Work on resurfacing South Road began on Monday, June 17th when the junction with Hook Hill was closed for the day. By Tuesday the worn road surface past the junction with Radford Hill was being removed. On Wednesday the work to relay a new surface was well underway.
Because of road closure to resurface Hook Hill there will be route changes for the 179, 768 and 668 bus services between 7.00am and 7.00pm on Monday June 17th.
Service 179 will be diverted via Weeksley Lane and Radford Hill and will serve the stop near the junction of Bloomfield Road and Hayeswood Road.
Service 768 will turn at Lansdown Crescent and will not serve The Avenue, Church Hill and Greenvale Drive.
Service 668 will start from Greenvaele Drive and will not serve Peasedown, Camerton and South Road.
The memorial to villagers who died during the 1914-18 and 1939-45 wars was rededicated with a short service on Saturday, June 8th. The remodelled memorial in Bath stone was designed by local architect William Bertram, built by Phidias Neoclasical Limited and paid for by the Parish Council.
A superb innings of 99 from Kev Sibley was not enough to prevent Timsbury from suffering another comprehensive defeat at home to Stapleton in the West of England Premier League (Bristol and North Somerset). A patchy fielding display which saw crucial catches go down was followed by a disappointing batting performance until Sibley lit up the day with a powerful innings in partnership with the tail.
Ghulam Shabbir proved to be Stapleton’s star man. He held the visitors’ batting together with an excellent knock of 97 with Tom Batchelor, who was dropped three times in his innings of 26, the next top scorer. Neil Hucker returned from holiday to continue his successful campaign with bowling figures of 3-46, Ellis Hancock ended with 3-54 and Sibley took 2-55.
Shabbir then proved he is no one-trick pony tearing the heart out of the Timsbury response with a spell of 3-13 in 10 overs which included seven maidens. He received good support from Babar Pervaiz (3-30) as the home side sank to 77-7.
During the carnage Sibley showed what could be achieved. Together first with Sam Hoddinott and then with Steve Clothier he launched a brutal onslaught in an innings that included eight fours and six sixes. Timsbury added 100 for the last three wickets before he was last man out just one run short of a well deserved century.
There was better news for Timsbury seconds who beat last year’s Bristol and District League Division 8 champions BAC by 66 runs in Bristol. Timsbury rattled up a total of 323-7 in their 45-over innings with Neil Hulford leading the way with a fine innings of 76. He received good support from Sol Thompson who finished unbeaten on 67, skipper Ben Hosford (59) and Rob Clothier (51). Greg Passingham then grabbed 4-27 as the home side finished on 257-9.
Timsbury thirds battled hard before going down by three wickets at home to Bristol West Indian Phoenix 3rd XI. Extras 38 was top scorer for Timsbury in their total of 144 with Lee Hulbert contributing 31 and Oli Davis 21. There were three wickets for Darren Davis and two for Joe Kinnear when the visitors replied but they got home with more than 17 overs to spare.
The Hayeswood Road will be closed from Monday, June 10th for three days for road surface works. This will be between 09.30am and 3.30pm each day. Previously it was expected that the road closure would be from 8.30am to 5.00pm each day, for five days
The Quantum Theatre will present this show at Parish’s House, Hook Hill, on Saturday, June 29th from 6.00pm. Tickets are £15 and there is free parking. The gardens are open for picnics from 4.00pm.
Box office 0845 450 5157 . Online bookings www.quantumtheatre.co.uk
The Hayeswood Road will be closed for more work on installing broadband cable between Monday June 10th and Friday June 14th. Between 8.30am and 17.00pm the 178 bus service will be diverted along the A39. Between these times there will be no 178 service through Timsbury and Farmborough.
It was an evening of mixed emotions when Timsbury Athletic held its annual Presentation night at the Cricket Clubroom. After six successful years as first team manager Dom Eatherden is standing down and tributes were paid to him for the outstanding job he has done.
Paul Hallett is also calling it a day as manager of the A team after getting the team established and giving many youngsters their first taste of adult football. The first team finished sixth in the Somerset County League Division 1 and after a thrilling cup campaign reached the semi-final of the Somerset Senior Cup before losing out to a strong Chilcompton side.
Striker Jem Lutwama was the big winner on the night after another outstanding season. Two days before his wedding he received the Roy Lockyer Memorial Trophy as Supporters’ Player of the Year and the First Team Players’ Player of the Year. Jesse Bishop was the Manager’s Player of the Year.
The Reserve team Manager Kevin Abbott’s award went to Darren Perry with Cain Murphy the players’ choice for the second year running. For the A team Joe Gordon-Hallett was the Players’ Player of the Year for the second year running with Adrian Curtis the manager’s choice. Rachel Taylor was named as the Clubperson of the Year after raising a large amount of money for the club when running in the Bath half-marathon and received the James Adams Memorial Trophy. Toby Neilson and Chris Midgeley who have both had excellent seasons for the first team shared the award for young player of the year.
Hard working Club chairman Rob Veater was made a life member on the night and flowers were presented to Tracy Curtis who is standing down after many years as Club Welfare Officer, to Rachel Cullen who ran the half-marathon alongside Rachel Taylor, to Justine Eatherden and to Rita Day. It was a big night too for Rita’s husband Nigel who received the Mark Box Trophy for top referee in the Mid-Somerset League from Bryn Hawkins and Sara Box.
Malcolm Tucker, pictures by John Newport
Timsbury failed to take advantage of a favourable batting position and were eventually beaten by five wickets at home to Brislington in the West of England Premier League (Bristol and North Somerset). After batting first and reaching 149-2 they proceeded to lose their last eight wickets for 47 runs and the final total of 196 never looked to be enough.
For the second week running openers Mark Sage and Adam Brinkworth got Timsbury off to a good start before Sage was bowled for 34 with the score on 65. A stand of 67 for the third wicket between Brinkworth and Kevin Sibley set up the home side for a total over 200 but their dismissals were followed by a disappointing collapse. Brinkworth again looked good during his innings of 62 and Sibley contributed a valuable 27. Thereafter it was all Brislington with three wickets for Josh Whitemore and a brace each for Milo Ayres and ex-Gloucestershire county cricketer Rob Cunliffe.
The visitors also progressed well early on with Will Ollis (23) and Jack Gunningham (33) putting on 57 for the first wicket. Sibley and captain Jon Strand then took two quick wickets but Ayres with a rapid 35 and Tabish Khan (47) re-established the innings. Cunliffe showed all his experience with an unbeaten 42 to see his side home.
Timsbury seconds had a frustrating Saturday off. Their game away to Bristol Asians was called off by Downend Parish Council as Travellers had set up on both pitches.
Timsbury thirds looked well on their way to a second win of the season when making 258-3 away to Clevedon’s 4th XI but in the end were beaten by two wickets. Three Timsbury players made exactly 54.
Teenager Will Rawlings hit a maiden half-century and was joined by Matt Ball and captain Ashley Davis while opener Lee Hulbert struck 40. The visitors couldn’t follow up their batting exploits in the field and a disappointing bowling and fielding display saw them go down with three balls left.
Resurfacing works on South Road is scheduled to start on Monday 17th June. The works will extend from the junction of Church Hill to the junction of Lansdown Crescent, (including the Junction of Radford Hill).
Further details are available here.
The road will be closed from 7.00am to 7.00pm and is expected to take up to two weeks to complete, subject to the weather. Any cars parked within the closure may be removed from site so as not to delay works.
At the end of each day’s scheduled work the road will be re-opened to traffic.
Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the works, providing it is safe to do so, with access being controlled by Traffic Marshalls.
Emergency services will be given access at all times, when responding to an emergency.
Bus operators have been informed and will be re-routing services where required during the works.