Stadium for Bath

Stadium for Bath

Published: August 13, 2019

PERA has commented on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Scoping Report submitted by Arena 1865 to BANES in relation to the proposed New Stadium at the Rec. This is an important document for ensuring that a full and proper assessment is made of the environmental impact of the proposed development on an exceptional place within the City of Bath’s World Heritage Site. 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

Clean Air Zone

Clean Air Zone

Published: March 6, 2019

On 5 March BANES cabinet approved final proposals for the Clean Air Zone to be sent to DEFRA for consideration. The key points are: –  Cars will be exempt from the CAZ charge (Class C CAZ). –  The CAZ has been extended to include Pulteney Estate and Sydney Gardens. It is envisaged there will be … 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

PERA Social Events 2019

PERA Social Events 2019

Published: February 1, 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

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…

Overthrows

Overthrows

Published: May 6, 2018

The replacement of the original overthrows on the Pulteney Estates has been a labour of love by local residents for the past few years. PERA, working with the Council, Heritage England and Bath Preservation Trust coordinates the replacement of overthrows to houses that don’t have them.

Avon Flooding

Avon Flooding

Published: April 24, 2018

The PERA area lies on the Avon floodplain and has been subject to flooding in the past. The area has not flooded since the completion of the Bath Flood Protection Scheme in 1974. There is a great deal of information available via the links shown below, some of which needs careful interpretation. Members of the … Read More