The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 20th September 2022 at 7.00pm, in the Foyer of St Stephen’s Church, Lansdown Road. The agenda for the meeting is published here .

If you are a member of the public and would like to participate in the meeting, please email the Clerk at charlcombepc@gmail.com no less than 24 hrs prior to the meeting.

The draft minutes from the 5th July 2022 Parish Council meeting can be read here .


Bathscape Walking Festival 10th – 25th September

The programme includes a range of urban and rural walks, with a number using the network of footpaths within Charlcombe parish. More details of the programme can be found here.

Notes from Annual Parish Meeting – Wednesday 18th May

All residents of Charlcombe Parish were invited to the Annual Parish Meeting on Wednesday 18th May in the Lansdown and Langridge Village Hall. The notes from the meeting can be found here.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Following a transfer of service back to Bath & North East Somerset Council on 1st
July 2022, the number to ring if you suspect an adult is being abused or neglected
(this could be you or someone you know) will be 01225 394200.

Phone lines are open Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 5pm and Fridays 8.30am
to 4.30pm; at all other times, call the Emergency Duty Social Work team on 01454
61 51 65 (evenings, weekends and bank holidays). If you think someone is in
immediate danger, ring the emergency services on 999.

You can also report a concern via email; there is a new email address to use for
safeguarding referrals; please use Safeguarding_Adults@bathnes.gov.uk.

Confidential and free advice for all residents over 18, The Village Agent for Charlcombe is Mary Jane King and she can be contacted via maryjane@wern.org.uk or phone 01275 333700to ask to be put in contact with her. Village agents can signpost you towards practical advice or support from one of the many professionals with whom they work. You can refer yourself directly to the service.

Worrying about Money?

Advice and support is available within B&NES for those who are struggling to make ends meet – further details are here

Staying safe around livestock when out walking

Responsible dog walking campaign Graeme Hall 053_77811

The National Farmers Union website  https://www.countrysideonline.co.uk/care-for-the-countryside/countryside-code/ provides some excellent guidance for how to keep safe and to enjoy your time out walking in the countryside. It includes a video giving specific advice about walking with your dog near livestock.

Woodland Advisory Service and Tree Planting Fund

The Forest of Avon Trust is an independent tree and woodland charity working across Bath and the wider Avon area. As part of our work over the last 12 years, we have provided professional advice to woodland owners and helped many to maintain or improve their woodlands.    

Working alongside the Bathscape community, we have been helping protect and restore the invaluable ancient woodlands in the region by providing a free woodland advisory service. As part of this work we can provide the following free services to woodland owners in your area:

  • Site visits and advice on all aspects of tree & woodland management and also tree planting; 
  • Preparation of Forestry Commission approved Woodland Management Plans & Felling Licences; 
  • Applications for Countryside Stewardship grants to manage, improve and plant woodlands; 
  • Applications for the Bathscape Landscape Conservation Grant to improve woodlands and to various grants for tree planting;
  • Links to local volunteers to undertake small-scale woodland improvements; and 
  • Links to timber users, businesses and contractors.  

We also have a Tree Planting Fund which maybe of interest to landowners in the area. Find out more via  info@forestofavontrust.org

One farm through one century

An opportunity to hear about life at Manor Farm in Langridge going back to 1917 via this Bathscape Podcast https://footprints.captivate.fm/episode/105-years-at-manor-farm-langridge
It’s very interesting, going from pre-mechanisation to war-time to modernisation. The current owners describe their successful Emorsgate seeds business.

Healthy Start Scheme

Eat eight fruit & vegetable portions to feel happier, study says

The Healthy Start scheme offers eligible people a pre-paid card to go towards the cost of certain types of milk, infant formula, fruit and vegetables for the value of:

  • £4.25 each week of pregnancy from the 10th week
  • £8.50 each week for children from birth to 1 year old
  • £4.25 each week for children between 1 and 4 years old

Beneficiaries can also get free vitamins with their card. In B&NES, these are currently available at Children’s Centres.

Note that the digital pre-paid card has replaced Healthy Start vouchers. For more information, view: https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/

Bath Preservation Trust – New Quick Guide to Energy Efficiency in Old Homes
B PT has released its new quick guide on how old homes can help cut carbon emissions, as an update on our existing energy efficiency guidance in Warmer Bath. This new publication includes a number of helpful no cost and low cost tricks and tips to reduce energy usage whilst keeping old homes warmer, and is intended to empower residents to make changes this coming winter with minimal risk to historic fabric. You can find the guidance available via our website: https://www.bath-preservation-trust.org.uk/new-quick-guide-from-bpt-advises-how-all-old-homes-can-help-cut-carbon/