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Colin Martin


Sue has asked me to let those of you who knew Colin, that he passed away on Monday 5t February at Cranhill Nursing Home after a long illness.
Colin stepped in as chairman of  BHRA on a temporary basis, when we were on the verge of folding due to lack of volunteers for the committee and stayed for 5 years. He stepped down in 2015 due to ill health. He and Sue West his partner lived in Sydney Wharf for many years and worked hard to support BHRA and attended all our events, despite his health problems. He was full of life, took a keen interest in several local community projects and was a well known and liked member of the Bathwick hill community as well as a staunch supporter of Bath Rugby.
Colin’s funeral is at Haycombe Crematorium on Monday 26 Feb at 12.15, and afterwards at The Globe.  It will be a strictly non-religious ceremony, with no hymn singing, according to his wishes.
No flowers thank you, but donations if wished to The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust c/o Funeral Directors G Mannings.
Sue has said it would give her great pleasure and comfort if Colin’s old friends from Bathwick Hill can join her on February 26th.

ART Pass for the Edge @ Bath University


A brand-new initiative exclusively for residents of Bath living in BA1 and BA2 postcodes. The Art Pass entitles members to a range of benefits and is FREE to sign up to, allowing residents to get the best out of visiting Bath’s premier arts and creativity hub.

Benefits include;
FREE hot drink in The Edge Cafe
FREE monthly coffee mornings & events
FREE exhibition tours & campus walks
FREE room use for Bath community groups
FREE or discounted workshops with visiting & associate artists

Please note: This membership is not open to University of Bath students


BRSLI 23rd Feb. 2:00- 4:00 pm Bath issues – housing, transport & pollution

Wera Hobhouse, our MP,   is inviting members of Resident’s Associations to join her for a Bath Briefing.

Here’s her invitation… Please contact her office if you would like to attend.

We face a multitude of challenges over the coming years. Bath already has serious issues with transport and pollution, and housing. These will be become even more acute over the coming years; projections show growth in student numbers and tourist numbers, alongside a growing population and business growth.

 There are many of us who are working to ensure our city remains a beautiful place to live and work, and I think it is tremendously important that, in our deliberations, we have the most accurate information possible. To this end I am arranging a Bath Briefing, where I have asked key stakeholders from the Universities, from business, from tourism, from public transport, and from the Council, to share their projections for the future with us, residents and campaigners.

 I would like to invite you to this event on Friday 23rd February, between 2pm and 4pm, at BRSLI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN. I have asked speakers to talk for about 10 minutes around their projections for the future and then to take questions from the floor.

Robin Kerr from FOBRA has kindly offered to sum up the event, because I am asking groups and campaigners to get together to look at how communities, the city, and the areas surrounding Bath, should respond to the challenges ahead. I will do my best to be available to assist in this process.

Please contact Wera Hobhouse’s office because places will be limited. RSVP to you have any questions, please contact  Matt McCabe tel:07711 047267 

Plans for new School of Management at Bath University

Bath University is planning to spend £70 million on a new School of Management building to be built opposite the sports Centre on the main entrance to the University. B&NES council is supporting the plan.

They are having a local consultation on their plans before they apply for planning permission on Tuesday 13 February 2018 5.00 – 7.30pm in the Chancellors’ Building, Level 2 Foyer, University of Bath, Claverton Down.

Please see the following for details – School of Management consultation letter 050218 (1)

Defibrillator Awareness Seminar

A defibrillator has recently been installed at the outside entrance to the church hall and office at the bottom of the hill by The Community Heartbeat Trust, intended to be a facility for the whole community.
 An awareness seminar and demonstration is due to be held at the church on Saturday the 3rd March 10am. This is useful to all who live in the vicinity.
I have more information on the website and the Bathwick News Facebook group page.
A reply using the form attached on the website ( would help to collect numbers of those who can come

Sanctus @ St. Mary’s Bathwick on 20th Jan. at 7:30

A Handful of Singers From 1610 to 2013, and from Italy to Britain via France and Norway, A Handful of Singers’ first concert of the year provides a programme full of sumptuous textures and colours. Monteverdi’s Mass for 6 voices ‘In illo tempore’, dating from the same year as his Vespers but, surprisingly, not nearly as well known, makes ingenious use of harmony and melodic imitation to create a unique, rich sound-world. The ethereal quality of Allegri’s famous Miserere, his sublime nine-voice setting of Psalm 51 written 20 years later, gives way to James MacMillan’s spine-tingling and exquisite setting of the same psalm (also called Miserere), which at times clearly alludes to the Allegri. Eric Whitacre’s stunningly effective Sainte-Chapelle portrays the ‘many-coloured light’ shining through the jewel-like glass windows in that remarkable stained-glass chapel in Paris, while Ola Gjeilo’s Northern Lights evokes the powerful beauty of the aurora borealis. Paul Mealor’s atmospheric setting of Ubi Caritas, written for the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, completes the programme. A Handful of Singers is directed by its award-winning conductor Christopher Finch.
At St Mary’s Bathwick on Sat 20th 2018 at 7.30 pm please book through Bath Box office.