Filming on Bathwick Fields 13th August

We have been told by B&NES that there will be filming for ‘Invisible’ an ITV series on Bathwick Fields on the 13th August. the crew vehicles will be parking in the middle of the Hill. Apparently all those affected have been informed,  as in in the following email –

The location team will be filming on 13th August in Bathwick Fields and taking 20 parking bays close to the entrance on Bathwick Hill. 

The Production Team have informed local residents of their intentions.

As always, please contact us if you have any queries/concerns.  

best wishes
If you have any concerns or questions Please call B&NES 01225477000 and ask for Bath Venues or email

Heritage Open Days 2019 in Bath and North East Somerset

Venues across Bath and North East Somerset will open up their doors this September as part of an annual nationwide celebration of history, architecture and culture.

Heritage Open Days run from Friday 13 to Sunday 22 September and give people the chance to see hidden places and try new experiences – all for free.

Councillor Paul Crossley, cabinet member for Community Services at Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “Heritage Open Days are a great opportunity for our community to see inside some fascinating places – many of which aren’t normally open to the public. I hope residents of all ages will enjoy exploring the amazing heritage on our doorstep.”

There will be something for all ages and interests, for example:

  • Meet the Roman Baths team at Lansdown North Local History Store, and take a tour of the weird and wonderful spa collection
  • Visit the strongrooms at Bath Record Office, where you’ll get exclusive access to some of the rare books collection
  • Put on a hard hat for a very special behind-the-scenes tour of Bath Abbey’s Footprint Project
  • Discover Bath Jewish Burial Ground, the resting place for Bath’s Jewish community in the 19th and 20thcenturies
  • Visit Cleveland Pools, the oldest open-air swimming pool in the UK, which will soon be restored and brought back into use
  • Explore Saltford Brass Mill with its working water wheel and water-powered mill
  • Visit Somerset & Dorset Railway Museum at Midsomer Norton and see the restored station buildings, signal box, and two museums: one in a Victorian stable block and the other in a WWII pillbox

Opening dates and times vary. Advance booking is essential at some venues.

For more information, please visit or

Abbey Tour –

Dear All,

BHRA have organised a guided tour of the works at the Abbey which we hope some of you will want to join. The tour will take place on Wednesday 18th September at 6.30pm and will be no more than 20 people hopefully all members of BHRA. The tour will take approximately 90 minutes and will cost £9 per head. After the tour we are hoping some of you will want to meet at the Crystal Palace for a drink to round off the evening.

Please reply with names and numbers to the email address

Kind Regards,


The Role of Carers in Hospital 23rd July 2019, 18:00 – 19:30

RUH has asked us to alert you to a meeting they are holding on Tuesday 23rd July from 6:00 – 7:30pm in the Post Graduate Medical Centre here at the RUH (dept. B20) and will be a chance for people to find out more about the role of carers at the RUH and the work the RUH does to look after the families of patients.

If you are interested you need to book,  Please click on link for details :-  Role of Carers in Hospital – 11.07.19

Sydney Gardens summer events

Just to let you know there is a full events program at Sydney gardens this summer, coming up they have : ( there is a link at the bottom for more information.

Commemorating the planting of the Peace Oak in Sydney Gardens

Date: Saturday 6th July
Time: 2:30-3:30pm.
All welcome at this special event with the Mayor of Bath and Cllr Wills Granddaughter and family. Free Tea & Buns!

Bath Carnival

Date: Saturday 13th July
Annual event of music and dance.

Roman Archaeology Day

Date: Saturday 20th July
Time: 11:00am-3:00pm
The Archway Project Roman Baths.

FoSG Community Day

Date: Sunday 15th September
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Stalls and activities for all ages, plus Model Railway Display of trainline through Sydney Gardens.

For more information on the events and activities organised by the Sydney Gardens Community Ranger, please visit:


Guided tour of American Museum Gardens 5th June, 6:00pm

Wednesday June 5th at 6:00 pm there will be a guided tour of the American museum gardens to be led by Andrew, the head gardener, followed by a reception on the Terrace (or in the Orangery dependent on weather ) where wine and canapés will be served. The charge of £15 per head covers the canapés, 2 drinks and entry to the gardens and the cost of the guided tour.

The garden has recently been re landscaped see this link on/new-american-garden/

Tickets are selling fast there are a few left.

Please email need to order tickets.

You will need to  pay for in advance by May 12th so we can confirm numbers (max 30). 

You will need to make your own way there and we will meet at the entrance to the museum.

Please note due to the practicalities of organising this will go ahead regardless of weather conditions, if the weather is very bad, the evening may be changed slightly so the gardener gives a talk inside. However it is impractical to reschedule.

BHRA Newsletter

Attached a link to our February newsletter with details of our AGM and up coming events.

You can also find a copy posted in newsletters on the web site.

Please note that we will also deliver a paper newsletter to every household on Bathwick Hill for two reasons, on to ensure you are all aware of the AGM and upcoming events, and to encourage new residents to join our Residents Association.

Bathwick Hill Newsletter Feb 2019