Useful Information

Welcome to our neighbourhood! You will find plenty of useful information about our area and local services on this page. If you have any questions, please contact us on Information about waste and recycling collections is at the end of this section!

Local Council

Bath & NE Somerset Council T 01225 477000
For enquiries about bus passes, cleansing, highways, libraries, parks, planning, recycling, refuse, street lighting or public transport and reporting incidents like fly tipping or potholes in roads, visit or call Council Connect One Stop Shop in Manvers Street T 01225 394041 E

Emergencies or dangerous incidents (outside office hours) T 01225 477477

Other departments with direct numbers (see telephone directory for full list) include:


BANES Councillors for the Widcombe Ward:
Ian Gilchrist (Lib Dem) T 01225 334775 E

Jasper Becker (Con) T 07748673632 E

Member of Parliament:
Wera Hobhouse (Lib) T 01225 316316 E

Twitter @bathnesLD

Members of European Parliament:
6 MEPs represent all of SW England: T 020 7227 4300


NHS for B&NES Primary Care Trust T 01225 831800

Medical Practices

Number 18 Surgery, 18 Upper Oldfield Park T 01225 427402
Widcombe Surgery, 3 Widcombe Parade T 01225 310883


Widcombe Pharmacy, 4A Widcombe Parade T 01225 447924
Wellsway Pharmacy (Bear Flat) 2 Hayes Place T 01225 427456

Dental Practices

Widcombe Dental Practice 4 Sussex Place T 01225 317681
Widcombe Dental Solutions 15 Widcombe Parade T 01225 311451
Lyndhurst Dental Practice 16a Upper Oldfield Park T 01225 422125

EMERGENCY SERVICES T 999 for Police, Ambulance or Fire emergencies

Police non-emergencies T 101
Local Community Support Officer T 07500950604
Bath City South Neighbourhood Police Beat Manager – Constable Martyn Bridges
Avon Fire & Rescue Service T 0117 926 2061
Royal United Hospital Bath A & E Dept T 01225 825550
RUH switchboard T 01225 428331

Post Offices

Moorland Road – McColl’s Moorland Road T 01225 460398

Mail Delivery

Bath Sorting & Mail Collection Office is at Railway Place (near the railway station)
Royal Mail Customer Services T 08457 740 740 General enquiries T 0845 602 0167


Gas: Wales & West Utilities
Emergencies T 0800 111 999 Enquiries T 0800 912 2999

Electricity: Western Power Distribution
Power cut T 0800 6783 105

Water & Sewage: Wessex Water
Enquiries T 0345 600 4600


First Great Western trains T 03457 000 125
First West of England Bus T 0845 602 0156
National Express buses T 08717 818718
Bristol Airport General Enquiries T 0871 334 4444

Traveline T 0871 200 2233

Neighbouring Community Groups

Widcombe Association:
Alexandra Park Friends:
Bear Flat Association:

Recycling and household waste disposal – until Autumn 2017

COLLECTIONS from all dwellings in our part of Bath are on FRIDAYS

If you’re not sure when your collection will be or what is recyclable the following link will take you to the Council’s waste disposal page:

Here’s a summary of how materials must be presented for collection:


  • Lockable food recycling bin (large) and/or kitchen caddy (small) for all cooked and uncooked foodstuffs in plastic bags, compostable liners (£) or wrapped in newspaper.

Weekly RECYCLING (non-food materials)

  • Green box for plastics, papers, glass, cans, batteries, clothes, etc
  • Blue bag for cardboard, brown paper, food & drinks cartons


  • Paper sacks (£ from B&NES) for green waste that can be composted


  • Black plastic sacks for non-recyclable materials ONLY

Special arrangements are made for recyclable and waste materials from commercial/retail properties, particularly large quantities of food wastes and packaging.

Residential Properties

For most (see below) residents all containers must be placed at the edge of your property by 7 am on Friday morning.

  • For Alton Place, Calton Gardens, Holloway, St Marks Gardens and nos. 5-11 Calton Walk all containers must be placed at the FRONT of the properties
  • For nos. 12-39 Calton Walk all recycling containers must be placed at the FRONT of the properties and ONLY rubbish (black sacks) at the REAR in the passageway.
  • For St Marks Road: all containers/bags must be placed at the front of the properties.
  • For 1–9 Calton Road: all containers/bags must be placed at the rear of the properties (accessible from Alexandra Road).
  • For 142-145 Calton Road: all containers/bags must be placed so they are accessible from Calton Road.
  • For 1-32 Alexandra Road: all containers/bags must be placed at the front of the properties.
  • For 40-49 Alexandra Road: all containers/bags must be placed on the Alexandra Road side of the properties.
  • For lower Wells Road: all containers/bags must be placed at the front of the properties.
  • For St Mary’s Buildings: all containers/bags must be placed at the front of the properties.

From autumn 2017 there will be significant changes to waste collection services:

  • All residents will be provided with either a black wheelie bin or a gull-proof sack for non-recyclable rubbish only and this will be collected FORTNIGHTLY.
  • All recycling collections will stay the same as they are now (weekly except for garden waste).
  • The day of collection may change.

Further information will be issued by B&NES nearer the time.


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