|Every year in early spring, National Trust gardeners carry out a Valentine’s Day flower count. They count up the number of blooms in gardens we look after in the South West, to give an indicator of what gardens are going to look like throughout the year. It also allows us to compare with previous years and see trends. From this we can build a picture of how spring flowers are affected by climate change.
As well as gardeners counting blooms in the places we care for, we want to know what’s happening near you. We’ve put together a short survey so you can tell us what flowers are blooming in your garden or local park and what your favourite spring flower is. Can you spare a couple of minutes to help build a picture of spring in the South West?
National Trust / Steven Haywood
Sydney gardens project is underway, for updates click on link.
There are opportunities to volunteer, as well and events for all age groups. Please support these initiatives.
BATA are hosting a day conference at BRSLI , Queens Sq. on 8th Feb. about Trams in the area. Full details in link : Trams beat jams 170120
If you are interested you can prebook. Admission is £15 ( including a light lunch )
We are now posting planning applications pertinent to Bathwick Hill that we think may interest you. We will review this at the March AGM.
- This is not an exhaustive list,
- if the application is in your immediate vicinity you will be informed.
- Planning notices also have to be posted close to the site affected
- If you want to support or object to an application please contact the council, the link enables you to do that online.
- BHRA committee remain neutral on private planning applications unless we think there is an impact on Bathwick Hill as a whole.
- Do not contact the committee with your objection, if we are taking action on a planning application we will post information and email members.
Just to warn you that we have been told that Bath Uni staff in the UCU union will be striking between 25th Nov – 4th Dec. This is a legal strike.
The university is unsure how many staff will be out, but the university will be open and it will be picketed, so they anticipate some disruption, particularly on the 25th Nov. which may affect traffic and bus services on Bathwick Hill.
Our newsletter is attached with latest news and details of our autumn event on Thursday 21st Nov from 7:00 – 9:30 pm, entry £5 pp. Pay in cash at the door.
There will finger foods and drinks.
It is primarily a social event, but it is also an opportunity for you to meet our new ward councillors.
We will also have a raffle in aid of the Canal Trust, our donations are particularly targeted at repairs to the towpath between Bathwick Hill and Widcombe. If anyone would like to donate a raffle prize, please let us know.
Please let us know if you would like to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWSLETTER link ; BHRA NEWSLETTER NOV 2019
For your information here are some National trust events coming up, click on link for details :
A set of keys in a fob case have been found on Bathwick Hill near White Lodge ( uphill ) bus stop. ( about 1/2 mile up the hill )
The police no longer deal with lost keys, so the finder is holding them. Please email us with a telephone contact number, if you think they may be yours.
B&NES Council are planning a consultation on the CAZ.
Please click on link for more details :