Adopt a goat at Bath City Farm

January News in Bath

Nutrition award: Three Ways School Food Technology teacher, Rosalie Forde (pictured) has today been awarded a British Nutrition Foundation Education Award, recognising their dedication to food and nutrition education.
The British Nutrition Foundation Education Awards were first established to highlight food qualifications and recognise the achievements of top students – originally at GCSE and later at A-level (or equivalents). Unfortunately, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on examinations over the last two years, it hasn’t been possible to award students. However, in 2021, the Education Awards have been given to six outstanding teachers from across the UK who have consistently championed food and nutrition education.
Rosalie received the certificate, as well as £200 to support food education in her school. Well done from all at Bath Voice.

Book at the Bear: There’s an exhibition until 27 January at the Good Bear Café in Bear Flat featuring images and words from a new book, B is Two Bubbles by Jonathan Hope. The book is a take on the attractions of the city of Bath, and is a collaboration between local writer Jonathan Hope and Italian illustrator Riccardo Guasco. The book is on sale at the cafe.

Toilet news. A new Changing Places toilet and disability-compliant unisex toilet opened at the new community pavilion in Sydney Gardens last month.
The toilets are open from 7am until 6pm during the winter months and are managed by the council’s contractor Healthmatic.
There is a 20p charge to use the loo. which also has a contactless card reader.
The pavilion is being created on the site of the former park toilets and will be used in conjunction with the Gardeners Lodge to offer a space for the community, schools, art and health outreach programmes.

Adopt a Goat: If you’ve always wanted to have a farm animal like a goat or a pony then you can without having to do all the work. You can adopt any animal at Bath City Farm which helps to pay for their upkeep.
Adoption (not ownership) costs £10 for a duck, rabbit or chicken and costs £20 for a goat, pig, sheep or pony for a year.
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Fire death: On December 5th, in the early hours a woman died in a flat fire at Pera Road, Walcot, Bath. Avon Fire and Rescue said that crews from Bath, Hicks Gate and Kingswood responded to reports of a flat fire which was well alight – the woman was pronounced dead after rescuers using breathing apparatus tackled the fire.

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