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Transition Bath responds to B&NES Placemaking Plan Consultation

We have responded on your behalf to B&NES council’s Placemaking Plans which will shape plans for Bath into the foreseeable future. The detailed consultation document of 325 pages covers everything from plans for the development of individual  sites and areas within Bath, to more general policies on food, transport, the built environment, energy and environmental […]

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Biochar – good for gardens?

Local gardeners have been taking part in a national biochar experiment managed by Garden Organic and Coventry University. Biochar is produced by ‘thermal degradation of organic material in the absence of air (pyrolysis)’, but fortunately for the gardeners, the charcoal-like soil additive was delivered in sturdy brown bags! Biochar can remain in the soil for […]

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B&NES Placemaking Consultation

This consultation runs until 30th January 2015 and aim to provide the following for Bath: allocate sites for development for housing, employment and other uses to help meet development needs identified in the Core Strategy; review and update the development management policies used in the determination of planning applications facilitate the delivery of key development […]

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Wassail – come and help us increase our apple yield in 2015

Wassail (Old English wæs hæl, ‘be healthy’) refers both to the salute ‘Waes Hail’ and to the drink of wassail, a hot mulled cider. Wassailing is a traditional ceremony held in apple orchards on Twelfth Night to produce a good crop in the forthcoming season. It involves ‘wakening’ the trees and making lots of noise […]

Local Food Strategy out for consultation

Sophie Kirk from B&NES Sustainability Team has been developing a Local Food Strategy to address food sustainability, rural economy, health and nutrition and related issues. Virginia Williamson, convenor of TB’s food group, has been a member of the Steering Committee. The Local Food Strategy is now out for public consultation. Please look through it and […]

Foraging walks – on demand!

The foraging walks, which have taken place on alternate Saturdays and Sundays for the past few months, are now changing to ‘foraging on demand’.  If you’d like to go foraging with Nat, please contact him on 07749984408 to arrange it – they’re free of charge! You can also follow Foraging Bath on Facebook.

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Which is the most energy efficient method of preserving apple juice – pasteurisation or freezing?

With the approach of the apple harvesting season, Transition Bath’s energy group were wondering which was the most efficient way of preserving apple juice? For domestic juicers there seems to be two alternative approaches: pasteurisation and freezing. Both require energy:  pasteurisation incurs energy heating the juice up to 80C (fast pasteurisation method) freezing incurs energy reducing […]

July 2014 Newsletter

Welcome to this month’s Transition happenings in Bath… View this email in your browser July Newsletter We have a surprising amount of news for a summer month. The news is dominated by transport – B&NES has launched its transport strategy, Transition Bath its Chelsea Road initiative and we are asking for your views on how […]