Widcombe Welcomes Christmas

A5 Christmas final HRnewFollowing the success of the Widcombe Parade Street Party in June, the Widcombe Welcomes Christmas social event will be held on Thursday December 3rd 6-8pm. Join us on Widcombe Parade for music and entertainment and lots of other goodies.

Performers include: The St Matts Band, Natural Young Peoples Company, the Widcombe Choir, The Bellini Girls and Bath Vintage Brass.

And don’t miss the Grand Christmas Raffle at 7.00pm. See you all there!

This event is organised by the Widcombe Association.

New Pedestrian Crossing

newcrossingOur new pedestrian crossing is the latest development on the Rossiter Road Scheme. Improved pedestrian access from central Bath to Widcombe Parade, St Mark’s Road and Lyncombe Hill with both stairs and ramp this provides a safer and more convenient way for visitors and residents of Widcombe West to enjoy our neighbourhood.

The road works continue however. Further information about the “Vision for Widcombe”/Rossiter Road changes can be found on the Widcombe Association website.

Widcombe Parade Street Party 2015

WAprog_frontThe Widcombe Parade Street Party was held on the 7th of June to celebrate the beginning of a new era for Widcombe Parade, Bath. Finally free from the noise, pollution and inconvenience of through traffic!  The party was organised by and for the community, but we warmly welcomed about 8000 visitors from other parts of Bath and beyond to come and celebrate with us.

The street part was a huge success. We enjoyed food and drink from our pubs, restaurants and cafes; live music and entertainment on three stages, with contributions from our schools, community groups and choirs, as well as our city’s best buskers and bands of all musical genres; games, competitions, raffle, street theatre and exhibitions, in fact plenty for all the family to enjoy. £1,500 was raised for Action on Hearing Loss and £1,100 raised for Widcombe Junior School’s Great Hall Project.

The street party was sponsored by The Widcombe Association well as several other local businesses such as Bath Honda, Wessex Water, Mayden and Pritchards.