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Owls, Voles and Ants at the Tufa Field

The Eastern end of the Tufa Field contains one of the last patches of Rough Pasture in Bath. This special habitat contains long grasses and sedges that becomes host to many small mammals and insects. Rough Pasture is increasingly rare,… Continue Reading →

Urban Greenways

The plight of the Tufa Field, its  uncertain future and our now permanent change of attitude to the world around us brought about by Covid-19 requires that we pay much more attention to  our use of green spaces. Making these… Continue Reading →

Traffic survey in Englishcombe Lane – part 3

This is the third in a series of posts about traffic volumes and speeding in Englishcombe Lane. This time we focus on the survey analysis and the wider debate around 20mph zones. The dialogue with the Council continues and here… Continue Reading →

Plant a Tree for the Jubilee

Autumn is the traditional and best time to plant new trees. The soil is still relatively warm, the winter rains will ensure the plant doesn’t dry out, and natural dormancy allows roots to grow without stress. We are encouraged to… Continue Reading →

The Tufa Field- a new threat

It’s not just development that threatens the delicate balance of the Tufa Field’s existence. Now it is facing alien invasion. Non-native species are a persistent and pernicious threat to our green spaces. The local ecology does not have time to… Continue Reading →

Traffic Survey Englishcombe Lane, Part 2

*Update: The BANES results are now available. These show a close correlation with our results, confirming the conclusions of our survey, including both volumes and speed profiles. Following on from our survey in June, we have conducted a follow-up survey…. Continue Reading →

Traffic Survey – Englishcombe Lane

The Tufa Field is served by the road called Englishcombe Lane in Bath. Residents have long been concerned that any development of the Tufa Field for housing would lead to a decrease in safety for children attending the local Moorlands… Continue Reading →

The Tufa Field – What Next?

The decision by BANES to suspend development of the Tufa Field has been widely welcomed. The new Council leader has started the process of looking again at the uses for the the area, against a backdrop of financial and political… Continue Reading →

Council Leader’s U-turn

Despite declaring that the plans for the Tufa Field would not be pursued in his inauguration address, only 3 weeks ago,  Councillor Kevin Guy confirmed at today’s cabinet meeting that a new development plan is being considered that will once… Continue Reading →

Bath and North East Somerset Council Announcement

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Here is the announcement by Kevin Guy, the new Council leader, that the Tufa Field will not be lost to developers. A massive thank you to everyone who has supported us, every one of your voices counted. The biggest thanks… Continue Reading →

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