For a medium sized city, Bath is unusual for the number of people who choose to live in the heart of the city. They are drawn there by the unique architecture, the vibrant mix of culture and commerce and the easy access to the beauty of the surrounding countryside.
However, those who live here also experience the problems of the modern city:
• the gull nuisance
• poor traffic management
• poorly designed street furniture
• street cleaning services being overwhelmed by the increase in street fouling
• illegal begging and street drinking
• Anti-social behaviour fuelled by binge drinking
• Late night noise from nightclubs
• Air pollution
In cities such as Bath where the local authority is remote and there is no city based democratic structure residents' associations play a vital role in bridging the gap between city residents and officialdom.
Bath and North East Somerset is a sizeable and largely rural local authority which stretches from the borders of Wiltshire to the suburbs of Bristol; there are no Parish Councils in urban areas and it is easy for those living in city wards to feel their interests are being neglected.
TARA is a trading name of The Abbey Residents' Association Limited
Company Number: 08986657
TARA is a member of the City Centre Action Group
TARA is not a member of nor is it affiliated to any other organisation or residents group