New waste collections

You will recently have received leaflets about how the new waste collections will work, introducing the new black wheelie bins or black bags for household waste. You should receive yours shortly. We recommend you mark them with your address.

Also please be aware if you are short of recycling bins or your blue cardboard bag is disintegrating you can call council connect on 01225 394041 to get replacements or additional bins. With the winter coming please try to use the green bin lids so your recycling does not get blown away before collection.

If you have any issues with the new system please contact B&NES or Matt Cockrane our councillor.

** This Saturday afternoon – Open Gardens **

Don’t forget we have our open gardens at Combe Royal Crescent for 2:00 to 5:00 pm. All 3 gardens will be open.

Home made Cakes and Tea will be served, there is no entry fee but we will be collecting donations for the restoration of Cleveland Pools ( our chosen local charity for this year )

Don’t let rain deter you – we’ll keep the cakes dry and have shelter!

If you have mobility problems please contact Colin Clark on 01225 312 549. It should be possible to drive down the drive, but there will be no parking space. There is free parking  a bit lower down Bathwick Hill on the same side. There will be plenty of seating.

Federation of Bath Residents Assocs. Summer Event on Bathwick Hill

Hi, as we have told you, Felix Moore is hosting the Federation of Bath Residents Association Summer event at his home. This is attended not only by members of residents associations but other action groups and councillors, so part from having a chance to socialise and enjoy Felix’s garden and the canapés and drinks you can also get a chance to discuss local issues.

Tickets are £12.50 click on link for full details.

Microsoft Word – Garden Party 26 July 2017

Sydney Gardens – carnival event 15th July & HLF bid

There is an event in Sydney Gardens on 15th July as part of the Bath Carnival

At the event The Friends of Sydney Gardens will have a stall and will be open to questions about the development of the gardens in light of the success of the first stage of the application for a heritage lottery fund grant. This success provided the funds (in excess of £300k) for the development of the application to the second stage of the bid for an extra £3.3m of funding. There are 2 periods of public consultation planned (currently Autumn 2017 and early 2018) but the exact dates and form of the consultation not fully agreed yet. The stall at the carnival is an opportunity to talk to the FoSG about the plans in advance of those consultations.

Kind Regards,


**changing middle of Bathwick Hill to no parking zone**

There is a post on the lampposts in the middle of Bathwick Hill that states the council intend to make the section of he road from no. 15 upwards a no parking at anytime zone on both sides of the road.

this link shows the extent of no parking –Bath_MBTRO_J11_Proposed_Variation No 17

You can find out more by talking to the council traffic management ( tel: 477000 and ask for traffic management) or look at

The reference is PEV 12697. I have confirmed this with our local councillor, Matt Cochrane and he was unaware it had happened. He says there should be a local consultation, but if you wish to object you must do it before 13th July.

I am consulting the committee but I believe we will  object, I feel that this will not just impact the middle of the Hill but will increase pressure on the current permit parking areas.

please do not depend on us and make you own objections.

To support or object to this you can email

Sarah Trimmer ( chair )

Save the Date! 22nd July Open Gardens

Please note our up coming events on your calendar :

We will be having our annual Open gardens on Saturday July 22nd from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at Combe Royal Crescent.

Also the Federation of Bath residents Association Summer event is on 26th July from 6:30 to 8:00pm based in the Garden of Casa Bianca on Bathwick Hill.  We hope members will attend to support Felix who has kindly volunteered his garden for this event.

More details in the newsletter – coming soon!

Cleveland Pools update

Cleveland Pools is our chosen charity for 2017. We donated £84 to them as a result of our raffle at the AGM.

Their planning application has now been approved.

They will have a stall in Parade Gardens for World heritage Day on this coming Sunday April 23rd.

Future events include:

participation in Fringe Art Bath in for 3 weekends from May 26th

Boules in Queens sq. on June 11th

Heritage Open days from Sept 8th to 10th

More information can be found on the link on our home page.

Upcoming University events

The university keep us up to date with events that may affect us locally, two big events are coming up –

Wednesday 22 March, the University of Bath Students’ Union will be hosting this year’s BUCS Big Wednesday event in and around the Sports Training Village (STV).

It will be a highly competitive day with teams competing in 14 different sports, looking to help their university secure the title of BUCS Champions 2017. We will be welcoming visiting universities from across the country for some top level fixtures, if you would like to join us to spectate we would be delighted to welcome you

On Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 April the UCAS Higher Education Exhibition returns to Bath.

The Exhibition is run by UCAS to encourage aspiration towards Higher Education and is an important event for prospective students and the colleges and universities involved.

The event is expected to attract a total of 6,000 visitors to the STV. All visitors have been informed there is no parking on site at the University. Instead, a fleet of coaches and minibuses will provide staged arrivals through the day and University Security Services will employ extra staff to help manage the coaches during the event.