More about St.James' and Bartonsham Community Association 

What has the St.James' and Bartonsham Community Association done?
In 20 years the Association has worked in a variety of ways to benefit the community. Among its achievements are:

  • JABA
    For more than 10 years (2003 - 2014) a small team, headed by editor Tim Ford, produced a highly successful bi - monthly community newspaper with a readership exceeding 2000. To read past copies, please click here.
  • Flix in the Sticks
    A regular programme of films for many years, held at the RVS Riverside centre. 
  • Welcome Pack
    For new residents
  • The Community Travel Plan
    - One of the first in the country and ultimately leading to the St.James' and Bartonsham Car Club.
    - A plan to encourage walking, cycling and shared car use
    - through safer roads, safer junctions, safer travel to town for pedestrians and cyclists; more cycle routes, more cycle racks, lobbying and support for Sustrans/Connect 2 project - now the Canary Bridge
    - lobbying for staggered parking, residents' parking  
    - Council's Transport Plans: the Association regularly updates and provides the means to discuss Herefordshire Council's transport strategies eg. 2021 Transport Plan: Watch videos here & here.  
  • The support and promotion of local 'Green' initiatives 
    JABA in Bloom, Greening the Village - planters in Nelson St, trees in front gardens, community orchard, , repair cafe, community meals; Talks - Recycling for Charity, eco church, St.James' School eco curriculum; SJB Grassroots - sustainable events. Litter-picks. 
  • Actively responded to local changes
    Development of the old hospital site, change of status of the RVS Riverside Centre, Bartonsham Dairy and Meadows 
  • Community Events, Talks, Walks
    Christmas Craft Workshop, Easter Trail, Plant Swap, Giveaway Day, Bread-making Workshop; Talks: NMITE, Rail for Hereford, What being a Conservation area means; Fair-trade; John Venn; Cycling Tales from England to France and Lady Diarists in the 19th century!! And more......Walks: Historic Hereford, Tree Walk, Farm Walk and Litter-picks. 

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