Recycling centre and Christmas waste collections

Christmas waste collections : Bathwick Hill waste collections will vary over Christmas and will be on Thurs 31st Dec.; Thurs. 7th Jan.;  Wed. 13th Jan.

Garden waste collections restart the week commencing 17th January.

Bath Recycling centre is open for appointments (click to open)

Please note condition for taking paints and solvents on website.

Recycling Centre plans : Bath & North East Somerset Council has a longstanding commitment to redevelop the current waste site at Midland Road for much-needed housing, including affordable homes. Sites in Bath are being investigated for replacement Household Waste Recycling Centres in Bath. Find out more on

To put forward your suggestions for new sites in Bath The closing date for suggestions is Friday 1st January email:



Bath Covid recovery survey from FoBRA

The Federation of Bath Residents’ Associations are looking at how  residents can usefully support our local businesses and participate in the rejuvenation and reshaping of Bath in the aftermath of lockdown and the inevitable changes this has brought to our community.

The council is forming a “Renewal Vision” for B&NES that will take into account all the lasting changes likely to come out of lockdown and generally our increased use of technology.  FoBRA are further investigating this plan and how they can participate in the relevant conversations.

FoBRA have drafted the attached questionnaire,  Fobra Questionnair December 2020
to survey what we as residents would like from our local shops, services and community.  If you have views about this topic, please complete the survey by clicking on link above.
From Kari at FoBRA ” The intention is to better understand what we, as part of a diverse community that has different interests and needs but is united in our love for the place we live, want to see in our local business communities.  We will then take up conversations with council members and, if necessary, other essential stakeholders.
I want to highlight that although business development is linked to other conversations (e.g. traffic, parking, planning), the focus of this questionnaire is on the substance of the businesses in greater Bath, so please keep your answers to the topic at hand; this is not intended to capture views on traffic or other hot topics!  I appreciate that this is a busy time of year but I do think this is a worthwhile exercise so please do circulate to your groups.  You can send your responses directly to Kari at, or, if you have printed responses, she can supply her address upon request. 
I’ll also mention the Bath Economic Recovery Board webinar, which was an informational meeting hosted by Dine Romero and which featured many of the different groups involved in rejuvenating the city.  I include a link to this if anyone should wish to view it; I’ll warn you that it is long, but interesting!

Fish and chip van coming to Bathwick Hill

I’m pleased to announce that on Wednesday evenings (starting next week 28th October), the Scallop Shell (Monmouth Place)/Oyster Shell (Moorland Road) will be ‘On the Road’ at Claverton Down Community Hall car park from 5pm to 8pm, offering their award-winning fish & chips to the local community.
Please note that orders should be placed online for collection at a specific time – to avoid queues.
Further details can be found here:

Covid-19 cases and precautions at Bath University

We have received this from Bath University

Dear local residents,

I hope this message finds you well.

As you know, we have some cases of Covid-19 amongst our University community. We have received a few queries from local residents wanting more information.

As you’d expect, we are taking this situation very seriously and we’re holding daily meetings both to monitor the situation and implement all the actions needed to support our University community.

Now that advice from public health officials has evolved, we are making the data for cases amongst staff and students available on this webpage:

This page details new, daily reported cases amongst staff and students in Bath and also outlines our processes and guidance for self-isolation. We will be updating this page every day by midday, to be as transparent and up to date as possible in the information we are sharing. However, we will not be sharing information that may lead to individuals being identified, as I’m sure you will appreciate.

We have robust support systems in place for self-isolating households in University accommodation, including:

  • The provision of three meals and snacks every day
  • A central hub of support for any other needs such as food and medicine or access to technology, staffed 24/7
  • Laundry services
  • Additional virtual exercise classes being provided by Team Bath
  • Wellbeing support in place for those who need it.

This should enable students to self-isolate comfortably for 14 days, and we are being very clear about the gravity of the situation and the need to follow self-isolation rules. I am pleased to report that self-isolating students have been very responsible to date.

I do hope this is helpful.

Best wishes,

Professor Bernie Morley

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost