Bath Guide 2017
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, things to do in Bath 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|
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|
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 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 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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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.
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
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.
- 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.
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
Discover Bath for yourself
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