We’re having a party!

To celebrate the saving of the Meadows from being turned into a Park and Ride, we are having a Party on Friday 30 September 2017 from 7.30 pm onwards.

We will be outdoors, but under cover looking down over the Meadows. Please join us to celebrate, bringing a bottle and your wellies, ready to dance and enjoy the fireworks. Pizzas for sale from £6.50 by Field to Fire who can cater for dietary requirements including vegan and gluten free. Older children welcome.

From Batheaston, head up Bailbrook Lane and bear left at the first fork (where there are new houses on your right) to continue up the lane. At the brow of the hill, there is a farm track to your right. The Vine House is on the right-hand side along the track and the party will be past it at the barn.

Parking is limited: please walk if you can and bring torches.

Please let us know if you plan to come by emailing bmeadowsalliance@gmail.com so we can plan accordingly.

Grass Cutting

A message from Jan, your parish councillor for Leisure and Amenities:

Dear allotment owners
I have visited the allotments today, April 4 and I can see that the grass is very long. The first cut is imminent and inevitably, a lot of cuttings are going to be produced. The grass contractors will not be collecting grass so I am afraid it will create a lot of grass across the plots that you will have to deal with. We have ordered more cuts this year so I hope that after this initial cut, the situation will improve .
I know one or two of you have asked for the dates when the contractors will be arriving. I am afraid, at this stage, that information isn’t available to me. If I can find out, I will, and let you know.

Circuit of Bath Walk Sunday 27th September

Homeless charity Julian House invites you to take part in the Circuit of Bath Walk on Sunday 27 September. This spectacular event takes in some of Bath’s most beautiful near countryside ensuring a really enjoyable day out whilst at the same time raising much needed funds for Julian House.

The stunning route which takes in Woolley, Solsbury Hill, Swainswick, Monkton Combe, to name a few, is split into 5 sections so walkers can choose to do as little as 2 miles, or, as much as 20. Part of the route is buggy friendly and dogs (on leads) are welcome on the entire route.

Why not take part as a team with colleagues, friends and family and enjoy a great day out.

One of the 5 start points is at the Bathampton Mill.

The event, now in it’s 15th year is one of their biggest annual fundraisers and they rely heavily on community support and word of mouth promotion – so tell all your friends and colleagues!

Further information and online registration.

Headlines July 2015

  • The village shop has opened a Post Office counter as from 6th July.
  • The Bathampton Village Show (previously known as the annual Flower Show) is to take place on 12 September this year; full details will be circulated with the Newsletter in the next few weeks.
  • The Highways Agency are understood to have identified the lorry involved in the damaged wall opposite Hontone Hill and are pursuing the matter.
  • We are currently taking action to regularise the public use of certain footpaths in the Parish; quite separately, the alignment of the public footpath at Miller Walk has been brought into question.

Headlines June 2015

  • Concern has been raised with B&NES over possible safety aspects arising from a proposal to tarmac the canal towpath in order to encourage cyclists; the Parish Council is seeking delay as local consultation has been lacking.
  • Urgent consultation continues between the Headmaster and RailTrack, with B&NES interest, into the need to move the proposed site of an electrical substation away from the infant school; aspects of the school’s own substation have been reviewed.
  • The Parish Footpath Working Party is always happy to welcome newcomers who enjoy fresh air and good company in clearing local paths – please contact Cllr David Mayo.

Headlines May 2015

  • The Warminster Road (A36) will be open fully to traffic by the Highways Agency wef the morning of Monday 22nd June.
  • The proposed siting of an electrical substation adjacent to the school continues to raise concern over possible danger of radiation; this was raised with NetworkRail at the Parish Annual Meeting on 22nd April. (Google ‘networkrail bathampton substation’)

Headlines April 2015

  • Road resurfacing from Antone Hill to Trossachs Drive is to continue over the weekend of 25/26th April.
  • On ceasing trading from the allotment hut, The Bathampton Gardening Association is to continue to organise the annual flower show and will circulate a news sheet quarterly with the Parish Newsletter.
  • All residents are invited to the Annual Parish Meeting on Wednesday 22nd April to hear the Parish Council’s report and a presentation on the rail electrification work, with some light refreshment.

 

Headlines March 2015

  • The Valley Parish Alliance (the local Avon valley parishes including Bathampton) are opposing proposals for Park and Rail and a Link Road which all the political parties support.
  • The Parish Council objected to any encroachment into the green space between the Warminster Road MOD site and the Parish boundary, but there will be a major incursion; 204 dwellings including “affordable houses” are to be built in total.
  • Buses in the evening cannot come along Holcombe Lane and so can be boarded on Down Lane – the information at the bus stop may be misleading.