Trying something different.

Traders on the High Street are having a tough time – as we know. Elsewhere on Bath Newseum is a Bath BID story about some of its members are getting involved in a new ‘special offer’ scheme to tempt locals into their cafes, restaurants, hotels and shops. I thought l would go in search of […]

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There’s a new branch near you?

I hate seeing them chopped down so it is good news to hear that hundreds of trees have been planted across Bath in a series of community tree planting events. Over the winter Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Parks and Green Spaces has supported four community planting events, which saw more than 800 trees […]

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Fingers crossed for the Herschel.

Congratulations are in order – and fingers are crossed – regarding Bath’s Herschel Museum of Astronomy being shortlisted in a national competition. The Museums and Heritage Awards celebrate best practice within museums, galleries and heritage visitor attractions across the UK. In the category for projects with a limited budget achieving the biggest impact, the museum’s […]

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It ‘pays’ to be a local!

You can’t blame some of our locally-sited city businesses for banding together to produce a bonus scheme to attract more local support during hard times on the High Street. The Bath BID has announced a new scheme this month aimed at the people that work and live in the city. It’s called B-LOCAL and designed […]

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Keeping fit at Riverside

Good to see more retail space – built into the multi-storey apartment blocks at Crest’s Riverside development –  being filled. Personal training specialist firm, HEALTH, have opened a boutique fitness studio at Sovereign Point following the success of their first studio at Marlborough Buildings. The company has signed a deal with Crest Nicholson for 250 […]

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A change of scene for Cherry.

She’s been Mayor of Bath, Chair of B&NES and a councillor serving the Combe Down Ward since 2007. Now l hear Cherry Beath will not be standing in the 2019 May local elections. In a press release – issued today – she has announced she wants to make way for “fresh faces and ideas.” “Cherry […]

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We want to see Wood in the trees!

John Wood the Elder didn’t live to see his unique ‘Circus’ completed. He died in 1754 shortly after witnessing the laying of the foundation stone of the first of three blocks of a total of 33 terraced houses. Together with his son – John Wood the Younger – he left behind some of the city’s […]

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Support for new dining quarter.

Getting rid of cars could help make Kingsmead Square a new dining quarter. That’s according to a Bath business leader who has welcomed news that this popular hub of independent shops and eateries could become pedestrian-friendly. Bath and North Somerset Council has announced that it intends to continue working on proposals to restrict car movements through Kingsmead […]

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Taking steps to secure a Walcot architectural wonder.

There’s one little piece of Bath’s Georgian heritage that literally leaves me breathless. It’s the passageway known as Walcot Steps – a pedestrian stone staircase that links the city’s artisan quarter with the 18th century extravagance that is The Paragon – sitting loftily above. ‘Picturesque’ and ‘charming’ are two adjectives used to describe this well-used […]

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Bikes, buses and Braeburns.

Scaffolding in the High Street is not helping the cycle parking situation with a safety barrier knocking several parking rings out of action. Meanwhile, l leave you to judge the truth of the words on the back of a scooter parked on one hoop outside the Guildhall. Meanwhile it looks as if B&NES/First Bus are […]

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