This neglected border outside the YMCA in the centre of Bath needs some TLC. Would you like to help us maintain this border for the benefit of local residents and as a source of free vegetables for yourself? We were wondering about some edible planting for the plot, for example chard, small tomato plants, peas and […]
Park Street Resident Garden Frog Needs Your Help!
Transition Bath’s guerrilla gardeners created this productive community growing space in 2009. Sadly, as people moved away, it got a bit neglected last year, but enthusiasm abounds again. From a leaf-strewn state in February, it is now transformed into a flourishing food garden once again. Many residents from Park Street and the nearby area are […]
Mayor Celebrates Community Food Growing With Transition Bath
The Mayor, Cllr. Paul Crossley, held a reception for Transition Bath food group and Bath Organic Group on 22nd May. He told us that he strongly supports the concept of transition and the contribution Transition Bath makes towards creating a sustainable city. As cabinet member, he authorised the allocation of land for Bath Organic Group to establish […]
Is 20 mph plenty in Bath? Should B&NES remove 20mph limits?
Summary On Monday 22nd May B&NES Council’s Communities, Transport and Environment Policy Development and Scrutiny Panel meets to review the 20 mph limits in B&NES which were largely introduced between 2012 and 2016 at a cost of almost £900,000. Gill Risbridger of Transition Bath will be speaking at the event: We feel that 20 mph […]
Transition Bath’s West of England Mayoral Hustings: packed house, write-up, candidates answers to questions
Last night’s mayoral hustings at BRLSI was packed, we had to open a second room to hold all the audience who had come to see the mayoral candidates for the West of England Combined Authority explain their future policy – with a focus on what they would do to make Bath and the region more […]
It’s not easy being a sustainable consumer
Members of Transition Bath welcomed a PhD researcher, Cristina Longo, to their ranks in the period up to 2014. Cristina was conducting research into the practice of sustainable consumption: everyday spending being guided by concern for planetary sustainability. In her discussions with us, the individual dilemmas were more obvious than the solutions, to the extent […]
Would fining parents £130 for dropping their kids off at school by car be a good idea in Bath?
Two primary schools in Hackney are running a trial by fining parents £130 for dropping their kids off at school by car, in an effort to cut pollution and make walking and cycling to school safer. This policy has been implemented despite 70% of parents opposing it. We were wondering whether such an approach would […]
Commuting to work by bicycle or walking reduces your risk of dying from any cause by 41%, the incidence of cancer by 45% and heart disease by 46% compared with commuting by car or public transport
A paper in this month’s British Medical Journal and reported on the BBC website suggest that those commuting to work by cycling or walking are significantly more healthy than those who commute by public transport or by car. The report suggests that it is much easier to build commuting by walking or cycle into our lives as […]
Ultrasonic clothes drier uses 70% less energy
An article on the BBC website today on a new type of clothes drier which is 3 time quicker and uses 70% less energy caught our eye. Clothes driers on average consume more than 10% of a household’s electricity (394kWh /year (£60) from an average annual house electricity consumption of 3,638kWh/year (£545) Source: Powering the […]
Would the proposed A36-A46 Link Road reduce pollution in B&NES?
Background Both our current MP Ben Howlett and B&NES are pushing for a link road to be built between the A36 and A46 across Bathampton Meadows. One of their justifications for this project is a reduction in pollution and congestion in central Bath. We were curious whether this claim could be justified? It is almost […]