Open Event today is HAPPENING

Transition Larkhall warmly welcomes all those who wish to attend the Open Meeting “Thinking differently about travel in Bath” at the New Oriel Hall today Saturday 3rd March.

First Bus is planning on running some services today:

I have looked at the thermometer and it says 1 degree, so the ice and snow are thawing.

The event will start at 9.30.  Please bring a change of shoes.

Best wishes Joanna

Open Forum: Thinking differently about travel in and around Bath

Transition Larkhall is organising an Open Meeting: “Thinking differently about travel in and around Bath”

:we want your ideas about transport in Bath:

Wera Hobhouse MP and other political and campaign groups will be present to join the discussion about the future of travel in and around Bath.

at the New Oriel Hall on the 3rd March 2018 from 9.30am to 2pm .

Wera Hobhouse MP will be present to hear what all constituents have to say. A professional facilitator will lead the discussion, focused on the idea of “Thinking differently about travel in and around Bath”, instead of thinking up solutions, lets go back to first principals, who is moving around and why are they moving that way, how do you travel, and how would you like to travel, around Bath? Help create a transport vision for Bath.

The event is free and open to all members of the public. Booking is essential as numbers of places are limited. Please RSVP if you would like to attend. Please send your details to Joanna Wright at or to



Wera Hobhouse to speak in Larkhall

MP Wera Hobhouse is coming to New Oriel Hall….

Bath’s newly elected MP Wera Hobhouse will be coming to Larkhall at the invitation of Transition Larkhall to talk to residents about local traffic problems and their consequences for air and noise pollution. Wera will be sharing her thoughts on relevant policy solutions.

Transition Larkhall is currently engaged in several projects related to local traffic problems such as air pollution, school-run traffic and safety for pedestrians and cyclists. Wera has indicated that such subjects are amongst her priority issues so it should be interesting to hear her views.

To hear Wera’s ideas and put your own views and questions come along at

7.30pm on 20th October, New Oriel Hall.

Community Matters at the Guildhall, Bath

On Thursday 21st September 2017 Dr Ian Walker and Joanna Wright spoke to a packed audience about the research Transition Larkhall has conducted in the last 18 months, in conjunction with the University of Bath and the South West Foundation on the question “How do parents take their children to school and why do they choose to travel that way”.  If you would like information about this research please see attached report for full details.


Above image of 1000 toy cars illustrating the number of vehicles that travel down Deadmill Lane between 7am and 10am on a school morning when all schools state and private are at school.

To see a short film made by Shannen Twomey from Bath Spa Uni see

Charlcombe Toad Rescue Group

Common toads are declining in the UK. Thousands are killed crossing roads each spring as they make their way to breeding grounds that they have used for generations.

Can YOU spare some time to help local toads, frogs and newts cross a road? Volunteers are needed by Charlcombe Toad Rescue Group to patrol Charlcombe Lane in Bath every evening from 13 February to 27 March 2017 when the road will be closed to through traffic for the amphibian migration. Access for residents, visitors and services is not affected.

All you’ll need is warm/waterproof clothing, and ideally a torch and bucket, although we can lend these. Hi vis clothing and free insurance is also provided. You can take part as little or as often as you like, although being available at short notice is desirable.

You need to be physically fit, and be prepared to work in dark wet conditions. There is significant uphill and downhill walking involved, often at a fast pace, on a paved surface. You also need to be prepared to handle amphibians and keep accurate records as results are collated and sent to Bristol Records Office and Froglife who collect data from around the UK to identify how populations are surviving. Training will be provided around this, and patrollers always go out with at least one other person. You will need your own transport to get to and from Charlcombe Lane, if you do not live locally.

We start at dusk and patrol for at least an hour or two – presence is needed every night, even if no amphibians are visible.

This role is not suitable for children under 14, and children over 14 would need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.


Helen Hobbs, Volunteer Coordinator

Charlcombe Toad Rescue Group