Bath City Conference July 1st


The Conference (now in its fifth year) gives local people and organisations an opportunity to engage with each other, share information, and discuss future plans. The Banqueting Room will be filled with stalls from local community groups, as well as showcasing the major developments and regeneration schemes planned for Bath. The programme also includes:

  • An update from the Recreation Ground Trust (12.15 -1pm)
  • A report on research by the Student Community Partnership Green Group (from 12 noon onwards)
  • Findings from the recent Bath Access and Mobility Consultation review (12.15-1.45pm)
  • The Clinical Commissioning Group – “Our vision for general practice: how can GP surgeries work in partnership to transform health care in your community?”(1 -2.30pm)
  • A session led by the Alzheimer’s Society on what it’s like to live with dementia in Bath (2- 3.15pm)
  • How the Council and community are working together to create a more environmentally sustainable district, including how Bath won the “Sustainable Food Cities” award and Widcombe’s approach to sustainability  (3-4pm)

 For the Rugby fans amongst you, former Bath Rugby Captain Stuart Hooper will be part of the Q&A panel in the evening following the afternoon’s activities.

The “Question and Answer” session will start at 6pm. The public can put questions to a panel including the Council Leader, the Police Crime Commissioner, MP for Bath the Chief Executive of the Bath Preservation Trust and Stuart Hooper.

The session will be hosted by Somer Valley FM’s Dom Chambers and will also be webcast. Questions can be submitted by e-mailing them to –, or via Twitter @yourbath2016.

 For more details, please see this link

JUNE 22nd : Haile Selassie Guided walk of Bath

Keith Bowers will lead a walk of Bath reflecting on Haile Selassie’s time on Bath from 1936 to 1940, celebrating 80 year since his arrival.

Meet 6:30 at the door of the Abbey – the walk is around central Bath to the Bath Spa hotel and lasts about 1:30 hours.

Free event, please can you let us know if you would like to join us by emailing or calling 01225 330 928

Bathwick Hill Residents Associaton Open gardens Sat. June 11th from 2:00 pm to 5:00pm

Just to remind you our open gardens will be on Saturday 11th June from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. the gardens open are :

Old Apple, Bathwick Hill serving tea, also giving directions to other gardens. Nearest bus stop is White lodge. Houses will be sign posted.

Gardens : Casa Bianca, Bathwick Hill House and nos 19, 15 and 5 Bathwick Hill.

Access to nos 19, 15 and 5 will be from Madiera walk

The event is free but we will be collecting donations for Next Link a local charity supporting women fleeing domestic abuse.

Brexit debate 2nd June 7:30 at Widcombe Baptist church

From Widombe  RA, Open to all:

Bath’s MP Ben Howlett will be telling us why Britain is Stronger In, while our local UKIP candidate Dan Evans will explain why we’re Better Off Out.  Bob Constantine, ITV’s political editor in the West, will chair our BBC Question Time style debate in the Widcombe Baptist Church at 7:30pm on Thursday 2nd June – making sure no-one loses their cool in what promises to be a heated debate!

Cleveland Pools – public consultation

Clevelands Pools Trust will be  displaying their concept design  at a stand in Southgate, Bath, opposite the Apple Store, from 9am – 6pm on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 April, and then outside GAP in Milsom Street from 9.30am – 4.30pm on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 April 2016.

Members of the Trust and design team will be available to explain the thinking behind the development of the concept design and to answer any questions.

Or look on line at :

Comments will be used to refine the design for submission of planning and listed building consent applications in July 2016.

To help them collect your views visit the display stands or their web site and complete their short online survey available here soon.

Sydney Gardens Master Plan 2nd June 1:00 -6:00 pm

Next Thursday – 2nd June there is a drop in event at Sydney Gardens for the public to see the proposed master plan which is the basis of the lottery bid.


They also will be sharing their master plan bid at the gardens which will be the start and finish point for Bath Carnival on 16th July.

If you have a spare hour and would like to be a volunteer to help  engage with the passerbys on June 2nd to is a rota,   any time from 1 – 6 pm for a one hour slot.  see web site for more details :,



Application to extend Christmas Market to 25 days.

Bath Tourism Plus are applying to extend the Christmas Market by a week to 25 days, during the next three years. The BHRA committee have concluded we do not have grounds for objections as this does not a great impact on Bathwick Hill.

FoBRA – The Federation of Bath Residents’ Associations is objecting and if any individuals would like to comment the planning application ref. is 16/01310/FUL. The deadline for these to be received is 28th Apr 16.