BWCE Working Waterwheel Video

Video: BWCE Batheaston Waterwheel Turning

BWCE’s waterwheel at the Old Mill Hotel, Batheaston was installed and started turning just before Christmas. The wheel which is of a ‘Zuppinger’ water wheel type design shown above and will have the capacity to generate 13.5kW of electricity, or about 88,000 kWh per year, enough to provide the electricity for 25 homes. BWCE hope that the […]

BNES Energy At Home Scheme

Bath Council launches new Home Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme

B&NES Council have launched a new loan scheme with an APR of 4.2% on loans between £500 and £15,000 on repayment terms of 6 months to 15 years to help local home owners pay for energy efficiency schemes on their homes. The loans are intended to pay for energy saving measures such as boilers; loft, cavity […]

Bath Freight Consolidation Service

Freight Consolidation Centre Funding to End

B&NES Council have made a decision to end funding for its freight consolidation service. The service which had been running for 3 years is costing £124,000 each year aimed to reduce congestion and pollution on Bath’s road, by consolidating freight heading for Bath at Avonmouth, and then transporting freight by electric vehicle to Bath. The scheme […]

Barriers to Cycling

How can walking and cycling be improved in your area?

Sustrans, the National Sustainable Transport Charity are working with B&NES Council as part of the Cycling Ambitions Fund 2 (CAF) to consider how walking and cycling in several areas throughout Bath could be improved. They will be engaging directly with local communities in order to understand the needs and aspirations of those living and working within a number of project […]

Avon Please Stay Safe Cycle Initiative Jan 2017

Avon and Somerset Police “Give space, stay safe” initiative

Following lobbying from CycleBath and other local cycle groups Avon and Somerset Police are planning on replicating a successful scheme run by the West Midlands Police to encourage motorists to give cyclists more space when they pass them on the road. The scheme which involves an undercover police officer on a bike who will stop and […]

December 2016 newsletter

If you would like to signup to receive our newsletter by email click here. Climate change hustings | Foraging walk & picnic | Chelsea Road View this email in your browser December Newsletter Happy Xmas and a Sustainable New Year! Since our last newsletter there had been lots of local sustainability activity and news in […]

Time Bank Plus

Don’t buy it, Borrow It!

Time Bank Plus,  is starting a new project offering locals the opportunity to borrow rather than buy useful items like tools, household and gardening equipment, catering utensils, camping items, children & baby equipment. The project is being funded by a grant from the Bath &West Community Energy Community Fund. The Borrow It ‘store’ will be located […]