Road Closures

Road Closure

A36 Bath to Beckington resurfacing and maintenance work

Highways England plans, builds, operates and maintains England’s motorways and major A roads.  I am writing to let you know we will shortly be carrying out essential surfacing and maintenance work on the A36.

The works

Essential surfacing works need to be carried out in three locations on the A36 between Bath and Beckington. We will carry out the work overnight when there are fewer vehicles on the road - during the day the carriageway will be open as usual. As well as resurfacing, we will also be carrying out drainage and lining works to take full advantage of the closure and minimise future disruption.

Dates of work

The work will start on the evening of Monday 18 November and finish on the morning of Saturday 14 December. Work will take place at night time, Monday – Friday, between 8pm and 6am.

Traffic management

Whilst work is taking place, we will need to fully close the section of road between the junction with the A36 Beckford Road and Bathwick Street in Bath and Beckington roundabout. A clearly signposted diversion will be in place. Full escorted access will be available to residents with access onto the A36 and to the emergency services. 


We always aim to work to the programme, however unforseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions may mean changes to it.  We will notify you of any major changes within the programme via advance roadside warning signs, but please also monitor www.trafficengland.comto keep up to date. We will make every effort to ensure the impact on the local community and travelling public is kept to a minimum.

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or by email:

Residents asked for their views on local roads, footpaths and cycling facilities

Local residents are being asked for their views on Bath and North East Somerset’s highways and transport services, from the condition of roads and footpaths to the quality of cycling facilities.

National Highways and Transportation Survey


To inform the Committee about the National Highways and Transport (NHT) survey and how the information is used by this Council. 

The Galleries

Galleries Charity of the Year Update

Fundraising at Galleries for St Peter's Church - Disabled Access Appeal closes at the end of October. Penny Murray and Rachel Moore write:

"As our Charity of the Year time draws to a close, we want to thank everyone who has supported us in so many ways. The collection boxes in the Galleries have raised over £400 to date, which is amazing! We are grateful for everyone’s generosity, including our grant of £1000 from FLISCA. 

Our recent jumble sale raised around £1100, after expenses, and was a great success. People from all parts of the community came along to help - providing jumble, manning stalls, supplying cakes, etc. It was a great team effort!

Having received planning approval for the disabled access route from BANES, our full plans, which include a re-ordering of the church itself, now have to go the Diocesan Advisory Committee, and we hope to have a decision by the end of January. Once we have cleared that hurdle, we will be able to start applying for grants, etc., although we will still need to raise funds ourselves, as many of these are allocated on the strength of being able to show a commitment to the project within the community.

Meanwhile, a great big THANK YOU to you all at the Galleries. Not only have we been able to raise much needed funds, but it has allowed us to raise the profile of this worthy and local project."



Updates from WCC

Annual Town and Parish Council report 2018-19 (pdf)