Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Published: March 18, 2020

This is a worrying time for all of us but especially for our older members. With the potential plans for people over 70 to be asked to stay at home for up to four months whether they feel unwell or not, we think that it is important that we make plans now to reassure those … Read More

Stadium for Bath

Stadium for Bath

Published: February 17, 2020

17 February 2020 – Temporary planning applications Bath Rugby were granted temporary planning consents in 2015. In summary these increased the height and capacity of the East, West, and South Stands to what they are currently. This January we became aware that Bath Rugby had filed three new planning applications: 20/00135/VAR, 20/00136/VAR and 20/00137/VAR. Although … Read More

PERA Social Events 2020

PERA Social Events 2020

Published: December 11, 2019

One of our key objectives is to make our community a friendly and sociable place to live by bringing people together and supporting local groups and events. Talking with members we found that being in the city centre there are lots of groups and activities that people already attend. Rather than replicating some of these, … Read More

Clean Air Zone

Clean Air Zone

Published: October 21, 2019

The second consultation on the Bath Clean Air Zone has now closed.  PERA’s response can be found here. B&NES will now be compiling the Full Business Case for submission to Defra and DoT in December 2019, with the installation of ANPR cameras and signage due to start in January 2020.  The CAZ is scheduled to … Read More

Sutton Street planning application

Sutton Street planning application

Published: October 5, 2019

We would like to update residents on the proposed development of  three dwellings at the rear of 33-35 Great Pulteney Street. The site is currently used as a car park, is bounded by Sutton Street and Henrietta Mews, and is opposite Daniel Street. PERA has submitted a detailed objection to the proposed development arguing that it … Read More

Award winners!

Award winners!

Published: October 5, 2019

We are very proud to report that the reinstatement of overthrow lighting at the front of properties on Great Pulteney Street has won an award at the Georgian Group’s Architectural Awards 2019. Together with the conservation and restoration of historic  street signs across Bath, the overthrow lighting jointly won the Streetscape Initiative award. With the … Read More

Friends of Sydney Gardens

Friends of Sydney Gardens

Published: August 13, 2019

FoSG came into existence in November 2013 when BANES first planned to apply for Heritage Lottery Funding. Although the first application did not proceed, we fully supported the Heritage Lottery bid in 2018 and were delighted when Sydney Gardens was awarded Heritage Lottery Funding of £2.7m.  The planned upgrade to Sydney Gardens that the funding will … Read More

Old St Mary’s Churchyard

Old St Mary’s Churchyard

Published: August 13, 2019

Since PERA merged with Henrietta Park RA in 2017, St Mary’s Churchyard has fallen in PERA’s area.  It has graves from the first half of the 19thcentury: some of Bathwick’s wealthy residents, tradesmen, visitors, & even some servants. The ruined mortuary chapel is by John Pinch the Elder who is buried next to it. After … Read More

Senior Friends Group

Senior Friends Group

Published: March 6, 2019

The Senior Friends Group is an elderly group living in the neighbourhood who meet monthly to get to know each other, relax and enjoy listening to interesting speakers. There are also occasional quizzes, lunches at local restaurants and outings. They meet on the last Friday of every month at 2.30pm in the Edwardian Cricket Pavilion … Read More

Laura Place proposal

Laura Place proposal

Published: June 6, 2018

An exciting idea has been put forward by local Architect Erica Timothy to redesign the fountain and create a more Piazza like feel to the area…