Schools Energy Best Competition Newbridge School Switchoff Campaign

B&NES schools invited to take part in an energy saving competition

B&NES schools are being invited to sign up to Energy Sparks, a new energy efficiency programme created by two Bath-based community groups. Energy Sparks is currently recruiting primary schools with pupils who would be enthusiastic to take part in monitoring their school’s energy usage using data and help the school be energy efficient. Bath: Hacked, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]