Good news for Larkhall cyclists.

Well the bike stands might be disappearing from outside the Guildhall but better news this morning for Larkhall in Bath. Our local councillor Rob Appleyard has passed me an email from Lewis Cox who works in the Traffic Management Department within B&NES. It reads as follows: “Please see attached the proposed plans for cycle parking […]

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Heritage Trust take over city archaeology role

  B&NES has decided to ‘out-source’  another previous ‘in-house’ service with the announcement that the South West Heritage Trust is to take over the provision of specialist archaeological planning advice to the authority. The Council used to have its own Senior Archaeological Officer – for the Planning and Conservation team – but Richard Sermon is […]

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Market forces

Not sure Mr Sports Direct will be too happy with what’s happening in Milsom Street where Jolly’s (a.k.a House of Fraser), and a lot of other prominent stores, currently look out on the rear wall of a line of sheds.  Two pictures tell a different story. One showing footfall on the pavement while the other […]

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This locks open!

Ever fancied peering down into the depths of the second deepest canal lock in the country? Well you don’t have to go very far to do it because Bath Deep Locks 8/9 – on the Kennet and Avon Canal near Widcombe shops – is the subject of an Open Day on December 8th. Details below. […]

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B&NES on the racks

Come off it B&NES. This is deprivation by stealth. Every time the bike rack hoops are removed for the annual Remembrance Day Parade a couple less are returned to their rightful place outside the Guildhall. When l first came to Bath – eight years ago – there were hoops either side of the main entrance. […]

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Seeing double!

Not one – but two designers – have been chosen for The Fashion Museum Bath’s prestigious annual accolade, Dress of the Year. The two 2018 ensembles, as chosen by Alexander Fury, Fashion Features Director of AnOther magazine and Men’s Critic of the Financial Times, are: A womenswear look by Nicolas Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton A menswear […]

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CAZ is a ‘game changer’ for Bath’

Another fulsome reaction to the proposed Clean Air Zone for Bath – this time by the Chair of the Camden Residents Association – Jeremy Labram. Sorry l wasn’t able to publish this before the consultation deadline but l am sure it will still be read. “Since Easter, when the Clean Air Plan was first announced, […]

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Make way for trams?

Could trams make a comeback in Bath to help solve the city’s transport and pollution crisis? Well, politicians and leading transport industry experts came together over the weekend for the Bath Tram Conference too discuss just that. Hosted by Bath Trams and Wera Hobhouse MP, delegates presented to the conference on the feasibility of introducing […]

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Oh Christmas tree!

Looks like a ‘battle of the Christmas trees’ has broken out between the two main political parties with members on Bath and North East Somerset Council. The collection service for real discarded Christmas firs – put out after the festivities –  has fallen victim to council cuts. In previous years, the Council has picked up […]

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