About the Association
The Lansdown Crescent Association was founded in 1983 to protect the Crescent field from development, and has been providing a voice for local residents ever since.
Lansdown Crescent Association
The Association was formed in 1983, and at the end of 2017 had 156 members. It exists to conserve and enhance the amenities of Lansdown Crescent and the surrounding streets, and to maintain and manage the grazing of the field in front of the Crescent and the area around it.
Membership is open to any resident of the following roads:
All Saints Road, BA1 5HE
Dixon Gardens, BA1 5HH
Lansdown Crescent, BA1 5EX
Lansdown Place East, BA1 5ET
Lansdown Place West, BA1 5EZ
Sion Hill (East), BA1 2UF
Somerset Lane, BA1 5SW
Somerset Place, BA1 5HD
Upper Lansdown Mews, BA1 5HG
Role and mission
The Association's duties are diverse: for example in addition to the field, it examines planning proposals in the area, organizes regular litter picks, welcomes and advises film crews (who sometimes give generously in return), holds regular social events (and occasional street parties to celebrate national occasions), discusses residents' affairs with our Ward Councillors, and helps newly arrived residents.
The affairs of the Association are managed by a Committee consisting of Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and seven other members spread across the designated streets, where possible. There are also four Trustees of the Association, who act as "elder statesmen" and hold such property as the Association owns. The Annual General Meeting is held each Spring. The Constitution can be viewed here.
Relationships and responsibilities
The Association takes interest also in the amenity of the city of Bath and so is a member of the Federation of Bath Residents' Associations (FoBRA), attending its Committee meetings, to which it is entitled to send two representatives, and providing a link on this website to summaries of those meetings' minutes. FoBRA itself is an active member of the National Organization of Residents' Associations (NORA) which chiefly examines and comments on relevant legislation proposals.
Subscriptions and what they pay for
The Association subscription is currently six pounds per resident per annum. It funds the running of the Association, such as secretarial expenses, insurance, the field (e.g. rent, fencing, removal of nettles), any losses made on social events (though the intention is that these should be self-financing) and membership fees (eg BPT and FoBRA).