Keeping the environment hygienic and tidy

Sydney Buildings now has a new litter bin

Jan 2022

As those of us who have been litter-picking in the last two years can attest, the amount of rubbish left behind by people picnicking or walking on Bathwick Fields has grown enormously during that time. Several residents, via the SBHA committee and with the support of the National Trust, pushed for a litter bin to be installed by the gate from the Fields on to the southern end of our street. We are grateful to Councillor Yukteshwar Kumar for asking the Council to allocate money from his Ward Empowerment Fund for this.

While litter-picking the street on Monday, 20 December one resident found 1 rugby ball, 9 drink cans, 2 bottles, 1 bag of dog-poo and several masks. Of these the bottles, 2 cans and the bag of dog-poo were within a metre of the gate where the new litter bin has now been placed. We hope that the new bin will put a stop to this!

SBHA is keen to ensure that our immediate surroundings are kept in good order.

This includes our road, the canal path and Bathwick Fields.

Action has been taken to clear paths, steps and gullies

Jan 2022

In January a small group of volunteers cleared the pathway and steps leading down from the Canal to Pulteney Road.  This work also involved clipping the hedge-way.

Further work has also been done to clear the road gulley opposite houses 23-29.

We plan future working groups and the next will be during Keep Britain Tidy Fortnight   [March 22-April 5].

Volunteers are always welcome to join, normally for 1-2 hours maximum!

We will keep you informed of dates and times.

Collected rubbish
Team at work
Work in progress
Clear steps

Heritage Lampposts

Collaboration between Sydney Buildings residents and Bathnes Council culminated in the new LED lanterns being installed earlier this year.

The result is high quality low energy lighting, provided by replicas of the original electric lanterns in our street.

The project has been celebrated in this video:

Heritage LED Cast Crown Lantern

lantern video opening
Heritage Lantern


Sydney Buildings


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Sydney Buildings¬†is a road on the edge of Bath, which is a UN World Heritage Site. It follows a contour on the lower slopes of the hill leading up to the Bath University campus. Beside it is the Kennet and Avon Canal, connecting Bath to a national network of inland waterways. There are still reminders of the working days of the canal, but the road has always been predominantly residential. It is an easy walk to the Roman Baths, the Spa, Bath Abbey, Bath’s Georgian architectural treasures and most of the city’s sights and amenities. Like Australia’s biggest city, Sydney Buildings and a number of nearby roads and gardens are named after Thomas Townshend, Viscount Sydney, who was a British government minister (Home Secretary) under George III.

This website provides information about Sydney Buildings and the activities of the Sydney Buildings Householders’ Association.