The council have informed us that recycling and rubbish collections are now starting from 6:00 am , they suggest you put your rubbish out the evening before, after 8:00 pm if possible.
The crews are working longer hours so may also pick up later in the day than usual. They also ask that you bring your bins in promptly after the collection.
click here for more info.
Also the recycling centre in Bath is now open, you need to book first
Bath recycling centre
Bath recycling centre will be open 7 days a week from Monday 27 July 2020 to Bath and North East Somerset residents. You must book an appointment online before you visit, otherwise you will be turned away.
Sorry this is very short notice we have received this, the deadline is Friday 31st, but you still have a chance to enter
THE CHARTER TRUSTEES OF THE CITY OF BATH
Press Release 6 July 2020
MAYOR OF BATH’S PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION ‘MEMORIES OF BATH, LONELY IN LOCKDOWN’
As we pass the 100 day in lockdown point, what will you remember from this period?
The Mayor of Bath (Councillor Manda Rigby) is inviting entries to an open photographic competition, with the theme ‘Memories of Bath, Lonely in Lockdown’. Her theme for the year is ‘Combatting Loneliness, Bath the Friendly City’, and she is keen to receive your memories from the last few months.
There are three categories – age 11 and under, age 12-18, and 19 and above. The competition is aimed at all who reside, work, or study in the City of Bath, and hopes to complement the work of the Bath Record Office’s Corona Captured project, in creating a lasting memory of this time.
The Mayor commented, “Many more people have been isolated or suffered from loneliness over this period. There have also been many communities coming together to combat this. I’m looking forward to seeing any photos which encapsulate your experience of loneliness in this time.”
Entries will be accepted until the 31 July 2020 by email to email@example.com. Please include in the subject title ‘Photo Competition’ and your ‘Age Group’. Remember to include your name and a caption for your photo, which will be added to an Exhibition on the web site. One entry per person, JPEG file size limit of 2MB. Please ensure you read the full Terms and Conditions at at www.mayorofbath.co.uk/photographic-competition before you enter. (Entrants aged 15 and under must ask their parent or guardian to submit an entry on their behalf).
After the closing date the Mayor will choose 3 winners, in conjunction with Paul Gillis, professional Freelance Photographer for The Bath Chronicle. The winners will be invited (with up to 3 guests) to visit the Mayor in the Parlour at the Guildhall when the lockdown has been lifted. A small gift will also be presented (no cash prizes).
The Mayor admitted she is no photographer herself but is sharing this photo she took to encourage you to enter!
PHOTO: Bathwick Fields,
by The Mayor, Councillor Manda Rigby
Contact: Mayor’s Office, Guildhall, BATH, BA1 5AW
Tel: 01225 477411 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Our local councillor is working with the local police to recruit residents to be trained as neighbourhood speed watch volunteers. If anyone would like to volunteer please contact Kumar for more details on 07942583450 or Email: Yukteshwar_Kumar@BATHNES.GOV.UK
Just to let you know the new NT ranger, Joe, is keeping an eye on activities on the fields. He tries to get a litter-picking team there once a week and is planning to put up a NO BBQ notice.
He is also looking to reinstate notices that show the location of nearest bins are to the exits from the fields. We have been asked why there are no bins on the fields, this is because of the logistics and costs of emptying them.
Gates on the fields are propped open where possible to reduce the spread of Covid-19, as there is currently no live stock in the fields.
As we postponed our AGM we are now conducting the basics activities required remotely. Please read our AGM letter attached.
BHRA AGM letter June 2020
Open reach is planning works this week on the upper part of Bathwick Hill near Smallcombe House which will cause traffic delays.
Our councillor has sent us this :
Bath & North East Somerset Council is restarting fortnightly garden waste collections on Monday 27 April after the service was temporarily paused due to the Covid-19 outbreak. This means next collection on Bathwick Hill is 5th May, as we have a black bin collection on the 28th April.
Residents will receive extra green waste collections before they are asked to renew, to make up for missed collections. Existing garden waste stickers will now be valid until 18 July 2020 to make up for the missed collections.
Recycling centres will remain shut, and you cannot order new or replacement bins.
There are many scams at the moment, the latest is :
Residents receive a call with an automated voice saying “All citizens must wear a face mask, press 1 to order”. The call apparently sounds very convincing, stating that the government has instructed them to wear a facemask and to use the buttons on their phone to make a purchase. There are three numbers identified so far – 01255 584019, 01225 584057 and 01225 584054.
If you receive any such emails please be very careful, you can check on www.bathnes.gov.uk or www.gov.uk for information on scams and also you can report any scams to the Citizens Advice consumer helpline: 0808 223 1133. It has links to the government office of Fair Trading and the local council trading standards.
There has been an attempted robbery on Bathwick Hill. The burglar entered through an unlocked door but was discovered by the residents who alerted the police. Fortunately no harm done.
Make sure you keep your doors locked particularly if you are out in the garden.