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 :

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.



20 mph speed limit to be enforced on bathwick Hill

The council intend to enforce a 20mph speed limit on bathwick hill and the surrounding roads. There is an opportunity to object up to the deadline of 15th Jan.

The BHRA committee does not have the time or opportunity to fully discuss and write for or against, although if we get a response from sufficient members either for or against we are happy to write to the council to object if the majority are against.

PLEASE get any feed back to us by 8th Jan at the latest.

the link to the B&NES traffic order is as follows:

click for content of traffic order – 20 mph speed limit

opening times of facilities at Bath University over Christmas

 thought you may find the below information of interest if you use any of the facilities on campus.


Fresh Express (in the Students’ Union)
Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 December: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 December: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Wednesday 24 December: 8.30am – 4.00pm
Thursday 25 December – Thursday 1 January: Closed
Friday 2 January: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 January: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Monday 5 – Friday 9 January: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Normal trading hours resume from Saturday 10 January

Fresh Grocery
Tuesday 16 – Friday 19 December: 7.30am – 7.00pm
Saturday 20 December – Sunday 4 January: Closed
Normal trading hours resume from Monday 5 January

The Fruit and Veg Stall
Monday 15 December –TBC: Closed

Costa Coffee
Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 December: Closed
Monday 22 December: Closed
Tuesday 23 December: 8.00am – 4.30pm
Wednesday 24 December: 8.00am – 3.00pm
Thursday 25 December – Thursday 1 January: Closed
Friday 2 January: 8.00am – 4.30pm
Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 January: Closed
Normal trading hours resume from Monday 5 January

The Lime Tree
Thursday 25 December – Friday 2 January: Closed 

Parade Bar
Saturday 13 – Tuesday 23 December: 12.00pm – 7.00pm (food until 6pm)
Wednesday 24 December to Sunday 4 January: Closed 

Sports Training Village (STV)
Thursday 25 – Friday 26 December: Closed
Wednesday 31 December – Thursday 1 January: Closed 

Wednesday 24 December – 2 January: Closed
Monday 5 January: 10.00am – 5.00pm 

Open daily over the entire Christmas vacation: 9.00am – 6.00pm 

University Medical Centre
25 & 26 December and 1 January: Closed

Application to extend Tesco Licence

It has just come to our attention that Tesco have posted a notice saying they hope to extend their licence to midnight. We have contacted the council licencing who have not as yet received a formal application.

We suggest that if you are unhappy with the proposal you contact Tesco. The committee have not discussed this as yet, although initial feed back is that we would object on behalf of residents.

When the council receives the application it will be posted under Licences & permits on