Planning Applications Bath Rugby

The Council is considering planning applications for the Rugby ground in Central Bath.  There is a listed building application and a planning application both available to view here 

The reference numbers for the applications are 23/03558/EFUL and 23/03559/LBA

 If you have views on the application please submit your comments individually  – the deadline for comments on the main application is 4th November 2023.  The deadline for the listed buildings application is 26th October.  

 There are many documents for these applications on the planning portal.   The Environmental Statement – 02 – Approach to EIA is helpful to gain an overview with information on the issues that are likely to be of interest to residents.    

 One issue that might be of concern to some residents is the proposed increase in the number of events held at the club.  For example music, theatre and conferences. There are also implications for travel, lighting and the environment in addition to the overall plans for the rec.  The original plan for a car park has not been included.  We have placed an extract from this document on our web site. Follow the link below:-

Waste collection week commencing 18th September

There is industrial action taking place from Monday 18th September to Sunday 24th September which may effect waste collections and recycling.

More information is available on this link

If the waste is not collected it will not be collected until the following week so residents should take it back off the road and put it out the following week.

Widcombe Choir – new members needed

A friendly no audition community choir affiliated to the Widcombe association and led by Rachel Phillips and Matt Finch. Meet on Thursday afternoons between 1.30pm and 3.30pm and autumn term starts on 14th September.

Come and join at Widcombe social club on Widcombe Hill, BA2 6AA.

For further information visit

Sydney Gardens Events – Autumn

There are a number of events and tours available which can be booked using the link below:-

Friends of Sydney Gardens Events | Eventbrite

More detail is available via the link but this is a summary:-

Sunday 27th August – Great detective trail – family event

Sunday 10th September – Historic guided walking tour

Sunday 17th September – Beautiful trees of Sydney Gardens

Sunday 10th October – 10th Anniversary celebration for members – join on the day

Friday 17th November – The hidden treasures of Sydney Gardens – collaboration with the Holburne Museum

Sydney Gardens Tree Trail

Message from Wendy Powney of FoSG:-

“Thank you for inviting us to lead a guided walk of the park on Saturday.  I really enjoyed meeting everyone and hope that they also enjoyed the tour.  If you would like us to help with any future events please let us know.  Some of your members were asking about the Sydney Gardens Tree Trail perhaps you could direct them to our website for all the details”

Summer Garden Event

The resolution on the poster is poor on some devices so for clarity this is the timetable:-

2.30pm tour of Canal Garden Allotments – these are entered via a metal gate on the right, at the bottom of the steps on the path from the canal to Lime Grove \ Rennie Place.

3.30pm tour of Sydney Gardens – Meet at the Community Pavilion which is the new building between the back of the Holburne and the Warminster Road entrance to the park. The Friends of Sydney Gardens are asking for a £5 per head donation for those attending the tour. There will be a card reader available.

3pm onwards – Teas served in the Community Pavilion – The Community Pavilion is in front of the petanque court so if you have a set of petanque balls bring them along! Donations for tea and cake of £5 per head will go to Dorothy House. There will be a card reader available.

Bathwick Hill Residents Association