Treasurer’s report and accounts – year ended 28th February 2023

The accounts for the year to 28th February 2023 are now available on the website. Please go to and you will find a link to the accounts on the Accounts tab at the far right.

This year our subscriptions are back to normal having been inflated in 21-22 by back payments of subscriptions relating to the Covid years when we didn’t meet and so cash subscriptions were not collected.

Expenditure for the year was as usual with some extra expense associated with the security of the website. Our expenditure exceeded income by £197 for the year but this is easily covered by the reserves we hold.

All our events are self-financing with any surplus being donated to our nominated charity which was Julian House this year. We were able to donate £775 from the profits made at the Open Garden event and at the Autumn and March social events.

Please ask if you have any questions about the accounts. I will be available at the AGM on 7th March if there is anything.

BHRA AGM at 7pm on Tuesday 7th March in St Mary’s Hall – Agenda

Arrivals at 7 pm and the AGM will start at 7.20pm

Drinks and nibbles will be provided

We have invited our two ward Councillors to speak and answer your questions.  This will be after the short AGM.

We seek approval for the minutes of the last AGM held March 2022 and posted on the website following the meeting.

All residents are welcome to join our committee.  We have a vacancy for a secretary a volunteer is needed!

Please let us know if you are interested or would like more information.    Contact Claire Jackson on 07960 480770 or email

The AGM Agenda

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the AGM held in March 2022
  3. Chairperson’s Report
  4. Treasurer’s Report
  5. Election of Chairperson
  6. Election of the Officers, (Treasurer, Secretary) and Committee
  7. Annual Programme of Events
  8. Any Other Business

Cllrs Dr Kumar and Manda Rigby will speak and answer questions on local issues.

Website Hack

Please be aware that the contacts from the website have been hacked. There is no need for alarm but just be aware that if you get an email that you are not expecting reporting to be from me or another member and the email contains a link said to be a link to photos – do not use the link and just delete the email.

The email says “Probably should have emailed them to you sooner: two photos number 4 and number 9” followed by a link.

We do have security on the website and I will follow this up with our server provider.

18, Raby Place planning application

The deadline for this has now ended but we have been advised you can still make comments by emailing directly, and copying to if possible.

Also please note the new application says there will be onsite management, but has increased the maximum number of guests to 20.

It is still advertised as a group venue, not as a B&B as previously.

Urgent : New application for 18 Raby House “party House”

It has only just come to our attention that there is a new variation on the application for 18, Raby Place. The dead line is 8th Jan ( tomorrow ).

It appears that they intend to have onsite management, although not apparent what facilities will be provided for the on-site manager.

The link to the application is

Or go into B&NES Planning portal and look for ref : 22/04887/VAR

BHRA committee will ask for late comments to be accepted, and will repeat our concerns about the use of the property.

If you have any comments we would appreciate if you could submit them personally.

18 Raby Place Planning Decision

Please see below – the appeals against the planning decisions to refuse change of use have been dismissed. Read below for more details.

Application Reference: 22/00723/FUL
Address: Roman City Guest House, 18 Raby Place, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 4EH
Proposal: Change of Use from Bed and Breakfast (Use Class C1) to commercial holiday let accommodation for up to 12 people (Use Class Sui Generis) (Resubmission).
Updated: Appeal Decision Issued

Application Reference: 21/04202/FUL
Address: Roman City Guest House, 18 Raby Place, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 4EH
Proposal: Change of use from bed and breakfast (Use Class C1) to commercial holiday let accommodation for up to 25 people (Use Class Sui Generis).
Updated: Appeal Decision Issued

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