Notices

Annual Residents Meeting of Bathampton

Will be held in the Village Hall on 11th May 2022 at 7.30pm.

This meeting is an opportunity for the residents of the Parish of Bathampton to put forward ideas and proposals to help shape the future of the village and to raise any matters of concern. Come along and take party in the discussions, ask questions and get involved. The National Trust are also keen to hear what the community value about the meadows and thoughts and ideas for its future. After the meeting there will be an opportunity to chat over drinks.

The National Trust has announced plans for a ‘green corridor; through Bathampton Meadows linking Bath to the surrounding Countryside.

Bathampton Parish Council are delighted that Bathampton Meadows will be protected from future development following the transfer of this land from BANES to the National Trust with improvements planned to benefit wildlife including foraging habitat for greater horseshoe bats, wetland habitat for wading birds and increased numbers of wildflowers for pollinators. A programme of community engagement to develop a vision for the future of this cherished local green space will begin in the Spring. 

To view the National Trust press release, visit:

National Trust announces plans for first green corridor to link historic city centre to surrounding countryside | National Trust

West Of England Combined Authority (WECA) Bus service consultation.

WECA have opened a consultation on several supported bus services which also includes the Bathampton number 11. If you wish to respond and provide feedback (whether you are a current user of the services or a potential user), please do so via the link below: WECA are keen to hear from the community to find out how the bus services can be improved and what would encourage people to use bus services more often. https://consultation.westofengland-ca.gov.uk/…/west-of…/

Grant Application process now open

The 2021-22 Grant application process is now open. The Grant application form can be found at the below link:

Bathampton-Parish-Grant-application-form-PDF

Bathampton Parish Council 2021-22 Grant Application for Community and voluntary groups for the benefit of the Bathampton Community. The fully completed application must be received by 30th November 2021. Late applications will not be considered. To find out if you are eligible to apply, please read the Terms and Conditions at the end of the Grant Application Form. All successful applicants should receive the funding by the 30th April 2022.  

Bathampton no 11 bus service

We have been made aware of issues regarding the Bathampton number 11 Bus service which has become increasingly unreliable over the last few weeks.

Cllr Sarah Warren has raised this with First and First have apologised for any inconvenience caused to Bathampton residents as result of their service delivery.  
First noted that they are having to run small buses for this service which they have struggled to obtain spare parts for due to the supply chain being badly disrupted. This has led to cancellations across the ‘small bus’ routes covering Bathampton, Larkhall, Fairfield Park and Haycombe. They have been able to swap parts around to keep enough buses on the road to provide the 11 service more reliably going forward, but things are additionally quite difficult with the nationwide staffing situation and staff sickness. 

Please continue to make us aware of any on-going issues and we will relay this information back to First.