World stage for local museum

Singer, songwriter and activist, Peter Gabriel may have helped make Bath’s (Little) Solsbury Hill world-famous but more recently he’s been doing his bit for a lesser-known feature within our city. The Museum of Bath Architecture has been reaping success with an exhibition of photographs of the ex-Genesis star – taken by international fashion photographer Clive […]

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Power to the people

Bath and North East Somerset District Council have just lost a partner from their ‘Our Power In B&NES’ scheme – which was launched to offer locally-generated renewable energy to residents – enabling them to buy from local community owned solar energy arrays for the first time. The Council says it’s still keen to support green […]

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Bikes not wanted?

A little bit of council activity in New King Street has got one Bath Newseum follower’s attention. Roger Houghton writes: Just noticed that all the bikes chained to the railings in New King Street have sprouted removal notices. B&NES, of course, don’t own the railings and I’ve never thought any caused an obstruction. Is this […]

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Come and plant a tree!

Residents of Bath are invited to help plant trees in the city’s parks as part of three community planting events taking place in February and March. The community tree planting events are organised by the Council’s Parks Department.  There is no need to book and no experience is needed – just turn up! These are […]

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Council tax up and more economies to come.

Your council tax bill is about to go up. Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Cabinet has set out its proposal to keep council tax as one of the lowest in the region while it meets an unprecedented financial squeeze and increased demands to support the most vulnerable. The cabinet is proposing a general council […]

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Local hero.

Bath local-hero Bill Martin has been recognised for his central role in supporting some of the most vulnerable and fuel poor households in the city by the Heat Heroes Awards – held in the Houses of Parliament. He is a volunteer at the Centre for Sustainable Energy, and runs advice surgeries in Bath providing information […]

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Record collection

Recycling in our area hit a new high over the Christmas period – according to Bath and North East Somerset Council. Over the four week Christmas and New Year period more than 2000 tonnes of recycling was collected by the council’s crews, an increase of more than 25 tonnes on last year – the equivalent […]

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How to feel good.

Bathscape, the Heritage Lottery funded project aimed at reconnecting people with the natural landscape surrounding Bath, is holding two free events in February in support of Feel-Good Bath. The events are the first to be held since the Bathscape Landscape Partnership was awarded £1.65million from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The money will be used over […]

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The people’s park.

A 21st century pleasure garden for all the community. That’s what Keith Rowe – Project Manager for the Sydney Gardens restoration and improvement scheme – promised today in an interview with Bath Newseum. The project recently successful bid for a major Heritage Lottery Fund grant to start work on regenerating one of the city’s most […]

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EU or non EU

Bath’s about to get a chance to hear an expert point of view on the future of the European Union from an expert. As the UK grapples with the complexity of this decades long inter-governmental venture, the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution will be hosting a timely talk on its future o with Professor […]

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