BRSLI 23rd Feb. 2:00- 4:00 pm Bath issues – housing, transport & pollution

Wera Hobhouse, our MP,   is inviting members of Resident’s Associations to join her for a Bath Briefing.

Here’s her invitation… Please contact her office if you would like to attend.

We face a multitude of challenges over the coming years. Bath already has serious issues with transport and pollution, and housing. These will be become even more acute over the coming years; projections show growth in student numbers and tourist numbers, alongside a growing population and business growth.

 There are many of us who are working to ensure our city remains a beautiful place to live and work, and I think it is tremendously important that, in our deliberations, we have the most accurate information possible. To this end I am arranging a Bath Briefing, where I have asked key stakeholders from the Universities, from business, from tourism, from public transport, and from the Council, to share their projections for the future with us, residents and campaigners.

 I would like to invite you to this event on Friday 23rd February, between 2pm and 4pm, at BRSLI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN. I have asked speakers to talk for about 10 minutes around their projections for the future and then to take questions from the floor.

Robin Kerr from FOBRA has kindly offered to sum up the event, because I am asking groups and campaigners to get together to look at how communities, the city, and the areas surrounding Bath, should respond to the challenges ahead. I will do my best to be available to assist in this process.

Please contact Wera Hobhouse’s office because places will be limited. RSVP to office@werahobhouse.co.ukIf you have any questions, please contact  Matt McCabe tel:07711 047267 

Plans for new School of Management at Bath University

Bath University is planning to spend £70 million on a new School of Management building to be built opposite the sports Centre on the main entrance to the University. B&NES council is supporting the plan.

They are having a local consultation on their plans before they apply for planning permission on Tuesday 13 February 2018 5.00 – 7.30pm in the Chancellors’ Building, Level 2 Foyer, University of Bath, Claverton Down.

Please see the following for details – School of Management consultation letter 050218 (1)

Defibrillator Awareness Seminar

A defibrillator has recently been installed at the outside entrance to the church hall and office at the bottom of the hill by The Community Heartbeat Trust, intended to be a facility for the whole community.
 An awareness seminar and demonstration is due to be held at the church on Saturday the 3rd March 10am. This is useful to all who live in the vicinity.
I have more information on the website and the Bathwick News Facebook group page.
A reply using the form attached on the website (https://bathwickparishes.org/6897-2/) would help to collect numbers of those who can come

Sanctus @ St. Mary’s Bathwick on 20th Jan. at 7:30

A Handful of Singers From 1610 to 2013, and from Italy to Britain via France and Norway, A Handful of Singers’ first concert of the year provides a programme full of sumptuous textures and colours. Monteverdi’s Mass for 6 voices ‘In illo tempore’, dating from the same year as his Vespers but, surprisingly, not nearly as well known, makes ingenious use of harmony and melodic imitation to create a unique, rich sound-world. The ethereal quality of Allegri’s famous Miserere, his sublime nine-voice setting of Psalm 51 written 20 years later, gives way to James MacMillan’s spine-tingling and exquisite setting of the same psalm (also called Miserere), which at times clearly alludes to the Allegri. Eric Whitacre’s stunningly effective Sainte-Chapelle portrays the ‘many-coloured light’ shining through the jewel-like glass windows in that remarkable stained-glass chapel in Paris, while Ola Gjeilo’s Northern Lights evokes the powerful beauty of the aurora borealis. Paul Mealor’s atmospheric setting of Ubi Caritas, written for the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, completes the programme. A Handful of Singers is directed by its award-winning conductor Christopher Finch.
At St Mary’s Bathwick on Sat 20th 2018 at 7.30 pm please book through Bath Box office.

 

 

 

Cleveland pools update

Heritage Lottery Fund visitors at the Cleveland Pools with some of our supporting team

Thank you for your patience waiting to learn what is happening with the Cleveland Pools.. In August we submitted our Stage II bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, to secure our final £4.1m grant request. We can now reveal that we have had a visit from representatives of the HLF, who spent the day with us going through plans on site and scrutinising our business case.

We felt it went well, although we still have to find £141,000 from a revised fundraising target of £869,000. We do have some promising pledges to help bring it down, and the result of the bid in the New Year could make all the difference. Either way we will be calling upon all our supporters to help us achieve the shortfall. If you wish to help now, please click here to go to our appeal page.

Meanwhile we’ve been given the charity chalet at the Bath Christmas Market next Sunday, 26th November. From10am – 6pm we’ll be selling merchandise, including this brand new Christmas card – ‘Snowman at the Pools’ – designed by graphic artist Catherine Phelps.

It is available in both packs and singles alongside Catherine’s ever-popular ‘Diving Lady’ posters, our logo’d cloth bags, and quality torch pens. Please spread the word to your family and friends.

All other news is on the website, so do have a browse when you have a moment and we will follow up on this bulletin with a New Year newsletter informing you of our Heritage Lottery Fund bid result.

Here is a short statement from our chairman Ann Dunlop:

“Well, it’s been a full-on few months for us and we would not have achieved our goals without the loyal support of our advisors, the unswerving dedication of my co-trustees, and the incredible tenacity of project director Christopher Heath.

“It will be a nail-biting few weeks now whilst we await our fate but whatever happens, on behalf of the Cleveland Pools Trust, I would like to thank you for your support and wish you all the best for Christmas and the New Year.

“Do come and say Hello on 26th November if you can – the charity chalet is easy to find as it’s next to the taxi rank in Orange Grove”.

Ann Dunlop – Cleveland Pools Trust

New waste collections

You will recently have received leaflets about how the new waste collections will work, introducing the new black wheelie bins or black bags for household waste. You should receive yours shortly. We recommend you mark them with your address.

Also please be aware if you are short of recycling bins or your blue cardboard bag is disintegrating you can call council connect on 01225 394041 to get replacements or additional bins. With the winter coming please try to use the green bin lids so your recycling does not get blown away before collection.

If you have any issues with the new system please contact B&NES or Matt Cockrane our councillor.

**changing middle of Bathwick Hill to no parking zone**

There is a post on the lampposts in the middle of Bathwick Hill that states the council intend to make the section of he road from no. 15 upwards a no parking at anytime zone on both sides of the road.

this link shows the extent of no parking –Bath_MBTRO_J11_Proposed_Variation No 17

You can find out more by talking to the council traffic management ( tel: 477000 and ask for traffic management) or look at

www.bathnes.gov.ukservices/streets-and-highway-maintenance/roadworks/permanent-traffic-order-notices

The reference is PEV 12697. I have confirmed this with our local councillor, Matt Cochrane and he was unaware it had happened. He says there should be a local consultation, but if you wish to object you must do it before 13th July.

I am consulting the committee but I believe we will  object, I feel that this will not just impact the middle of the Hill but will increase pressure on the current permit parking areas.

please do not depend on us and make you own objections.

To support or object to this you can email -transportation@bathnes.gov.uk

Sarah Trimmer ( chair )