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 […]

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B&NES Council named winner of British Food Fortnight

Bath & North East Somerset Council has won the National British Food Fortnight competition for 2016. The programme of events which celebrated  British Food Fortnight  between the 17th September and 2nd October involved over 30 businesses, schools and the launch of a new online local food directory all contributed was the unanimous winner in this national […]

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Radical City of Bath ‘Living Heart’ Transport Plan aims to make the centre of Bath more pedestrian friendly and reduce vehicle congestion

The proposal being developed by Adam Reynolds, who is Chair of CycleBath, aims to make the centre of Bath a more pleasant and less polluted place, by restricting traffic flow into the centre of Bath. The initial suggestion includes 17 number plate recognition cameras to restrict vehicles entering a central area of the city to […]

Tram

New group formed to promote the reintroduction of trams in Bath

A new group called “The Bath Tram Re-Introduction Group” has been formed following a meeting at BRSLI to promote the reintroduction of trams in Bath. The group hope that by reintroducing trams they will help solve Bath’s congestion and pollution problems. The proposal suggests installing overhead electrical rails, and rails in the road to form […]

Cleveland Pools

Cleveland Pools puts in a planning application to include a water sourced heat pump

Cleveland Pools has just submitted its planning application for the the restoration of the UK’s only surviving Georgian lido. The application will include  the world’s first naturally treated, heated, outdoor swimming pool. Transition Bath is particularly supportive of the use of a water-sourced heat pump which will extract latent heat from the River Avon to heat […]

Bath Abbey

An update on Bath Abbey’s eco-friendly project to heat the Abbey from the thermal springs

As previously reported by Transition Bath under Bath Abbey’s £19million Footprint project the Abbey will become more sustainable by using hot water from the Roman Springs to heat the Abbey. On Monday 21st November Charles Curnock presented an update on the project. The mains points of interest from a sustainability perspective from his presentation were: […]