Bath Pollution – BBC “Inside Out West” Programme

The BBC “Inside Out West” Programme about pollution in Bath highlighted the unacceptably high levels of pollution caused by vehicles in Bath.   Following the programme the Bathampton Meadows Alliance have issued the following statement to the Chronicle. Alliance spokesperson, Sian James, said: “The results of this BBC investigation into air pollution in Bath sadly…

The call-in on 23nd February

Following the Cabinet’s decision on the site for the Park and Ride on 25th January there was a call-in by a number of councillors. There was a panel put together to hear this call-in on 23nd February the decision was made 5-4 to dismiss the call-in and therefore the decision on the site will go ahead. We…

Next meeting: Scrutiny panel 23rd February

At the public meeting on 23rd February, the Scrutiny Panel will receive a statement from both the Cllr Anthony Clarke (Con, Lansdown), Cabinet Member for Transport, and from Alison Millar on behalf of councillors who requested the Call-In. The Panel is also keen to hear from local people and stakeholders who have a view on…

Petition to hold B&NES to Account

We have joined together with the Save Bath Library campaign, Bath Against Cuts and the Stop (B&NES) Arts Cuts to launch a petition calling on B&NES to reverse the Park & Ride decision, the relocation of Bath central library, and the cuts to the arts budget. These are all hugely unpopular decisions which will impact…

PR: Response to Cabinet meeting on 25th January

Response by Bathampton Meadows Alliance to decision by B&NES cabinet to build a park and ride on Bathampton Meadows taken on 25th January “We are very disappointed that reason did not prevail last night, and that the council is pressing ahead with this ill-conceived and hugely costly plan. But we are not surprised, sadly. Several…

Council hold secret briefing with press and media!!!

Today BANES Council held a secret Briefing with the Press.   Excluding all interested parties, including representatives of local parish councils, the Bath Preservation Society and the Bathampton Meadows Alliance, they briefed the press on their preferred sites for an east of Bath Park and ride.   Sadly they are pursuing sites B and F…

PR: Huge Christmas parking demand to be met by ‘overspill’ Park & Ride that could save Bathampton Meadows

 Campaigners against the proposed Park & Ride on Bathampton Meadows have welcomed the council’s solution for this year’s peak in Christmas traffic by providing an overspill facility for the first time on Lansdown. &nbsp In a written response to campaigner Christine Boyd, the cabinet member for transport, Councillor Tony Clarke revealed that the council has…