Saved for a greener future.

Remember this image from April 2017? The sit-down in Milsom Street during a huge protest march to save Bathampton Meadows (amongst other causes) from being turned into the East of Bath Park and Ride.

Just one of the subjects l am looking at today in my vlog coming from St Mary’s Churchyard at Upper Swainswick.

There’s a possible new future for this much-loved green space to discuss and some on-going developments surrounding another Bath attraction to come.

Tom Boden – who is the Trust’s General Manager of their Bath portfolio – has supplied me with the following Trust statement regarding the Meadows.

“Bath and North East Somerset Council are currently in discussion over the future of Bathampton Meadows and the decision to transfer their care to the National Trust.

Bathampton Meadows is an important site, connecting urban green spaces within Bath with wider landscapes to the east of the city.  It is a vital part of the green setting of the City of Bath World Heritage Site.

If Bathampton Meadows is transferred into the care of the National Trust, the Trust will work in partnership to ensure this land is protected from future development, provides a rich habitat for wildlife and a place for people to enjoy nature as free to access countryside.”