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Quirky Bath

Pigs, chickens, goats and a fabulous view of the city – Bath City Farm marks 25 years as a community resource

One of Bath’s best kept secrets in high up on a hill overlooking the city where pigs and chickens scratch at the grass and cluck and snort in their pens.

It has been a quarter of a century since Bath City Farm opened. This autumn the farm marks 25 years since it opened when there were no animals, a play park or a volunteer cabin. It began with two shipping containers, a lot of passion and one big idea – to create a community farm that could transform lives.

The idea of a city farm for Bath goes back earlier than 1995 to a formation of an association to create a city farm in 1985. In 1990, a group of local residents finally took a lease on a piece of land left abandoned after a dairy farm ceased its operations.

Despite 2020 and its Covid-19 crisis the farm is a valuable resource for the city for more visit http://bathcityfarm.org.uk/

More news of Bath’s chic community in Bath Voice magazine – now out – or read online at https://issuu.com/bathvoice/docs/bath_1020_test_final?fbclid=IwAR0iMYxhQj-9Cgz9uz8x9HMDnFOS_uV485SZD9qV6MXL7a_UHQ2Fs74XzXQ

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The tree that defies all that’s wrong with urban development

The lone London Plane Tree standing guard at the end of Widcombe Parade in Bath, following the emasculation of the community when a row of houses was destroyed to create a road to ease traffic congestion is a reminder that communities come first.

Despite this wrong, Widcombe has seen a revival beginning with Widcombe Rising and with a community that sees a vibrant high street and a busy community centre.

More news of Bath’s chic community in Bath Voice magazine – now out – or read online at https://issuu.com/bathvoice/docs/bath_1020_test_final?fbclid=IwAR0iMYxhQj-9Cgz9uz8x9HMDnFOS_uV485SZD9qV6MXL7a_UHQ2Fs74XzXQ

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