Open Gardens – Save the date – Saturday 11th June 2pm to 4.30pm

This year some of the lovely gardens in the middle the hill – backing onto Bathwick Fields – are going to be open. Full details to be circulated closer to the date.

There will be a charge £5 per adult for bottomless tea, coffee or squash with a delicious homemade cake served in a lovely garden. All proceeds to go to the nominated charity – Julian House.

Hope to see you there.


The Council has set up a Citizen’s Panel to consider travel particularly for cyclists and pedestrians from the centre of Bath up to the University and to employers in the surrounding Claverton Down area. Previously it had been proposed that North Road was closed part way to cars, making it the main cycling route, but which would divert traffic onto Bathwick Hill.

Residents are being encouraged to respond to calls for evidence on the best solution to sharing road use in our area. Please respond by submitting the online form:-

Community Speed Watch

Dr Kumar is asking for volunteers to join a Community Speed Watch group for the Bathwick Hill area. The purpose is to monitor and advise drivers that are breaking the speed limit in order to encourage proper adherence to the current limits. There is a small amount of on-line training to do. Please contact Dr Kumar on the email below if you can help.


Funds Raised AGM

Thank you to those who attended the AGM last night. It was a good turn-out and thank you to those that helped and brought snacks.

Just to let you know – after taking out subscriptions – we raised £234 of which £135 was entry and £99 was the raffle. After deducting £65 for wine and drinks we will be sending £169 to Julian House which was selected as the association charity for the year 22/23.

The minutes will be posted in the next week.

sydney gardens NEWS

The Play & Sport area will open on Monday 4 April at 12 noon, ready for the Easter holidays. There are swings and slides, a climbing frame, a ‘Sham Castle’, natural play, basketball, table tennis and a panna football court.

The play area will close for the week of the 6th June for a final surface chipping and painting of the basketball and tennis courts. This work can only be done in warm and dry conditions. The lower tennis courts will open after that. The upper tennis courts are open and fully finished.

The petanque court is finished. You are welcome to play!

The new public loo (20p card reader) & the new Changing Places facility is open. 

The Community Pavilion is complete and it is expected will be fully operational later in the year and able to take external bookings.

Landscaping and planting are almost complete in the wider Gardens.

The new northern entrance off the Warminster Road will soon open and this will provide an additional step free access point into the park.

The Temple of Minerva will receive its paint soon – it has taken a long time over the winter to dry out ready for painting. Interpretation will be installed to provide information on the heritage of the Gardens and for everyone to locate key facilities, over the summer.

Network Rail are in the compound on the lower lawn until mid/late June while they install new fencing alongside the railway and improve the path alongside the railway. they are due on site until the end of June, before Bath Carnival lands in the park in early July!

AGM reminder and agenda

AGM to start at 7.20pm on Tuesday 5th April 2022. Join us from 7pm onwards to enjoy a drink and a chat before the AGM. Follow link below for the Agenda. We have a speaker from the NT and the Cllrs will be in attendance.