Aiming to make a difference
A host of different activist groups wanting to make a difference in the city got together in one room at the weekend for an afternoon of talks and discussions.
The Bath People's Assembly, which grew out of the Occupy Bath protest in Queen Square, organised the Visions for Change: Inspiration for a Better Bath event on Saturday.
It was a chance for like- minded groups and societies to talk about their ideas and find out how they can help each other.
Twenty-three groups attended including the Friends of Longacre Hall, the Bath Oliver currency initiative, Transition Bath, Bath Anti-cuts Alliance and Green Vision, along with city branches of national and international organisations such as Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth.
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Assembly member Mike Williams said: "Quite early in our meetings we realised there were a lot of really active groups in Bath and the surrounding area campaigning and working for a better world.
"We thought, why don't we bring them all together for a day and put on a big event and have talks and stalls and give them a chance to get their message across and talk to each other?"
Sally Driver of Green Drinks, which meets monthly in the Rising Sun in Grove Street to socialise and talk about environmental issues, said it had been really helpful.
She said: "Quite a few people have taken away leaflets and had a chat.
"These kinds of events help publicise what we do."
Tom Youngman, of Green Vision, said: "It's great to see all the other things going on in Bath."
Pat Ryan, a member of Bath Anti-cuts Alliance, said: "We think it's very important to be able to work with lots of other organisations in Bath and we share a lot of the same values."
The assembly is an open, independent and democratic forum set up in December. Its next meeting will be held tonight from 7.15pm downstairs at the Friends' Meeting House in York Street.