The foraging walks are running on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, 1-5pm, and the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, 1-4pm. Nat’s mobile number is 07749 984408. Download the details here. Map showing directions to the community nuttery.
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 […]
Transition Bath Comments on Planning Application for 189 homes at ex-MOD site at Warminster Road
We have made the following submission to the planning consultation: “Transition Bath is a charity aiming to build a more sustainable future for Bath. We would like to comment on specific sustainability aspects of the planning application 14/02272/EFUL. We commend the application for the following: Targeting Code for Sustainable Homes level 4 (although B&NES council […]
Heard of foraging but not sure what to look for?
You’ll probably feel confident picking blackberries and wild garlic, but what other edibles and medicinal plants can be found within a few minutes’ walk of the centre of Bath? Nat from TB’s food group will be leading regular, free, foraging walks on Saturdays, starting on 19th July at 1pm, from our community nuttery project in Smallcombe Vale. All […]
Has Curo found a solution to the problems of cycling north-south in Bath? Survey: we would be interested in your views
Summary During the planning stages of the development of 700 homes on the ex-MOD site at Foxhill in Bath Curo have proposed a number of alternative solutions to the problem of how to encourage cycling at the top of a very steep hill. This is a problem common to much of Bath, which is built […]
Bath Green Homes: volunteers needed
Bath Green Homes is actively seeking volunteer stewards for this year’s Open Homes Weekend, which will be held on 27th and 28th September. No previous experience is necessary – you just need to be happy to help welcome the public, have an interest in energy efficiency and renewable energy, and be free for our short […]
Biochar: snake oil or elixir for climate change?
Can biochar be used to make soil more productive, increase yield and mitigate climate change through carbon sequestration and reduced fertiliser use? Transition Bath and Bath Organic Group have this year been involved in a nationwide research experiment with Coventry and Oxford Universities to investigate whether the ancient Amazonian agricultural practice of using biochar has benefits in […]
Bathford Energy Group Thermal Imaging Project 2013/2014
Bathford Energy Group (BEG) has recently completed their write-up of their first year of thermal imaging. Their project was run in conjunction with Transition Bath. During the course of the winter they surveyed 15 homes, identifying many common issues to both old and new homes. Identification of common issues The common sources of heat […]
Does Bath have the highest level of excess winter deaths in the UK?
A number of times we have been told that ‘Bath has the highest level of excess winter deaths in the UK’. Excess winter deaths are excess death rates in the winter over the summer most likely caused by cold weather. The explanation provided by those quoting high figures for Bath is that Bath has a […]
B&NES Transport Consultation 2014
B&NES have recently launched their transport consultation. If you are interested in reduction traffic congestion, energy use and pollution in Bath then read on; we have tried to summarise the consultation to save you time. If you have time then it would be great if you could complete the council’s feedback form by the deadline […]