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…

Talking Points – February 2014

Heritage Lottery Fund Bid – A number of local partners including the Council, FoBRA and the National Trust are submitting a bid for funding to protect the landscape setting of Bath. We would welcome members’ ideas of appropriate ways to spend this funding for inclusion in this bid, which has to be submitted by the…

Talking Points – October 2013

Widcombe Ward Councillors – Councillors Ian Gilchrist and Ben Stevens attended the committee meeting. Covered in the discussions were:Rossiter Road: Concern was expressed about the recent lack of progress on this scheme. The councillors assured us that this is a priority for the current administration. A Steering Group meeting is scheduled for next week when it…

Talking Points – August 2013

Rossiter Road – We have been informed that it is intended to have a scheme that can be presented to the public by the end of September. Contract documents and road orders will be prepared by January 2014 with the advanced works contract being completed before then. We remain hopeful that work will be completed…

Talking Points – July 2013

Rossiter Road – A meeting of the Rossiter Rd Steering Group has been convened for the 16th July, at which the Council will give details of their latest proposals for the design of the scheme, together with costings and timetables. At this meeting, we hope to secure agreement to a format for communicating these decisions…

Annual General Meeting 2013

The AGM was attended by 83 members. Chairman Paddy Doyle gave his report which expanded on what members had already received in the April Newsletter. Treasurer Jeremy Boss reported the association to be in good financial health and Marilyn Phillips was unanimously re-elected as examiner of accounts. Guest speaker was Rhodri Samuel, Regeneration Manager for…

Autumn Meeting 2012

The Autumn Meeting was attended by about 50 members. New Committee member Keith Palmer was elected, bringing the Committee up to full strength at 13 members. Following the formal meeting, Director of Sport at the University of Bath, Stephen Baddeley, gave a fascinating insight into the making of elite athletes. This was followed by the usual…