Claverton Railway Bridge Refurbishment

Work to carry out critical repairs on Claverton Street railway bridge is due to start on Monday 20th June and last through until Sunday 16th October.

To minimise disruption to road users and rail passengers, the refurbishment will take place at night. As our teams will need to work from underneath the bridge (as well as on top), the  A36 at Churchill Bridge roundabout will need to be closed to all eastbound and southbound traffic from 7pm to 6am between 20th June and 16th October seven days a week. Between 20th August and 9th October we will only be working trackside each Saturday evening meaning the road closure on Saturdays will differ, lasting between midnight and 7am.

Please follow the link for more details:-

Open Gardens

Many thanks to those that opened their gardens, and to those that baked, and to those that helped, and to those that attended and ate cake! A particular thanks to Jan and John Morgan who hosted the teas.

A fantastic £345 was raised for Julian House.

Open Gardens Saturday 11th June

The gardens that are open will be Little Claverton and numbers 6,7 and 19 Bathwick Hill. Tea and cakes will be served in the garden of number 7 and for £5 for each adult there will be as much tea, coffee or squash as you can drink and a choice from a selection of homemade cakes and biscuits. All proceeds to be donated to Julian House.

There will be some signs to let you know where to go – the gardens are accessed from Bathwick Fields – and the gardens will be open from 2pm until 4.30pm.

We look forward to seeing you and hopefully we will have a lovely sunny day.

BHRA Committee.

If you live in or around Bath, or if you would like to know more about the University, you are warmly invited to a public information event on Wednesday 15 June.

Please join us at The Edge building on the Claverton Down campus to hear about how we’re working in partnership with others locally to address shared challenges, our focus on sustainability, and our sport and student-led activities.

Speakers at the meeting, which starts at 6pm, will include Pamela Chesters CBE, Chair of Council for the University of Bath; Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Ian White; Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Phil Allmendinger and The SU (Students’ Union) President Annie Willingham.

There will be wine, soft drinks and other refreshments from 5pm. The Holburne Museum is also holding a special late opening of its ‘Holburne Opens’ at the Edge, so you’re welcome to take a look around the gallery before the meeting.

The event is free, but pre-booking is essential.

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:-