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


The students are back

This is fresher’s week, you will have noticed lots of coaches on the hill, extra buses have been added to ensure social distancing buses.

As is usual at the beginning of term there will be a lots of traffic to and from the Uni, this normally is lessens after the first 4- 5 weeks.

Freshers week events are online or in the East car park at the uni which has been set up to comply with Covid-19 rules, and will end at 10:00 pm in line with new restrictions when they come in.

The Uni has put measures in place to comply with Covid-19 regulations :

  • isolate all foreign students arriving for 2 weeks
  • create student bubbles ( by dormitories at the student housing distinguished by coloured wrist bands)
  • only 1 days 4 hours face to face teaching at the university
  • all lectures on line
  • reducing numbers allowed in the library
  • creating study space in town ( socially distanced )
  • increased security and student unions activity to regulate social distancing

They estimate that there will be 20% student attendance at the uni at most and many staff are working form home so the numbers going to and from the uni will be reduced.

While they can’t account for every student’s movements they are taking the Covid-19 regulations very seriously.

We will keep you updated.

NHS track and Trace

The NHS track and trace app is here, here’s the link.

This needs to be downloaded to a smart phone and you need to ensure that you allow your location to be seen and you carry your phone with you when you go out for it to be effective.

If you are detected as being within 2 meters of someone who tested positive for more 15 minutes or more you will be expected to self isolate for 2 weeks.

B&N ES Liveable neighbourhood consultation

Better health, environments and spaces for people and business

the consolation is open until 14th October , the details are on the B&NES web site link below

The council would like your views on developing ‘liveable neighbourhoods’ in Bath & North East Somerset. The consolation is open until 14th October , the details are on the B&NES web site link below and there is an online survey to complete on this link:

 Better health, environments and spaces for people and business

or call council connect on 01225 39 40 41 to request printed copies of the summary and survey.