Harbutt – One Hundred and Twenty

A Celebration of 120 Years of Plasticine, William Harbutt and Bathampton

  • From 10.30 a.m.- 8.00 p.m.
  • Bathampton Village Hall, Holcombe Lane Bathampton
  • Free Admission

Programme of Events June 17th 2017

10.30 Welcome and Introduction – Main Hall. Bring cakes for the cake competition. There are prizes for Most Tasty, Most Like Plasticine (not in taste) and Generally Best Looking! Refreshments all day.

10.30-12.00 Working with Plasticine – A workshop for young and old led by actor Doc Watson as William Harbutt. Come along and work with Plasticine to make an entry for the sculpture competition! There are prizes for pre-school, school and grown-ups.

12.30 Judging of Plasticine Sculpture and Cakes by Jess Mckillop of Aardman Animation, William Harbutt and a representative of the Harbutt family.

1.15 p.m. Awarding of Prizes and Presentation to Bathampton Village Hall of Medallion of William Harbutt.

Tea and Cakes all afternoon. Other refreshments are available!

6.00 p.m. Showing of Aardman Animation films A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave. Take a ticket for this when you arrive during the day!

Event supported by:

  • Bath & North East Somerset Council
  • Museum of Bath at Work
  • Bathampton Village Hall Committee
  • Bathampton Village Show Committee
  • Bathampton Parish Council
  • Bath Spa University
  • Bathampton Primary School
  • Bathampton Church Bellringers

Changes to our rubbish collection service from 6 November 2017

The following is from an editorial provided by Bath and North East Somerset Council.

What is changing?

Most households across Bath and North East Somerset will be changing to every other week collection for their rubbish from 6 November. We will be providing a 140 litre wheeled bin for the storage and collection of rubbish. We realise that one size does not fit all, so in a small number of cases where a 140 litre wheeled bin is not suitable for your property, or family situation, we may provide a larger bin or a re-useable rubbish bag to contain rubbish for collection.

Recycling collections, including food waste will remain weekly and our emphasis will be on encouraging you to use this weekly service to its full potential.

Over 70% of UK councils including all our neighbours in Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset, Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire, are already running every other week collections for rubbish (in wheeled bins) and weekly recycling collections. They are seeing the benefits including reduced street mess, cost efficiencies and collecting more recycling (instead of rubbish).

Collection days and times may change as we will need to redesign the routes so that they are as efficient as possible.

Look out for your letter in March

From 9-13 March all households will be sent a personalised letter informing them how the changes will affect them. To reduce postage costs, most letters will be included in the envelope with your Council Tax Bill.

This letter will let you know whether we have allocated your property a wheeled bin or re-useable rubbish bag for rubbish collection, and the frequency of your rubbish collection. The letter is for information and no response is needed. If you are concerned that the container we have allocated is not appropriate for your specific property, or if despite recycling all you can, you feel that your household will not manage with the allocated container you can complete an online query form.

We will write separately to residents who

– live in a registered House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO)
– are currently registered for an Assisted Collection (those who require the help of our crews to carry their rubbish and/or recycling to an agreed collection point). You will be asked to complete a form to update your details to re-apply for an assisted collection if you still need help. For some residents wheeled bins will be much easier to manage.

Why are we introducing the changes?

1. To keep our streets cleaner

Containing rubbish in a bin or bag will prevent animals and birds ripping open bags and making a mess which is unpleasant for everyone and costs us to clear up.

2. To recycle more

We have a very comprehensive recycling collection where you can already recycle 17 different types of household waste every week. We know that some residents can recycle more than they are currently doing – about 75% of a household’s waste can be recycled using the current collections, but we still find that over half of an average rubbish bag consists of items that could have been recycled. Our local research shows that if you recycle all you can you will still have space left in your rubbish bin when collected every other week.

The change will help to encourage everyone to use their food recycling collection – only about 50% of households currently use this. About a third of the waste in black sacks currently is food.

3. To save money

Every lorry load of waste costs £1000 to dispose of whilst every lorry load of recycling earns an income of £100, so reducing the amount put out as rubbish is essential.

Find out more

www.bathnes.gov.uk/recycle

Our website is being updated as details are confirmed and more FAQs added so please check back for updates.

Playground improvements

We are delighted to announce that an inclusive swing has been installed which will enable all children to enjoy the playground. Thank you to Geoff Ward, one of our Bathavon North councillors for arranging a generous contribution towards the cost.

We are looking at ways to improve the village playground, and recently invited members of the community to fill in a questionnaire. The results from this have given us a good indication of what you think is important. Making the playground a place that all children can enjoy is an important first step, but there’s much more that we want to do. We’re always looking for volunteers to join the playground improvement group, especially if you have experience in fundraising. Please contact Jan if you would like to get involved!

Carols to Save Bathampton Meadows

Friday 11 December starting at 6.30 pm
New Leaf Farm, Mill Lane BA2 6TS

Come and join us for Carols by Candlelight in the fabulous setting of Bathampton Meadows.

A chance to sing our favourite Christmas carols and gather together with members of the communities of Batheaston, Bathampton and Bathford united in support of our important green space.

Carols will be led by Batheaston School Choir, with local vicars Revd Isobel Rathbone and Revd Jonty Frith leading part of the service. We’ll finish with a sing along of favourite carols, as chosen by you!

There will be mulled wine, mince pies and hot chocolate for sale, plus a carousel for the children.

Bring a torch, lantern or candle in a jar to light up this special area in a festive and celebratory way. Not with the lights of 1400 cars!

We look forward to seeing you there. Download the flyer and help spread the word.