Join National Trust Valentines day flower count

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

Tell us what spring is looking like near you

200th anniversary of the consecration of St. Mary’s Bathwick

Next month is the 200th anniversary of the consecration of our Parish Church, St Mary’s Bathwick.
On Sunday 2nd February the Bishop of Bath and Wells, the diocesan bishop, is leaving his palace in Wells and coming to St Mary’s to be the celebrant at the 10.30am Sunday Service – the “Dedication Festival Service”.
There will be music in the church, and canapes in the church hall after the Service.  Parishioners, and the residents of Bathwick Hill in particular are invited to be curious, to meet a real live bishop in the flesh, and to participate in the event.

Planning on Bathwick Hill

We are now posting planning applications pertinent to Bathwick Hill  that we think may interest you. We will review this at the March AGM.

Note :

  • 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.

Newsletter and next event

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






Keys found

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.