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Friends of Ashby Bath Grounds

News Articles

News Articles

Check here regularly to see the latest news on the Bath Grounds. To download our regular Newlsetters please see the separate Newsletter page.

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Bath Grounds Receive Green Flag Award

Posted by [email protected] on October 24, 2020 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (11)

Ashby Town Council have announced success in their bid for Green Flag status for the Bath Grounds. The Friends of Ashby Bath Grounds congratulate the council on this achievement and look forward to continuing to work with the council to further improve maintenance standards and facilities in the park. In order to acheive this award, the Town Council has developed a Maintenance Schedule for the Grounds which provides a template for the upkeep of the park. This Schedule was shared with the Frie...

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Royal Hotel Car Park Update.

Posted by [email protected] on April 28, 2020 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (145)

The Royal Hotel car park, which was closed to public use last year, is currently being used as a depot for the contractors laying a new gas main along Tamworth Road. Unfortunately, this is not counted as a change of use and does not require new planning permission. We understand that they are permitted to work on the site between 7:30am and 6:30pm.

Here is the full text of a communication from the Ditrsict Council explaining the planning position.

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Ashby Town Council resolves not to surrender Bath Grounds lease

Posted by [email protected] on April 26, 2019 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Great news! On 10th September 2018, Ashby Town Council voted unanimously to "enter into a dialogue with Oakland Hotels to acquire the freehold of the Bath Grounds in its entirety and to make it clear to the land owner that the TC will not surrender the lease to the Bath Grounds either fully or partially now or in the future and also on expiry of the current lease the TC will pursue a renewal of the lease for a similar length of time as the current lease provides". This is a great start to our...

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NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN APPROVED AT REFERENDUM

Posted by [email protected] on November 27, 2018 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Ashby's electorate passed the Neighbourhood Plan with a 92% "Yes" vote  in the referendum held on Thursday 22 November 2018. The article below gives the background to the Neighbourhood Plan and explains its significance in boosting the planning protection for the Bath Grounds and Ashby's other green spaces.

The full result was;

YES - 2246 (92% of votes cast)

NO -  183

The turnout was 22%. 

The plan still has to be formally "made" by North West Leic...

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Support Ashby Neighbourhood Plan in Referendum

Posted by [email protected] on October 25, 2018 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (2565)

On Thursday 22nd November, residents of Ashby will have the opportunity to vote in a local referendum on Ashby’s Neighbourhood Plan. The Friends of Ashby Bath Grounds are encouraging everyone interested in protecting the Bath Grounds and other green spaces in the town to turn out and vote in favour of adopting the plan. Committee member Dave Bigby said, “A high turn-out and strong vote for the Ashby’s Neighbourhood Plan is particularly important at a time when our Bath Groun...

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New proposal for houses on the Bath Grounds - 2018

Posted by [email protected] on June 15, 2018 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (48)

We hear there are new plans a foot to build houses on the Bath Grounds. Keep an eye on our facebook, twitter and website page and invite your facebook friends to follow our page. We will post more information very soon

March 2016 - PRIDE Campaign News

Posted by [email protected] on March 5, 2016 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The "Pride in our Bath Grounds" campaign was launched in July 2015.


The campaign has focussed  on three areas;

1. Dog mess - "bag it, bin it"

2. Litter - "bin it, take it home"

3. Unwanted behaviour - "not welcome here"


We have been working with; Ruth Mulvany (District Council), Matt Longley (Chairman of The Cricket Club), Mark Arjoo (Leicestershire Police), Jack Fargher (Clerk, Town Council) and, of course, the...

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Santa Fun Run 29th November

Posted by [email protected] on October 15, 2015 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (621)

The Rotary Club of Ashby de la Zouch Castle are putting on a Santa Fun Run & Walk starting and finishing on the Bath Grounds on Sunday 29th November. It consists of a 3km run or walk around Ashby de la Zouch dressed as Santa!

 


The main beneficiary of the event will be Hospice Ho...

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Footpath and Heritage Trail Project wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Posted by [email protected] on September 16, 2015 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (323)

We are please to confirm that the Friends of Ashby Bath Grounds in partnership with Ashby de la Zouch Town Council have received £44,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project led by volunteers to create all weather footpaths and a heritage trail around Ashby Bath Grounds. The HLF funding, together with £20,000 previously awarded by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC), means that the Friends of Ashby Bath Grounds have now raised the full £65...

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Heritage Lottery Fund Project Application submitted

Posted by [email protected] on June 10, 2015 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (128)

On the 28th May 2015 we submitted our bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Project Title is "Ashby Bath Grounds - Improved Accessibility and Community Heritage Project." The Project is designed to raise the match funding required to complement the NWLDC £20,000 awarded last year towards the Bath Grounds Footpath between the South Street and Prior Park Rd entrances, but also includes many Community Heritage Educational activities to be undertaken in around the Bath Grounds over an 1...

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