B&NES Local Plan and Supplementary Planning Document Consultations deadline 8 October 2021

Bath & North East Somerset Council are currently consulting on an update the the area’s ‘Local Plan’ and 2 ‘Supplementary Planning Documents’, on Sustainable Construction and Transport. The council needs community backing for these proposals to help make Bath more sustainable and to avoid large housing developers and the ‘car lobby’ having the proposals squashed. […]

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Case Study: making a home carbon neutral in 2020

This is a case study written by Philip Haile,  a member of Transition Bath’s Energy Group on how he has managed to make his home carbon neutral. It serves to illustrate that it possible to make a ordinary home carbon neutral at relatively low cost: Summary I moved into this large 4-bed detached 1970’s house […]

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Bath and North East Somerset Council declare a Climate Emergency

B&NES Council has declared a ‘Climate Emergency’. The council have acknowledged that climate change is a big challenge and that the council need to provide leadership in addressing the issue. The council will “sign up to the UK100 Pledge to provide the strategic community leadership needed to enable our communities to achieve 100% clean energy […]

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Transition Bath Electric Bike Project Update

As you may recollect Transition Bath received a grant from BWCE at the start of the year to run a feasibility study for an electric bike commute to work project. The new project aims to encourage commuters in Bath to switch to cycling to work in preference to commuting short distances by car. The focus of […]

Bath University Biodegradable Microbead Research

Bath University develops biodegradable microbeads

Scientists and engineers from the University of Bath have developed biodegradable cellulose microbeads from a sustainable source that could potentially replace harmful plastic ones that contribute to ocean pollution. Plastic microbeads used in cosmetics and toothpastes have been leaching via our river systems into our oceans, being ingested by wildlife and entering the food chain. […]

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Crowd-sourcing of questions for the Transition Bath Hustings for the West of England Mayoral Elections on 4th May 2017

On Wednesday April 26th 2017 we will be holding our West of England Combined Authority Hustings for the prospective mayor for B&NES, Bristol and South Gloucestershire . In preparation we would like to crowd-source some questions for the event and would like your help. Please remember Transition Bath’s focus is on making Bath more sustainable […]

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Transition Bath is looking for new trustees

Following many years of service as trustees for which we are very grateful Ailsa Masterton and Paul Stansall who are stepping down from their roles. We are therefore looking for new trustees. The role involves meeting 2 to 4 times a year for about 2 hours, and ensures that Transition Bath meets its commitments as […]

What’s “guerrilla gardening” about?

We were inspired to start guerrilla gardening by a “guru”, Pam Warhurst of Incredible Edible Todmorden who came to talk to us back in 2011 about growing more food locally.  Since then, we’ve created sites at Vegmead in Hedgemead Park (which has its own Facebook page and Twitter account:  @vegmead), at Park Street, Gravel Walk and […]