News update – May 2013

News update – May 2013


Family Treasure Hunt

Sadly we have had to cancel this event because organising it was just too much given the demands of getting the Blaise Garden project launched. We’d love to sponsor this event and if anyone would like to take on the primary organisation of it next year please let us know


Blaise Walled Garden Project

A lot of work has been put into getting access to part of the former walled garden to Blaise House by HCS and Friends of Blaise.

Latest plans are for first access by volunteers on Sunday 9th June 2pm (at garden next to Blaise House) and on Sunday23rd June l-4pm (at the dairy garden)

Its best to check with the website,, for the latest news and opening times


Village Walk with Bristol Civic Society – Tuesday July 9th , 6:00 pm at Village Hall

This year we are sharing our walk with members of the Civic Society in order to widen interest in our Conservation area. We will not know until relatively late on how many visitors we shall have so, as a precaution against overloading with too many people, we will be pleased to welcome anyone who did not particpate in the last two. We shall be covering much the same ground as last year. If you are keen to repeat the experience but came previously just let us know and we’ll run a reserve list.


AGM and Talk on Kingweston House – Tuesday 8th October, 7:30 pm at Kingsweston House

NB Change of venue from the Village Hall

Yes, this will be an AGM with a difference!

Norman Routledge, who leases the whole of the house, has kindly agreed to give us a tour of the house and tell us how he is going about sustaining it. In between we’ll fit in our AGM!

Anyone needing a lift to Kingsweston is welcome to contact Tim Parkinson (o7854714085) or Chris Carroll


Christmas Social – Saturday 7th December, 7:00 pm Village Hall

And this event will be rather different from our usual social evening. The format is still evolving but we plan involve the local community and to showcase local talent. It will replace the usual Henbury Singers event so anyone with ideas please come forward.

Tim Parkinson




PS Henbury Conservation Society welcomes everyone interested to come to our meetings and participate in our activities. We do not levy an annual membership fee but ask for a small contribution to expenses incurred in the meeting / activity (eg room hire, etc.)

2 thoughts on “News update – May 2013”

  1. I would like to join the Henbury Conservation Society but noted you do not have the option to join the society anywhere on your website. Let me give you background on myself and my wife. We are both qualified accountants and have lived all over the world. We owned Dukes Hotel in Bath (2 grade 1 listed townhouses on Great Pulteney Street) for 8 years . We have owned, lived in and maintained the majority of a townhouse in the Royal Crescent in Bath (Grade 1 listed) since 1991. I have been the Vice Chairman of the Royal Crescent Society for approximately 20 years but have recently stepped down to just committee member. I am also on the Board of the Cresent Lawn Company which owns the lawn in front of the Royal Crescent on behalf of the freeholders of the Crescent. Our major accomplishments include the £300,000 restoration of the railings (I was instrumental in obtaining the funding including a £50,000 grant from English Heritage) , the £40,000 restoration of the haha, closing off the Crescent to tour buses which had done major damage to the road and foundation of the railings and staging three major concerts including the 3 Tenors on our lawn. I am also a member of Bath Preservation Trust. Additionally we own Henbury Lodge Hotel which is one of the prominent buildings in Henbury. We have spent over £500,000 in repairs to the hotel since we purchased it 5 years ago as prior to our purchasing the hotel no money had been spent on the hotel for a long time. I look forward to your confirmation I am a member of the society.

    1. At present the Society does not have a formal membership application process. Any resident within the area is welcome to come to our general and annual meetings and contribute.

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