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Fair at the Parade Gardens

The Bath Diabetes group - a local volunteer group of patients with Diabetes is holding a Fair at the Parade Gardens on Saturday 8 June 2019 between 12.00 and 16.00hrs. The volunteer group is a part of Diabetes UK charity and is supported by them to raise awareness of diabetes to general public. The event will start at 12.00 hrs be officially opened by the Mayor of Bath and will also have sporting personalities attending the event. Please see the attached poster. Stall holders will start to arrive and set up from 10.30 onwards. Access to parade gardens is by usual means - Free with Banes Discovery card or entrance fee as displayed at the entrance.

York Street and Swallow Street Space Improvements

Funding to support the development of design ideas for the public realm has been secured by the Council’s Environment & Design Projects Team for improvements to the streetscape of York Street and Swallow Street and a new recruit who will be taking forward this project is due to start in early April. A scoping exercise will follow to identify the work needed to follow the completion of the York Street repairs, Abbey Footprint and the Archway Project. Public consultation on proposals will be included in the project design phase during 2019, and will need to link in with the highways access proposals for York Street.

St John’s Foundation present an upcoming event in May

Hangin’ Tough: 100 Second Challenge will take place on Friday 17th May between 12pm and 2pm at St John’s Foundation, Chapel Court, Bath, BA1 1SQ. The 100 Second Challenge craze swept across the United States in 2018, participants were dared to ‘hang’ from a pull-up bar for 100 seconds. Participants on the 17th will pay an entry fee to take part and 100% of the funds raised will be donated to local Bath charity, Sporting Family Change.

Entry fees:

Sporting Family Change is a needs-led charity founded in 2014, working with communities across Bath and North-East Somerset.

Bath Abbey Footprint

The hoarding in front of Abbey Chambers will be moved back to create more space in May 2019.

Bath Christmas Market 2019

The build for the Bath Christmas market will run on 27 November 2019 – 15th December 2019 (with set up and pack down either side for approx. 1 week). Planning is already underway building on feedback received from the 2018 market. Visit Bath are currently looking at a reduced number of chalets in York Street to allow for improved pedestrian flow. The will also be looking at enhancing the temporary lighting scheme in York Street during the Christmas market period. This would be subject to the hoarding and scaffolding plan during this period.

Archway Project

Conservation works are now taking place on the York Street arch and will continue through May. Pedestrian movement beneath the arch is not restricted. Public talks will be given every weekday at 11am and 3pm by the conservators at the arch. The main building works will follow the arch conservation. They will require a hoarding in front of 10 York Street and upper Swallow Street and last for 59 weeks. Pedestrian access will not be affected. The new facilities will open in summer/autumn 2020. Wessex Water is carrying out drainage works in Swallow Street from 15 April for approximately 4 weeks. There will be no pedestrian through-access during the works but Wessex has notified businesses and residents in Swallow Street and will work with them to facilitate access to their properties.

Bath Heritage Ironwork Group

BathIRON balustrade is due to be installed in Parade Gardens towards the end of April

The National Heritage Ironwork Group are seeking volunteers to join a 'painting party' on Saturday 23rd March. They need a team of people to hand paint elements of the metalwork in the Ironart Workshop in Larkhall, Bath. Please email Jess Renison on info@nhig.org.uk to sign up! All help will be very welcome.

The BathIRON team are working with the Bath Festivals team this year to organise an event to pfficially launch the new bandstand balustrade to the city. They will be celebrating the new balustrade on Sunday 26th May (after the Family Arts Day) at an event called FireFOLK. It will be from 6pm- 10.30pm and we'll have live folk music bands playing on the bandstand alongside blacksmiths doing live forging demonstrations. There will be two street food vendors and a charity bar.

Tickets will be available from early March through the Bath Festivals box office. Adults £10, children and students £7

Swallow Street and York Street public realm improvement

Funding to support the development of design ideas for the public realm has been secured by the Council’s Environment & Design Projects Team for improvements to the streetscape of York Street and Swallow Street . Initial analysis is underway to identify the work needed to follow the completion of the York Street repairs, Abbey Footprint and the Archway Project, but the design will be dependent on the outcome of the TRO process. Public consultation on proposals will be included in the project design phase during 2019, and will need to link in with the highways access proposals for York Street.

Clean Air Day, 20 June 2019

You’ll find step-by-step guides to events at www.cleanairday.org.uk

There will be a B&NES Council pop-up event, Kingsmead Square 20 June, 11am-6pm

 

For more information, please go to www.bathnes.gov.uk/cleanair4bathnes> 

Litter Enforcement

The 3GS Enforcement Officers began working on the 8th March for the foreseeable future. They will be fining people for dropping litter and cigarette butts and my information is that they will be patrolling the city centre working 7 days a week between 7am - 7pm. They will sometimes do overtime which means they could patrol in the evening as well.