A major incident with a bus full of school children was avoided this morning, thanks to the quick actions of the bus driver, our Security team and the Fire and Rescue Service.
The bus was carrying children from Ralph Allen School children to the University on Convocation Avenue when the driver noticed the smell of burning.
He safely evacuated all the children and a member of the SU notified the Security who despatched six of the team, coordinated by colleagues in the control room.
The team closed the road and diverted traffic before taking the children to The Edge for their safety and giving some a lift back to school.
The road remained closed for 40 minutes as the Fire and Rescue Service controlled the fire and allowed the vehicle to cool down.
All the children have now been safely collected by the school.
Brian Schofield, Head of Security Services, said “This was a great example of how staff training and experience allows the team to rapidly respond to incidents assisting the professional services to carry out their tasks and returning the University to normality at the earliest opportunity; apologies for any inconvenience to staff and student.”
To facilitate the construction of the Polden accommodation building, changes are required to the roads on the west of the Claverton campus. Read more.
The Polden accommodation construction has now begun, see how this may affect your journey on the Impact of campus investment building projects blog.
On Sunday 12 February there's a ‘Relish running event’ taking place on campus.
As in previous years, half of the West car park will be closed from 8.00pm on Friday 10 February until 6.00pm on Sunday 12 February (Please see the area highlighted by a red box on the attached photo).
The car park at the Medical Centre will be closed on Monday 23 January.
This is required to facilitate tarmacking in the crazy paving area at the front of the building.
Please do not park in this area.
Lower Bristol Road has reopened following the earlier car crash.
First buses aim to have a full service by this afternoon.
For more information see BBC Local Live and First Bus Twitter
Works to create the new south facing riverside park as part of the Bath Quays Waterside Project are now over halfway complete.
In order to create the lower promenade, and widen the existing towpath between Green Park and Churchill Bridge, the towpath will need to be closed from Monday 9 January for the remainder of the north bank works. Boat moorings will still be accessible, with pedestrians and cyclists signposted to divert via Ambury, Corn Street, Green Park Road and Green Park cycle path – see diversion plan below.
The widened river bank is designed to accommodate the flow of flood waters, and so once open to the public, access to the bank will be restricted during flood events.
Construction updates will continue to be posted regularly on the project webpage.
Due to the commencement of building works for the Milner Building the rear of B, South, car park will be cordoned off on Wednesday 11 January.
The area affected is shown below and will be out of bounds for the construction project which is due to run until April 2018.
Please remove all vehicles from this area before Wednesday night.
To allow for electrification and Crossrail works Paddington Station will be closed over Christmas.
There will be a six-day closure, starting on Christmas Eve, Saturday December 24 through to Thursday 29 December.
Trains are likely to be very busy on Friday 23 December, and it is recommended that customers book ahead and travel early if they can.
Trains will start and finish at Ealing Broadway throughout the closure with customers completing their journey by London Underground. There are no lifts at the station and it is recommended that customers who find using Ealing Broadway difficult, to change trains at Reading and travel to and from London Waterloo. South West Trains have agreed to accept GWR tickets to support this.
Full details are available here including details on travelling with bikes, sleeper services and Pullman dining service.
As from 10.00pm on Tuesday 6 December vehicles travelling along the underdeck from East to West will have a slight diversion in order to exit the underdeck.
The area which will be cordoned off for repair works will impact on the motorcycle parking next to the electric charger sockets (left photo below), which will be suspended for the duration of the works. Due to the diversion route the motorcycle parking area (right photo below) will also be suspended.
There is temporary parking for motorcycles opposite the west doors to 4ES.