National Trust Volunteering

Become an events volunteer with the National Trust on the Bath Skyline! It’s a new and exciting role, which will see you helping to shape the activities and events offered to our visitors. You may be helping to build dens, doing some wild art, or getting stuck into a fairy or pirate inspired event (dressing up…

Talking Points – November 2014

Rossiter Road – On Tuesday 4 th Nov Richard Wales, Mike Wrigley, and David Maxwell, together with traders’ representatives, had a positive meeting with B&NES Highways Service Manager Kelvin Packer and designer Vaughan Thompson. ERH will complete the work on the scheme. The northern pavement in the Parade should be complete and parking restored before…

Talking Points – October 2014

Changes to the committee – Over the last few years the Committee has benefited greatly from the active involvement of Hilary Furlonger and Keith Palmer. With increasing pressures on their time both have now decided to step down. We thank them for all their hard work and wish them well. In their places we welcome…

Talking Points – September 2014

Autumn Meeting – This will take place on Thursday October 23 rd at 7.30pm at Widcombe C of E Junior School. Representatives of the Rossiter Road Scheme contractors and members of our local police team will be attending to speak to us. Rossiter Road – We are assured by the contractors that the work on…

Talking Points – July 2014

New Committee Member – We are delighted to tell you that David Maxwell, of David Maxwell Hairdressing, has been elected to the committee. David will be responsible for trader liaison. We look forward to welcoming him to our next meeting. Transport Strategy – The committee discussed the WA response to the draft Transport Strategy. You…

Talking Points – June 2014

Rossiter Road – Construction on the Rossiter Road scheme will begin at the end of the month. Road closures will commence on 26th June. Looking to the future of the Widcombe Association – Now that Rossiter Road is to become a reality, we thought it an appropriate time to start looking to the future role…

Talking Points – May 2014

Bath BID – A meeting will be held shortly with Andrew Cooper of the Bath BID (Business Improvement District) to discuss the benefits and possibility of Widcombe Parade being included in the BID. Local History Society – Margaret Burrows attended our meeting to discuss ways in which stronger links could be put in place between…

Annual General Meeting 2014

Sixty one members attended. Jan Shepley was elected to the Committee to serve as as member for planning. Chairman Paddy Doyle, Secretary Liz Littlewood and committee members Chris Rogers and Ann Ashworth were re-elected. Guest speaker was John Isserlis of Julian House who gave an excellent an informative speech about the problems of street drinking…

Talking Points – April 2014

Students and WA – We had further discussion about how to involve the student population in WA. We will be contacting the teaching staff at the Universities to explore the possibility of students using their expertise, particularly in marketing, branding and website design and maintenance, to assist WA whilst including this work as part of…

Talking Points – March 2014

Students and WA – Jenny Dean, who works for the Student Community Partnership which links the two Universities, the Students’ Unions and the Council, and Sally Williamson, Community Officer for Bath University, joined us at our meeting on Tuesday. Students are looking to become involved in the local community and it soon became clear in…