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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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Footpath Consultation Closes on Friday

Posted by [email protected] on September 11, 2014 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Many thanks to everyone who has responded to our on-line consultation on the Footpath Project. We are closing the Consultation on Friday 12th September, but there is still time to have your say. Just go to the Projects page of this site.

Footpath Project On-line Consultation Launched

Posted by [email protected] on August 20, 2014 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (133)

We have now launched an on-line public consultation about our Footpath Project. We need as many reposnses as possible to show potential funders that Ashby is enthusiastic about a new footpath around the Bath Grounds.

For full details of the Project and to take part in the consultation please go to the Projects page of this website.

Confirmation of Houses Application Withdrawal but the Fight Goes On

Posted by [email protected] on August 7, 2014 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (88)

The District Council has now confirmed that Oakland Hotels have withdrawn their planning application to build 5 "villas" on the Bath Grounds. This is a great victory in our battle to defend and protect the Bath Grounds for the Ashby community and we thank all our supporters for their help in this achievement. You may well have seen the Ashby Times article published today.If not you can find a link on our "Campaign" page.

However we cannot afford to be complacent. ...

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Posted by [email protected] on August 6, 2014 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

We have just heard that the Planning Application to build 5 large houses on the Bath Grounds has been withdrawn. This has still to be confirmed by the District Council but we understand that Oakland Hotels have withdrawn their proposal due to the numerous objections, not least by the Friends of the Bath Grounds and all our supporters.

So thank you to everyone who joined the campaign and sent in a letter of objection or signed the petition.

However, we understand that Oakland ...

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Applications Not To Be Considered at August Meeting

Posted by [email protected] on August 3, 2014 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The Agenda for the August meeting of the North West Leicestershire Planning Committee has been published. It does NOT include the Bath Grounds Planning Applications. So the earliest they could now be considered is at the 2nd September.:D

Please Report Antisocial Behaviour on the Bath Grounds

Posted by [email protected] on July 15, 2014 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (108)

With the school holidays and long evenings upon us, we are seeing increasing levels of antisocial behaviour (ASB) on the Bath Grounds. This is intimidating to other Bath Grounds users and puts the Community off using the Bath Grounds for their legitimate pleasure and recreation. 

We reproduce below the text of a letter we sent this week to the District Council and the police regarding one such recent incident.

You can help enormously if you also repor...

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Quiz raises £90

Posted by [email protected] on July 10, 2014 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (14)

Many thanks to everyone who attended our fundraising quiz at the Plough on the Green in Ashby last Thursday night (3rd July). You helped us raise £90! This will help us continue the campaign against building on the Bath Grounds and help us develop our footpaths project.

Plannning Applications Delayed Again

Posted by [email protected] on July 1, 2014 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Planning Applications for the 5 houses on the Bath Grounds and the Royal Hotel extensions have both been delayed again for consideration by the District Council. We believe this is because there have been some major objections lodged by important consultees such as Sport England and English Heritage, as well as ourselves, and the developer is looking for ways to get them to change their minds.

The applications whill not now be consdered by the District Planning Committee u...

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Come along to our Fundraising Quiz Night

Posted by [email protected] on June 28, 2014 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (1796)

At the Plough on the Green, Ashby. Thursday 3rd July at 8:45 pm.

As many in a team as you like. £1 per person.




Posted by [email protected] on April 26, 2014 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (1580)

We have just heard that the Bath Grounds planning applications will NOT be considered at the May planning committee.  The next committee is on 10th June.  Watch this space for more updates.