our new constitution

You have received a link to our new constitution

If you have  any comments on it, please let us know before our AGM on 19th March.  Equally if you are happy with it, we would also like to know before the AGM.

Thank you


Rail Electrification plans

Network Rail is holding a series of drop in sessions on the dates below to update residents about the plans for electrification works.

Dates of drop in sessions at the Brunswick Room, Guildhall, Bath 16:00 t0 19:30 on the following dates:

10th March;  13th April;  12th May;  9th June;  13th July;  21st July; 4th August;  18th August;  8th September;  6th October;                    3rd November;  1st December

Line closures and other information can be found on the link to the information web site is  http://www.networkrail.co.uk/great-western-route-modernisation/banes/

Line closures will be

18 July to 31 July 2015
The line between Chippenham and Bathampton Junction will be closed.

This will result in a reduced number of services from Bath Spa towards London to one per hour and they will be diverted via Westbury. Don’t forget however, that you can always get to London via Bristol.

1 August to 31 August 2015
The line between Chippenham and Bath Spa will be closed as will the line between Westbury and Bathampton Junction.

This means that there will be no trains running between Westbury, Freshford and Avoncliff to Bath Spa and journeys towards London from Bath Spa will be routed via Bristol Temple Meads and Parkway.


Trail fresh fruit and veg stall at the University

The operation of the fruit and vegetable stall is still in a trial
period (until Friday 27th February 2015).

However, the intention is that the stall will operate for the  on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 1000-1700.

The operator is still assessing the viability of operating the stall and
the position will be reviewed further towards the end of the trial period.

There also a supermarket which is open 7:30 to 22:00 and a Post Office.

Grant for Smallcombe cemetery – meeting 14th Feb.

Congratulations to the friends of St.Mary’s who have been awarded a lottery grant for restoration work on the cemetery. 

If you would like to know more there will be  a meeting on 14th Feb. between 10:30 & 12:30 with a short presentation at 11:00 at St. Mary’s Bathwick Hall to talk about their plans. 

the web site is :   www.smallcombegardencemetery.org

Tesco plan to extend opening hours

Tesco have made an application to extend their opening hours to 6:00 am to midnight.

The application can be found on the Bath & N.E. Somerset council web site – use link below – the application number is 15/00160/VAR


The consultation ends 20/2/15 and the target decision date is 16/3/15.

Given the time constraints we cannot canvas the residents and suggest you make you own objections. You can also call on 01225 477000 to contact planning

20 mph speed limit update

Further to our previous post :

Although it is not clear from the council’s web site, David Martin, our local councillor has informed us that the 20 mph speed limit is only proposed for the top of Bathwick Hill from the North road junction upwards, click on link below for the map :

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Red roads are 30mph,  green are 20 mph.

The majority of your  responses have shown an objection to a 20 mph limit for the whole hill.  However some support for a 20 mph limit from the junction with Sydney buildings down to the junction with Sydney wharf ( the area in front of the shops ) which is not in the current consultation.

Also many would like to see better enforcement of the current 30 limit.

Any further feed back will be welcomed. Our next committee meeting is not until after the deadline, but given the modified plan we do not plan to object to the current 20mph plan, as the BHRA, but we will certainly follow up on the other points.

We encourage members to contact the council with their comments, and let us know their opinions on traffic control on the Hill.