Recycling and rubbish collections

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.

Mayor’s photographic competition

Sorry this is very short notice we have received this, the deadline is Friday 31st, but you still have a chance to enter


Press Release 6 July 2020


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 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 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

NT Bathwick Fields

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.

Important Message – planning

Current planning applications have been updated look at the Planning tab on main page.

We are particularly concerned about actives at 2, Bathwick Hill and will be raising this with the council, however it is important that you make your own concerns known to them.

There is an events business being run from Cumberland Villa, No 2 Bathwick Hill.

It is advertised for parties and events on the website and it seems has been hosting events since 2019 without permission for a change of use. This means that there was no opportunity for public comment or scrutiny.

The Bathwick Hill Resident’s Association plan to write to BANES about this as we wish to preserve the hill as a residential area. We are aware of the issues in other parts of Bath regarding “airbnb” party houses and the problems this creates for residents. If we are not vigilant this activity at  Cumberland Villa, 2 Bathwick Hill will create a precedent.

Recently you may have been aware of loud music which seemed to come from Darlington Place. It seems that this was actually music played outside at Cumberland Villa which through a curious acoustic effect was bouncing off the stone fronts of the houses on Darlington Place.

If you have any concerns about this please communicate with BANES individually as this will be more persuasive than just one letter from the association. Communications should be addressed to:-

Ms Lisa Bartlett – Director of Development and Public Protection,

Bath & North East Somerset Council,

Lewis House,

Manvers Street,

Bath BA1 1JG

 Email:-   That is an underscore between Lisa and Bartlett!

 If you are bothered by the noise please would you keep records using the link below to download a form. This could be useful in future if a change of use is granted.

Garden waste collections resume in Bath and North East Somerset

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.



Scams have increased, please be aware

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 or 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.