£24m for transport
A transport scheme aimed at cutting congestion and pollution across the west has netted £24 million in government cash.
The Whitehall funding makes up more than half the cost of the £41 million West of England Sustainable Transport (WEST) project, with the rest coming from councils and businesses.
Among the areas targeted for improvements in Bath include The Circus and the two university campuses.
There will also be continuing promotion and expansion of a freight scheme which aims to cut the number of large delivery vehicles entering the city centre.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
Students at the universities will benefit from additional cycle parking and bike loan schemes, while the project will work with the developers of the 2,100-home Bath Riverside scheme, Crest Nicholson, to provide new and improved pedestrian facilities, bus services and travel planning advice to residents.
The plan was drawn up in response to future housing and jobs growth putting increased pressure on a transport system which the WEST bid document said "…already suffers from chronic congestion because the development of transport infrastructure and services has not kept pace with economic development and expansion".
The Universal Yoga organisation, which is based in Camerton, hosted a flash mob yoga session in the SouthGate centre on Saturday morning.
Several of the teachers got down on their mats and practised their yoga while shoppers passed by.
Spokeswoman Charlotta Martinus said: "I wanted to raise awareness of what yoga is all about and give people a flavour of what they can expect in any class they might go to. It is becoming such a popular pastime, with a 25 per cent year-on-year rise and nearly half a million people practising in the UK alone."
Universal Yoga has also been chosen to represent yoga as a sport at the Olympic-themed Sulis Sound Track festival on July 21 at Bath Racecourse, and will be giving away prizes there.
The Bath Decorative Antiques Fair is under new management.
The annual three-day event has been organised by Bath dealer Robin Coleman for 23 years and was originally launched to promote the Bath and Bradford on Avon Antiques Dealers' Association.
It has now been acquired by Sue Ede, of Cooper Events, who runs fairs throughout the country.
The next fair will be at the Pavilion on March 7 to 9.
Mr Coleman said: "After 23 years of running the fair I have decided to hand the baton to Sue."
His business, Robin Coleman Antiques, will continue to exhibit at the event.