforcement

The 3GS Enforcement Officers began working on the 8th March for the foreseeable future. They will be fining people for dropping litter and cigarette butts and my information is that they will be patrolling the city centre working 7 days a week between 7am - 7pm. They will sometimes do overtime which means they could patrol in the evening as well.