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

Save the Date for our AGM : 21st March 2019

We will be holding our AGM at St, Mary’s Church hall on Thursday March 21st from 7:00 to 9:30. the agenda will be published closer to the time.

The AGM itself will hopefully be brief, but we have also invited our councillors to answer you questions. We will serve wine and soft drinks and light refreshments and there will be plenty of time to chat and get to know new neighbours.

Please invite any new comers to the Hill as well as reminding those who have lived here longer.

Post Office move to WH Smiths

In case you are unaware, the Post Office is planning to move to W H Smiths .

Briefly it will be open plan to the right of the first floor accessible by lift, escalators or stairs. For the disabled there will be access to the shop via a ramp and automatic doors.

For disabled customers there will be a designated till point at the ground floor retail counter as required. These arrangements would enable customer access to all of the services normally available upstairs except for a small number of high value services such as business banking and foreign currency.

Directional signage will be provided from the entrance door through to the new Post Office area. There will be six serving positions, which has been based on current and forecast future business levels; four open plan positions and two traditional screened position which will also provide travel money services. Open plan serving positions are successfully used across the Post Office network, as an alternative to the more traditional positions and still have a partitioned screen but this is lower, helping to provide for a more personal service and discreet conversations when needed. Additionally, there will be five self-service kiosks for mails transactions including home shopping returns, E Top-Ups, and a range of bill payments.

For further information and tom complete the consultation please follow this link : and search for Bath. Click on the With of Bath proposal letter at the bottom of the page for the proposal.

We understand HMRC are removing the contract for passport checking from the post office counters ltd. so this service will not be available.

Clean Air Zone Consultation to Nov. 26th

B&NES are proposing a Clean Air zone in the centre of Bath, Matt Cochrane gave us some background information on this at our Autumn Event last Thursday.

Today you should have received a card with your post from B&NES outlining the proposed CAZ. You have a chance to comment on this online on, or you can go to the One Stop Shop or the Library to complete the survey.

The general consensus in the meeting was that the CAZ needs to be extended to include the A36 from Pulteney Rd along Sydney Place to the Beckford Rd junction with North Rd to prevent our area being used as a rat run. Matt says that Sydney place and Gt. Pulteney St. want to be included in the CAZ.

Matt has says to change the boundary of the clean air zone it is important we all respond to the consultation. The BHRA committee can also write, but individual responses are needed to reinforce our position. We believe that it is important that we avoid becoming a rat run as traffic and pollution on the hill is already a problem. I hope you all agree.