Tax the tourists?

Bath shares with Venice the honour of being one of only two European cities to have a blanket World Heritage status  bestowed upon its historic centre but, it seems, the Italian recipient is taking the lead in trying to protect what is precious. My partner spotted this article in the ‘I ‘newspaper yesterday. While we […]

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Pay and stay – says local heritage chief.

With increasing numbers of visitors Bath should be doing more to manage and market its status – and that includes introducing a voluntary tourist tax. That’s according to Professor Barry Gilbertson who is Chairman of the City of Bath UNESCO World Heritage Board. If you think that’s a mouthful of a title this is a […]

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The rubbish​ problem on your doorstep B&NES!

Out in the suburbs, we have all been given either strengthened sacks or wheelie bins in which to put our rubbish. However, it seems, the same rule doesn’t apply in the city centre where various private firms have contracts to pick up commercial waste. I have never heard of mixed recycled bags containing food but this […]

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Is it time to sell the ‘family jewels?’

A congestion charge and a tourist tax on hotel beds are just two suggestions l would like to put into the melting pot to help B&NES find some additional revenue to offset the 16 million pounds budget shortfall it says it still has. Elsewhere on this site, you will see a story about how the […]

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