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.

Our AGM and choice of charity for 2017

At our AGM  the committee was re- elected. We are very fortunate to welcome Andrea Haywood, who will take over the post of Treasurer. Many thanks to Andrew Temple-Smith for all his hard work as treasurer over the last 10 years.

We have chosen to support Cleveland pools Trust, you can find out more about them on their web site, there is a link on our web site



Spring Newsletter

Here’s our latest News letter, it can also be found on our newsletter page which you can access without a password.

As this is the first newsletter of the year we will also deliver a paper copy to everyone on Bathwick Hill.

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM on March 16th, details in Newsletter. We will have a raffle for charity so don’t forget to bring your spare change!

Also please note your annual subs are due, if you do not pay by standing order please can you pay cash. details in newsletter.

Click on link to read our newsletter:

BHRA newsletter Mar 17

SAVE THE DATES 16th March & 22nd July

We now have our calendar for 2017, please add these events to your calendar.

MARCH 16th 2017  : The AGM will be at St.Mary’s Church Hall on Thursday March 16th from 7:00 pm. Details will follow in our newsletter.

At the AGM we will be nominating a charity to support, so far we have 3 nominations :

Bath Young Carers,  Genesis Trust and Cleveland Pools

If you wish to nominate a charity please email us.

JULY 22nd 2017 : Our open gardens will be based around Combe Royal Crescent on Saturday 22nd July from 2:00 to 5:00 pm

We have not planned any further events as our events are very poorly attended and we need to find out what the membership really want.


This week : Smallcombe cemetery exhibition & University emergency response exercise

The university is having a practice emergency response exercise on campus.   The exercise will take place at 11:30am on Friday, 25th November and you may hear the siren sounding for up to six minutes.

This Thursday – 7.30 to 9.00pm St Mary’s Church Hall – a drop-in event is exhibiting our progress so you can see how your support has already made a significant improvement to the local gem that is Smallcombe Cemetery.

Autumn Event & newsletter

Our Autumn Social Event is coming up on Nov. 15th at the Church Hall at 7:00 pm, there will be wine & refreshments and we are very pleased that Professor Bernie Morley , Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost of Bath University be giving us a talk about the 50 years of the university and its future plans.

We do need numbers for this event by 1st Nov. Please see newsletter for details and other news.


University events for October

Bath University has now got a community e-news letter, which you can subscribe to,  giving information about up and coming community universty events

To subscribe cut and paste this into your browser:

The main event in October is the 50th Anniversary celebrations on 25th October.

The timetable for October is :

New Uni bus service

The university bus services have changed a bit, you can find the full timetables by looking on the First or Wessex  web sites.

The First U1 ( mostly purple buses ) , and Wessex U18 and U17( red and white buses)  go from the Abbey to the Uni up and down Bathwick Hill.

They also go to Oldfield Park and Sainsbury. The U17 goes via Twerton and Southdown.

The U2 goes to Oldfield park, but goes via Pultney Road so does not go into the centre of Bath.

First will be introducing these new buses with EURO 6 engines shortly, they’ll look like this.44e3ba23-f118-4827-9ba3-1c483766ca23

We understand they will all be double deckers, but hey should be much quieter and cleaner than he current buses.