Bath. Attribution: Philralph
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Location Bath, South West England
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Authors Phil Green
Published 2014
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Bath is the largest city in the county of Somerset, England, known for and named after its Roman-built baths. In 2011, the population was 88,859. Bath is in the valley of the River Avon, 97 miles (156 km) west of London and 11 miles (18 km) southeast of Bristol. The city became a World Heritage site in 1987. W

The Avon Green Belt, also known as the Bristol and Bath Green Belt (or Bath and Bristol Green Belt), is a non-statutory green belt environmental and planning policy that regulates urban expansion and development in the countryside surrounding the cities of Bristol and Bath in the South West region of England. It covers areas in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, Mendip, and Wiltshire. Essentially, the function of the green belt is to limit urban sprawl and maintain the open character of areas around the Bristol and Bath built up areas, and nearby towns and villages. The policy is implemented by local planning authorities on the basis of guidance from central government. W

Climate activism[edit | edit source]

see: Visions

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

The city has several public parks. W

Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]

  • Chew Valley Plants Trees, "Co-ordinating the activity of tree planting in Chew Valley to build an ecological and social commonwealth for current and future generations", added 17:02, 16 August 2021 (UTC)

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

Bath: Hacked, joint council/community initiative bringing bright people and quality data together to do useful things for the community.

Community and voluntary action[edit | edit source]

Volunteer Centre Bath & North East Somerset

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Bath & West Community Energy

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Bath is on National Cycle Route 4, with one of Britain's first cycleways, the Bristol & Bath Railway Path, to the west, and an eastern route toward London on the canal towpath. W

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Alice Park Community Garden, Larkhall - Food group, Transition Bath

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

The city is connected to Bristol and the sea by the River Avon, navigable via locks by small boats. The Kennet and Avon Canal links it to the River Kennet at Newbury, and from there to Reading on the River Thames. W

Resources[edit | edit source]

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Visions[edit | edit source]

Living in a climate & ecological emergency
Author: Wild Labs, Mar 16, 2021

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

Bath: Hacked data store

Video for community action[edit | edit source]

News and comment[edit | edit source]


Dec 23 New climate emergency network launched to link schools across B&NES [1]

Events[edit | edit source]


Nov 3 - Bath Soup Project


September 27 - 28 Bath Green Homes, community project organised by Transition Bath, Bath Preservation Trust, and Bath & North East Somerset Council.

September 14 Bath Home Improvement Fair


External links[edit | edit source]

Bath, Somerset W

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