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.

Yukteshwar_Kumar@BATHNES.GOV.UK

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.

http://bathwickhill.info/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Agenda-5th-April-2022.pdf

Cleveland Bridge

Due to the discovery of unexpected and severe corrosion during the renovation of the bridge further analysis and repairs are required. Therefore to ensure the safety of users of the bridge and those living near the bridge the current traffic management arrangements will remain in place. Further updates are expected in April. Read more here:-

https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/cleveland-bridge-renovation-project/cleveland-bridge-renovation-project-0

Association response 18 Raby Place

If you follow the link below you will be able to see the objection made by BHRA to this application for planning permission. Normally BHRA do not take a position on planning applications unless the matter is an issue for all residents of the hill. Because of the precedent set by this application we judge it to be an issue for all residents on and around the hill. Please note you will need to move the email out of junk in order to follow the link.

There is until 1st April to register your position as regards this application. You can register your objection or support directly on this website and see other peoples comments. The areas that planning take particular notice of are parking – overuse of a site – change of use impacting the residential nature of the area.

Planning Application Details

https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/webforms/planning/details.html?refval=22%2F00723%2FFUL

Accounts 2021-22

Please note the accounts for the Association have been loaded onto the website for the year 1st March 2021 to 28th February 2022 (see Accounts tab). If anyone has any questions or comments about the accounts please email the treasurer on bhra21c@gmail.com. The accounts for the Association do not contain any unusual or significant transactions so they will not be covered at the AGM.

20 mph for all of Bathwick Hill proposed

We’ve been informed that the Council is planning to go ahead with the proposal for a 20 mph speed limit on the whole of Bathwick Hill.

The Traffic Order is being advertised on the BANES Council web site  

Details can be found in the link to the page on the web site.   https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/streets-and-highway-maintenance/highway-improvements-traffic-management/traffic-regulati-38.

This states. ‘ Objections and representations with respect to the proposal, together with the grounds on which they are made must be sent by 10th March 2022 either in writing to the Traffic Management Team at the address below, or by email to Traffic_Managementteam@bathnes.gov.uk.’    The deadline is 10th March.

Please make your own representations as the BHRA committee will not be responding on behalf of Bathwick Hill as there does not seem to be a consensus on the issue.