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.