Another national body speaks up for Parkside Centre.

The 20th Century Society – a national body that campaigns to safeguard British architecture from 1914 onwards – is joining a list of other bodies objecting to the B&NES proposal to demolish the Parkside Children’s Centre to make room for additional cars in the car park that surrounds it. Writing to the local authority Grace […]

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Kingsmead Square to ban vehicles

Kingsmead Square is about to become more pedestrian friendly with vehicles denied access from 11am to midnight each day. This follows Bath & North East Somerset Council reporting back on the outcomes of a consultation on proposals to improve the historic space and ensure it meets its potential as a thriving, pedestrian-friendly destination for the […]

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Easter activities

Parents might like to cast an eye through a host of fun, hands-on activities over the Easter school holidays being organised at Bath & North East Somerset Council’s museums. Here’s their press release in full: “Create a wax resist picture inspired by Roman pots, search for virtual Roman coins, make a fashionable button brooch, or […]

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Takes more than tourism.

We musn’t rely on tourism to make a living – at least according to the latest thinking within Bath and North Somerset District Council. Permitted development rights to convert offices to residential use in parts of central Bath could be withdrawn to protect the economic health and prosperity of the city and the wellbeing of […]

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Looks like stormy weather

Is climate change the most politically contentious scientific issue of our age? It is the subject of a timely talk by David Warrilow OBE at the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution on 11th April, 2019 at 6:30 for 7:00pm.  Formerly a government science advisor and UK climate change negotiator and now President of the […]

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Could a school bus service help clean up Bath?

If we are returned to power in B&NES we won’t be charging cars going into a Clean Air Zone but we will be looking at other measures – including school bus services and inner city traffic restrictions – to tackle pollution. Some of the thoughts of Cllr Richard Samuel who is the Lib Dem councillor […]

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Bath Spa students give waste a design touch.

A group of second and third-year design students from Bath Spa University’s Bath School of Art and Design have developed innovative domestic waste solutions as part of a challenge set by Bristol Waste. Through its partnership with the University, Bristol Waste tasked the students with designing a means for storing waste or recycling to address […]

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Shop in Bristol!?

David Kernek – a Bath Newseum regular – writes: “There could be a promising cottage industry in Bath for designers who can come up with interesting ways of boarding up the many closed shops we’re seeing in that the council’s leader says is our “vibrant economy”. This one – in New Bond Street – is a […]

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Cleaning up Bath’s air.

Not that many days left now before the councillors making up Bath and North East Somerset Council go into ‘purdah’ – it’s the period before a local election when they cannot talk to the press. With ratepayers going to the polls on May 2nd l thought it a good moment to talk over the authority’s […]

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Star winners

The outstanding achievements of sixteen extraordinary young people from across Bath and North East Somerset were celebrated this weekend at the inaugural Our Young Stars Awards. All the winners were treated as celebrities for the night with a red carpet laid out for them as they arrived at the Our Young Stars Gala Awards Dinner […]

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