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Dentons has been providing local information and business listings since 1967. Below is a list of useful contact details for a range of services in Bath, BANES and the surrounding area. This includes information on council services, education, transport, health, recycling, emergency services and a student guide.

  • Council Office Services

    Bath & North East Somerset Council provides a range of services for the residents of Bath and the surrounding area including education and social care.

    Collections for recycling and rubbish 01225 394041 Waste Services, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Riverside Temple Street, Keynsham BS31 1LA
    Council Tax 01225 477777 Council Tax, Bath & North East Somerset Council, PO Box 2797, Bath BA1 1WF
    Parking Fines 01225 477133 Parking Services, Bath and North East Somerset Council, PO Box 122, Bristol BS31 9AE
    A-Z of Services visit website

    Education

    Schooling can be a difficult time for parents and pupils. Below are some useful numbers to help combat potential issues that may arise for both pupils and parents during a child’s time at school.

    Admission to Schools 01225 394312 School Admissions and Transport Service, PO Box 25, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham BS31 IDN
    Bullying – children and young people 0800 073 1214 Family Information Service, Riverside, Keynsham BS31 1LA
    Home to School Transport Establishments: A-P 01225 394380 Passenger Transport Services, Floor 1, Riverside Temple Street, Keynsham BS31 1LA
    Home to School Transport Establishments: Q-Z: 01225 394370 Passenger Transport Services, Floor 1, Riverside Temple Street, Keynsham BS31 1LA
    More Information visit website

    Register Offices

    Bath and the surrounding areas have the most stunning scenery, making its register offices in the area the ideal location to host a marriage or civil partnership.

    Bath & North East Somerset Register Office 01225 477234 or visit website The Guildhall, High Street, Bath BA1 5AW
    Midsomer Norton Register Office 01225 477234 or visit website The Hollies, High Street, Midsomer Norton BA3 2DT

    Emergency Services

    Emergency services in Bath are well organised and extremely responsive. Contact information for the main emergency services in the Bath and North East Somerset area is listed below:

    Emergency Services emergency 999 or non-emergency 101 Localised national response
    Avon and Somerset Constabulary 101 or visit website Bath & North East Somerset
    Bath Police Station 0845 456 7000 or 101 Manvers Street, Bath BA1 1JN
    Avon Fire & Rescue Service 0117 926 2061 or 101 Headquarters, Temple Back, Bristol BS1 6EU
    Bath Fire Station 101 or visit website Cleveland Bridge, Bath BA2 6PU
    South Western Ambulance Service 01392 261500 Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY

    Hospitals

    Hospitals in Bath receive great reviews with one of Bath’s NHS hospitals, the Royal United Hospital, highly regarded scoring 3.5 out of 5 in ratings. For an alternative hospital experience, CircleBath would be a great choice with this hospital being praised for its clinical excellence and five-star hospitality.

    CircleBath 01761 422222 or visit website Foxcote Avenue, Peasedown St. John, Bath BA2 8SF
    Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases 01225 465941 or visit website Upper Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1RL
    Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust 01225 428331 or visit website Combe Park, Bath BA1 3NG

    NHS Services

    There are a fantastic range of NHS services available to residents of Bath and the surrounding areas. Whatever the problem, be it a broken tooth or a broken leg, specialists are on hand.

    Child Health visit website or search on Dentons.net
    Complementary Medicines visit website or search on Dentons.net
    Dentists visit website or search on Dentons.net
    Diabetes Services visit website or search on Dentons.net
    Doctors Surgeries visit website or search on Dentons.net
    Mental Health Services visit website or search on Dentons.net
    Optical Services visit website or search on Dentons.net
    Pharmacy Services visit website or search on Dentons.net
    Sexual Health Services visit website or search on Dentons.net

    Social Services – Children, Young People and Families

    The Children and Young People’s Specialist Service comprises the Children’s Social Work services (including child protection; disabled children and children in need; children and young people in care; fostering and adoption) and leads on safeguarding children’s issues for the Council.

    Adoption and Fostering 01225 394949 Family Placement Team, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham BS31 1DN
    Child Protection 01225 396312 or 01225 396313 Children and Families Assessment and Intervention Team, PO Box 25, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham BS31 1DN
    Children in Care 01225 396930 Riverside, PO Box 25, Temple Street, Keynsham BS31 1LA
    More visit website

    Adult Social Care and Health

    The Bath and North East Somerset council has a number of teams and specialists in place, to support adults and the elderly through any difficulties they have.

    Adults with Learning Disabilities 01225 396512 Adult Care & Commissioning, PO Box 3343, Bath BA1 2ZH
    Older People – Carers 01225 396000 Adult Care & Commissioning, PO Box 3343, Bath BA1 2ZH
    Drug & Alcohol Team 01225 477971 Bath & North East Somerset Council, St Martins Hospital, Clara Cross Lane, Bath BA2 5RP
    Supporting People and Communities 01225 477000 Supporting People, PO Box 3343, Bath BA1 2ZH
    More visit website

    Post Offices

    The popularity of sending a letter may be decreasing but in and around Bath, there are many post offices to buy a stamp, send a letter, purchase a rod fishing license or exchange money for a trip abroad.

    The Post Office 0345 611 2970 or visit website Localised national response
    Bath Post Office 0845 722 3344 27 Northgate Street, Bath BA1 1AJ
    Bath Bear Flat Post Office 01225 312147 Within JCR News, 6 Wellsway, Bath BA2 3AQ
    Bath Larkhall Post Office 01225 445550 Within JCR News, Larkhall, Bath BA1 6RS
    Bath Lower Weston Post Office 01225 421454 41 Newbridge Road, Bath BA1 3HF
    Bath University Post Office 01225 789557 Univeristy of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
    Bath Wedgewood Road Post Office 01225 423343 41 Wedgewood Road, Bath BA2 1NT
    Bath Weston Post Office 01225 423083 12 Brookside House, Weston Bath BA1 4BY
    Bathampton Post Office 01225 460119 21/23 Holcombe Lane, Bath BA2 6UL
    Batheaston Post Office 01225 858307 London Road East, Batheaston BA1 7NB
    Box Post Office 01225 743455 London Road, Box SN13 8NA
    Bradford Road Post Office 0845 722 3344 83 Bradford Road, Bath BA2 5BP
    Colerne Post Office 01225 742436 20 High Street, Colerne SN14 8DD
    Corston Post Office 01225 873822 Corston Lane, Corston BA2 9AH
    Freshford Post Office 01225 723256 The Galleries Shop, Freshford, Bath BA2 7UR
    Hinton Charterhouse Post Office 01225 723367 High Street, Hinton Charterhouse BA2 7SN
    Marshfield Post Office 01225 892032 22 High Street, Marshfield SN14 8LP
    Odd Down Post Office 01225 832021 59 Frome Road, Odd Down, Bath BA2 2PW
    Peasedown St John Post Office 01761 432295 45 Bath Road, Peasedown St John BA2 8DH
    Timsbury Post Office 01761 470473 High Street, Timsbury, Bath BA2 0HT
    Twerton On Avon Post Office 01225 471077 Within Spar, Twerton On Avon, Bath BA2 1DB

    Leisure Centres and Sports Facilities

    Bath is a city famed for sport. Team Bath’s success and the facilities at the University of Bath have put the City on the map. Such facilities are open to the public so if you fancy a workout, pop over to the University of Bath or any of the other great sports centres around the city.

    Bath Approach Golf Course 01225 331162 or visit website Weston Road, Bath BA1 2DS
    Bath Pavilion 01225 408902 or visit website North Parade Road, Bath BA2 4EU
    Bath Sports & Leisure Centre 01225 408905 or visit website North Parade Road, Bath BA2 4ET
    Culverhay Sports Centre 01225 480882 or visit website Rush Hill, Bath BA2 2QL
    Entry Hill Golf Course 01225834248 or visit website Entry Hill, Bath BA2 5NA
    Team Bath Sports Training Village 01225 386339 or visit website University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY

    Transport

    Bath Spa railway station and the city’s bus station are well staffed with helpful, friendly personnel who are more than happy to provide all the information and assistance you require for an enjoyable and safe trip. The bus station is a short distance from the railway station making it very easy for residents and visitors to travel in and around the city.

    Rail Enquiries visit website Search national network
    Bath Spa Railway Station 0845 700 0125 Dorchester Street, Bath BA1 1SU
    Freshford Railway Station 0845 700 0125 Station Road, Freshford, BathBA2 7WQ
    Oldfield Park Railway Station 0845 700 0125 Brook Road, Twerton, Bath BA2 3RS
    Temple Meads Railway Station 0845 700 0125 Approach Road, Bristol BS1 6QF
    Bath Bus Station 0845 606 4446 1 Dorchester St, Bath BA1 1SS
    Bus Timetables visit website

    Housing for Homeless People

    The city of Bath provides good housing and support services for the homeless. Below are two locations where shelter is available for homeless people.

    Housing Advice 01225 396296 or visit website Adult Social Services and Housing, PO Box 3343, Bath BA1 2ZH
    Julian House Nightshelter 01225 311991 or visit website Manvers Street, Bath BA1 1JW
    St Mungo's 01225 427644 or visit website Mulberry House Mews, Weston Park, Bath BA1 2XD

    Citizens Advice

    For anyone facing money, legal, housing or benefit issues the Citizens Advice Bureau offers free, confidential and impartial advice.

    Citizens Advice Bureau 0844 375 2775 or visit website Nationwide
    Bath Bureau 0844 848 7919 or visit website 2 Edgar Buildings, George Street, Bath BA1 2EE

    Chamber of Commerce

    The Chamber represents the interests of the Bath business community by engaging in vital debates about both current issues and future developments in the City.

    Bath Chamber of Commerce 01225 460655 or visit website 10 Palace Yard Mews, Bath BA1 2NH

    Coroner

    A coroner’s role is to establish, normally by post-mortem, whether a death is natural or unnatural in the eyes of the law. If the death is unnatural, further investigations might be undertaken with a view to presenting a case to be heard before a coroner at an inquest.

    Avon Coroner 01275 461920 or visit website Coroners Court, Old Weston Road, Flax Bourton BS48 1UL

  • Directory Information

    Our Bath dentons directory (47th edition) is currently delivered to over 69,000 business and residential addresses in and around the Bath area. The Bath distribution area includes the localities of Bathford, Combe Down, Lansdown, Peasedown St. John, Swainswick, Twerton and Weston. For more information on our directories, please click here.

    About Bath – A World Heritage Site

    Royal Crescent, Bath

    About Bath – A World Heritage Site

    The city of Bath, situated in the south west of England and the beautiful countryside which surrounds it, has been described as one of England’s most beautiful places to visit. With its hot springs, Roman Baths, splendid abbey and Georgian stone crescents, Bath has continued to attract visitors for centuries. Set in rolling Somerset countryside just over 100 miles west of London, Bath is a fabulous and unforgettable place to visit and it is twinned with the towns of Aix-en-Provence in France, Alkmaar in The Netherlands, Braunschweig in Germany and Kaposvàr in Hungary.The city has a variety of theatres, museums and other cultural and sporting venues, which have helped to make it a major centre for tourism, with over 1 million staying visitors and 3.8 million day visitors to the city each year. The city has two universities and several schools and colleges. There is a large service sector, a growing information and communication technology industry and strong creative industries which provide employment for the population of Bath and the surrounding area.

    History

    Roman spas at Bath

    Roman spas at Bath

    • Bath (Aquae Sulis) was part of Roman England (Britannia Province) and its river, the Avon, was originally integrated into the Roman system of border defence. The baths were constructed as part of the first temple, which was dedicated to Sulis, the local goddess whom the Romans identified as Minerva. From 411AD, which marked the end of the Roman rule, until the 9th century, the site was abandoned.
    • Bath was a centre for the wool industry in the Middle Ages.
    • From 1147, it also served as a hospital centre for those suffering from rheumatism.
    • Bath was also known for its religious importance and served as the Episcopal Seat between 1091 and 1206.
    • In the 18th century, under the reign of George III, the forgotten baths were rediscovered. During the same century, the city experienced major architectural and planning developments.
    • Today, Bath remains a centre that is known for its hot springs.

    Facts

    • Bath Rugby Club

      Population – 83,992 (2001)

    • Unitary Authority – Bath and North East Somerset Council
    • Major Industries – Tourism; Retail; Communication Technologies; Creative Media
    • Post Town – BATH
    • Postcode District – BA1 & BA2
    • Dialling Code – 01225
    • Police – Avon and Somerset Constabulary
    • Fire – Avon Fire and Rescue Service
    • Ambulance – Great Western Ambulance Service
    • Aviva Premiership Rugby – Bath RFC

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