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Tributes to the Queen

Bath and North East Somerset

A book of condolences at the Guildhall will be available from 9.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9.30am to 4.30pm on Friday and Saturday. It will be open until 5pm on the day following the funeral.

Floral tributes and candles may be left at parade gardens. Follow the link for more information.

University of Bath

Books of condolence available in the Chaplaincy in 3 East now and another will open from 10am on Monday 12th September in the library foyer. These will remain open for messages until the day after the funeral.

Floral tributes may be laid in the Jubilee Garden just south of the Dept of Architecture and Civil Engineering 4 East South.

Volunteers sought for the BIG RAKE at Smallcombe Cemetery Sunday 21st August from 10am

The council team have strimmed the grass in the cemetery and we want to rake it up to encourage the growth of wildflowers for the future. We are planning a community raking session for SUNDAY 21 August from 10 am until we run out of energy. You need to bring a hat, gardening gloves, water, snack, drink, and a rake if you have one. NOTE there is no vehicular access or parking at the cemetery.

Please join us.  Children welcome.  

It would be helpful if you would let us know if you are coming:

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Buses in the West of England are facing many challenges. A critical shortage of bus drivers, passenger numbers 25% down on pre-pandemic levels, spiralling inflation and all covid financial assistance will end in October. This will mean bus cuts in the short term. 

On the positive side WECA has secured £105 million for bus services in the region – the second highest in the country – which will kick in next year. 

This Summer the Combined Authority is holding a “Network Review” of all bus services.   There will be four public events in the first week of August and also a survey.  The closing date for the survey is 31st August 2022.

Big Choices on Buses – West of England Combined Authority (

Towpath resurfacing – funding

As discussed at the AGM we as an association are keen to support the resurfacing of the canal path from Bathwick Hill to Widcombe. The majority of the funding has been achieved and BANES are applying for a grant from CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) and this will be a huge step towards full funding.

Please support the application via the link below. The deadline is Friday 22nd July.

Petanque evening Wednesday 17th August 2022

We plan to hold an evening of petanque in Sydney Gardens on Wednesday 17th August 2022 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. The Petanque court/pitch (terrain is apparently the word) can’t be booked but as it isn’t normally heavily used we can just turn up and play or watch. Please bring your own picnic and drinks and chairs. The Petanque terrain is located between the Holburne and the main entrance to the park adjacent to the A36.

If you are interested in this event please email so we can decide whether to go ahead. Please also let us know if you own a set of boules and if you know the rules to help us on the evening.