At today’s council scrutiny panel meeting the decision by the Council’s Cabinet in January to move forward with the Park and Ride scheme to the east of Bath at Bathampton Meadows was discussed. The call-in was however dismissed as councillor’s voted along party lines with the majority incumbent Conservative councillors voting to dismiss the call-in. […]
Does Transition Larkhall Analysis show more than 50% of Bath’s rush hour traffic can be attributed to schools?
Transition Larkhall are involved in a a year-long study investigating amongst other things how parents take their children to school and why they choose to travel that way. Transition Larkhall in conjunction with the University of Bath and the South West Foundation surveyed traffic on 4 successive Mondays between 7.00am and 10.00am, at the Gloucester/London […]
Transition Bath January 2017 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 Newsletter January 2017 Happy New Year! This month’s newsletter is dominated by transport with B&NES Council’s plan to approve the Park and Ride Scheme […]
Cycling Instructor Post available with B&NES Council
Are you an active cyclist, and would you be interested in teaching school children to cycle, and at the same time make Bath more sustainable reducing air pollution? B&NES have a full-time (fixed contract) job available, closing date 10 Feb 2017. Unfortunately its not possible to provide a URL directly to the job advert, so […]
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, […]
Should B&NES follow Westminster and charge more for diesels to park to reduce pollution?
Westminster Council are now charging diesel cars 50% more to park than other cars in an attempt to persuade people to move to less polluting cars. Do you think this would work in Bath, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org and should electric cars be free? More background in the Guardian here.
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 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 […]
Transition Bath’s Submission to Parliamentary Inquiry into Urban Congestion
Transition Bath has submitted evidence to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Urban Congestion. Our evidence suggests solving the problem is more than a simple matter of improving traffic management, and that congestion is a symptom and cause of deeper issues within our society, including issues with social cohesion, the quality of the natural environment and is […]
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 […]