Bits and pieces, 29th September
After school club
Bath City Farm has started an after-school club for 5-10 year-olds, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.
The farm would very much like to attract more local children to the club. Sessions involve art and craft, campfire cooking, working with the animals and exploring the farm. For more information phone 01225 481269.
The Council has begun the consultation process on the proposed closure of Culverhay School. Public meetings will be held on Thursday 14th October at Culverhay School, and Wednesday 20th October at the Guildhall. Both start at 7pm.
The Planning Department has refused the second application by Vodafone to install a phone mast at Poolemead Road.
But there is still a chance that the phone companies will appeal to the Planning Inspector and they have 6 months to do that. The Planning Inspector will have access to the petition and the objection letters that were sent in against the mast.
Star gazing on Roundhill
Some star gazing sessions on Roundhill have been arranged for Saturday 2nd, 9th and 16th October, starting at 8pm.
The Bath Astronomers will be there with telescopes and binoculars to show people what can be seen in the night sky.
If it is a cloudy night, there will be no session held. Otherwise, put on some warm clothing and come along and join in with this free community event.
You may know that Jupiter has been very visible in the last few days. It is the bright planet that appears close to the moon.
Make a sled kite!
A free kite making activity for children with all materials provided. Make a sled kite from coloured bin liners, garden sticks, tape, string and cotton.
Meet at Roundhill, Mount Road, on Monday 13th September at 6.45pm. The kites do fly if there is a breeze! This event is being organised by friendsofroundhill.org.
Updates on the Time Bank
This is an initiative that the Time Bank is undertaking with the Library Outreach Service. The aim is to encourage reading and possibly to form a Book Club.
The Time Bank has books on its premises that members can borrow at no charge. It hopes to launch the club soon, by holding a Murder Mystery evening with a local author present.
This exciting new group starts on Friday 10th September at 11am in the Time Bank premises. All are welcome and June Wentland, the group leader, is a very inspiring and experienced person.
The Time Bank runs free cookery classes with the theme: Easy Cooking on a Budget. The Walking Group and the Knit and Natter Group have not yet started. If anyone is interested in these, please get in touch.
The Time Bank is based at 86 Twerton High Street. Visit their website here.
Party in the Park, Whiteway
On the August Bank Holiday a new Whiteway resident-led group called Changes, held a fun day in Rosewarn Field to give everyone a fun time and raise money for community projects.
Named Party in the Park, this is the first big community event organised by Changes.
A local young man named Aidan Archer built four of the attractions – the Coconut Shy, Splat the Rat, Tin Can (a target game) and Splash Me.
There was also an opportunity for people to put across their ideas as to how Rosewarn Field can be improved. A very nice community of people turned up to enjoy the activities and more than £800 was raised.