Useful Numbers for Bath and Surrounding Areas

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 and emergency services.

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 rubbish01225 394041 or visit websiteBath & North East Somerset Council, Riverside Temple Street, Keynsham BS31 1LA
Council Tax01225 477777 or visit websiteBath & North East Somerset Council, PO Box 2797, Bath BA1 1WF
Parking Fines01225 477133 or visit websiteBath and North East Somerset Council, PO Box 122, Bristol BS31 9AE
A-Z of Servicesvisit 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 Schools01225 394312 or visit websiteSchool Admissions and Transport Unit, Lewis House, Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JG.
Bullying – children and young people01225 394240 or visit websiteSchool Improvement & Achievement Service, Lewis House, Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JG
Home to School TransportSchools: A-P 01225 394380 or visit websitePassenger Transport Services, Floor 1, Riverside Temple Street, Keynsham BS31 1LA
Home to School TransportSchools: Q-Z: 01225 394370 or visit websitePassenger Transport Services, Floor 1, Riverside Temple Street, Keynsham BS31 1LA
More Informationvisit 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 Office01225 477234 or visit website The Guildhall, High Street, Bath BA1 5AW
Midsomer Norton Register Office01225 477234 or visit websiteThe 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 ServicesEmergency: 999
Non-Emergency: 101
Localised national response
Avon and Somerset Constabularyvisit websitePolice & Fire Headquarters, Valley Rd, Bristol BS20 8QJ
Bath Police Stationvisit websiteOne Stop Shop, 3-4 Manvers Street, BA1 1JQ
Avon Fire & Rescue Service0117 926 2061 or visit websitePolice & Fire Headquarters, Valley Rd, Bristol BS20 8QJ
Bath Fire Station101 or visit websiteBath Fire Station, Cleveland Bridge, Bath BA2 6PU
South Western Ambulance Service01392 261500 or visit websiteAbbey 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 websiteFoxcote Avenue, Peasedown St. John, Bath BA2 8SF
Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases01225 465941 or visit websiteUpper Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1RL
Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust01225 428331 or visit websiteCombe 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 Healthvisit website
Complementary Medicinesvisit website Search on Dentons.net
Dentistsvisit websiteSearch on Dentons.net
Diabetes Servicesvisit website
Doctors Surgeriesvisit websiteSearch on Dentons.net
Mental Health Servicesvisit website Mental Health Helplines
Optical Servicesvisit website Search on Dentons.net
Pharmacy Servicesvisit website Search on Dentons.net
Sexual Health Servicesvisit websiteLocal Sexual Health Services

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 Fostering03303 550333 or visit websiteFamily Placement Team, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham BS31 1DN
Child Protection01225 396312 or 01225 396313 or visit websiteBath & North East Somerset Council, Lewis House, Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JG
Morevisit 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 Disabilitiesvisit website
Adults with Physical Disabilities0300 2470201 or visit website
Elderly Care Support01225 396000 or visit website
Drug & Alcohol Team01225 477971 or visit websiteBath & North East Somerset Council, St Martins Hospital, Clara Cross Lane, Bath BA2 5RP
Morevisit 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 03456 112970 or visit websiteLocalised national response
Bath Post Office08457 22334427 Northgate Street, Bath BA1 1AJ
Bath Larkhall Post Office01225 445550Within JCR News, Larkhall, Bath BA1 6RS
Bath Lower Weston Post Office01225 42145441 Newbridge Road, Bath BA1 3HF
Bath University Post Office01225 789557Univeristy of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
Bath Weston Post Office01225 42395212 Brookside House, Weston Bath BA1 4BY
Batheaston Post Office01225 852065London Road East, Batheaston BA1 7NB
Box Post Office01225 742221London Road, Box SN13 8NA
Bradford Road Post Office01225 83366483 Bradford Road, Bath BA2 5BP
Colerne Post Office01225 74243620 High Street, Colerne SN14 8DD
Corston Post Office01225 873822Corston Lane, Corston BA2 9AH
Freshford Post Office01225 723249The Galleries Shop, Freshford, Bath BA2 7UR
Hinton Charterhouse Post Office01225 723367High Street, Hinton Charterhouse BA2 7SN
Marshfield Post Office01225 89203222 High Street, Marshfield SN14 8LP
Peasedown St John Post Office01761 43229545 Bath Road, Peasedown St John BA2 8DH
Timsbury Post Office01761 471021North Rd, Timsbury, Bath BA2 0JJ
Twerton On Avon Post Office 01225 471077Within 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 Course01225 331162 or visit websiteWeston Road, Bath BA1 2DS
Bath Pavilion01225 408902 or visit websiteNorth Parade Road, Bath BA2 4EU
Bath Sports & Leisure Centre01225 408905 or visit websiteNorth Parade Road, Bath BA2 4ET
Culverhay Sports Centre01225 480882 or visit websiteRush Hill, Bath BA2 2QL
Entry Hill Golf Course01225 834248 or visit websiteEntry Hill, Bath BA2 5NA
Team Bath Sports Training Village01225 386339 or visit websiteUniversity 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 Enquiriesvisit websiteSearch national network
Bath Spa Railway Station0845 700 0125Dorchester Street, Bath BA1 1SU
Freshford Railway Station 0845 700 0125Station Road, Freshford, BathBA2 7WQ
Oldfield Park Railway Station0845 700 0125Brook Road, Twerton, Bath BA2 3RS
Temple Meads Railway Station0845 700 0125Approach Road, Bristol BS1 6QF
Bath Bus Station0845 606 44461 Dorchester St, Bath BA1 1SS
Bus Timetablesvisit 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 Advice01225 396296 or visit websiteAdult Social Services and Housing, PO Box 3343, Bath BA1 2ZH
Julian House Nightshelter01225 354650 or visit website55 New King Street, Bath, BA1 2BN
St Mungo's02038 566000 or visit website

Citizens Advice

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

Citizens Advice Bureau0844 375 2775 or visit websiteNationwide
Bath Bureau0844 848 7919 or visit website2 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 Commerce01225 460655 or visit website10 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 Coroner01275 461920 or visit websiteFlax Bourton Public Mortuary, Old Weston Road, Flax Bourton BS48 1UL

About Bath – A World Heritage Site

Royal Crescent, Bath

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

  • 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

  • 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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