Members’ Information


To find out more, please contact the Chairman


Where information is redacted, details are available to LCA members on application to
Robin Kerr (Chairman) | Email


Click on these links to download Lansdown Crescent Association documents:
Association Constitution (as amended following 2017 AGM)
Lansdown Crescent Association Carol Book, current edition, December 2017
Consent Form for the use of images in Association publications

LCA Garden Party, 10-9-2017

LCA Garden Party, 10-9-2017

Online payments:
For the Association's bank details, please contact
Stephanie Higgins (Membership) | Email

Joining part way through the year:
Subscriptions will be charged dependent on the date of joining, as follows:
1.Full price up to and including the date of the LCA summer party.
2.Half price from then onwards, except:
3.Anyone joining in December and attending the LCA Christmas party may pay in advance for the following year instead of paying a subscription for the current year.

Rubbish:
Members of the Committee pick up litter from the area, usually the day after the rubbish collections, but it would be helpful if residents could assist with this.
If residents have problems with collections, please contact Council Connect (01225 394041).
A special request from the Committee, January 2015: if putting out polystyrene packing for collection, please bag this securely, as it is almost impossible to collect manually when it blows away.

Winter Provisions:
Each winter grit bins are installed at either end of the Mews. The grit is provided by the Association; we would ask that residents are considerate when using this facility, as only a very thin scattering of grit goes a long way. Please remember that the main Lansdown Crescent road is gritted whereas the Mews and Somerset Lane are not!

Pavements:
Following reports from residents of dangerous conditions, the Association has recently obtained agreement from B&NES for our pavements to be jet-cleaned on a regular basis, starting in the first week of February 2016.


Information from Other Organisations


Federation of Bath Residents' Associations (FoBRA), www.bathresidents.org.uk (archive)
Recent FoBRA AGM and committee meeting minutes can be found here.
Robin Kerr (Chairman) | Email

Bath Preservation Trust
, www.bath-preservation-trust.org.uk
The Association is a corporate member of the Bath Preservation Trust (BPT) and, in return, holds two tickets for its No.1 Royal Crescent Museum, which members can apply to use: contact
Stephanie Higgins (Membership) | Email

Bath and North East Somerset Council (B&NES)
, www.bathnes.gov.uk
Police and Crime Plan



Carol Singing Update (10 January 2019)

LCA carolers in the Crescent,17-12-2015

LCA carolers in the Crescent,17-12-2015

Thank you so much for the very kind donation to Genesis Trust Bath of £265.53 collected by the Lansdown Crescent Association whilst carol singing. The funds will make a huge difference for homeless, disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Bath. What is more, you have also helped to raise awareness of the needs of our local community and how we can all help in some way.This is a fantastic amount to raise so please pass on my heartfelt thanks to all the members of the Lansdown Crescent Association.

Best wishes,
Hilary Long
Community and Events Manager
Genesis Trust, Bath


Website upgrade (15 December 2018)
LCA Website Upgrade: 
We have had a website since it was established by Mandy Shaw in 2013. It has greatly enhanced communication within the Association and given much better access to information for all members. However, the Committee has now decided that it needs to be refreshed to improve its look, to simplify navigation and to make it easier to maintain. Advice has therefore been sought from other Residents’ Associations to discover the best website designers to use, after which a competition will be run to decide with which one to place the rebuild contract. We have provisionally allocated a budget of £1000 for this.


Bath Clean Air Zone Consultation - LCA members' Discussion 20 Nov at St Stephens (15 November 2018)

Dear LCA Members,
All of you will be aware of the Council's proposals for a Clean Air Zone in Bath, and the Consultation on it which is presently taking place.  If you want to refresh your memory of this, I recommend visiting http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/bath-breathes-2021-overview .

The LCA Committee is debating its response to this consultation, the deadline for which is Monday 26th Nov.  Because this subject affects all members; in fact, all Bath citizens, and a good few outside Bath too; we have decided to hold a members' discussion about it, both to inform and to glean opinions for the LCA's submission.  This will take place in the Foyer of St Stephen's Church at 1930 on Tuesday 20th November.  All LCA members are welcome to attend.  Prior to that, we should receive the submission drafted by the Federation of Bath Residents' Associations: if so, I shall arrange for it to be circulated.

Robin Kerr
Chairman, Lansdown Crescent Association
3 Lansdown Place East
Bath BA1 5ET
Tel: 01225 311549
Mob: 07767 788366


AGM Calling Thursday 21st March 7pm (26 October 2018)
The next AGM will take place at St Stephen's Church Hall on 21st March 2019 at 7pm.
All members are welcome to attend and are reminded to ensure annual subscriptions are paid before this date.


High Common - Action needed (17 July 2018)

Dear members,

Our neighbouring resident association Cavendish Road Association, have been refused use of the high common to hold a small summer gathering for their association. Through this process of application it has become apparent that certain council officers regard this public land as restricted access, limited to three pathways only. Not recognising that for many years local people have co-existed alongside the golfers in using the high common for informal recreation. This includes children sledging, having picnics, dog walkers (obviously avoiding the greens) youngsters playing ball games and couples taking in the views on these lovely summer evenings. 
There is a wonderful mutual respect amongst all users of the land and we believe that we should be very firm and insist that this status quo is maintained. 
We are now seeking statements from our members who use the land in this way, confirming that they use the land, for what purpose and for how many years they have done this uninterrupted. 
Please could you email any statements to Rachael Hushon at rchushon@hotmail.co.uk who will gather these on behalf of LCA and forward them to CRA. 


Dogs Walked in Upper Lansdown Mews (10 May 2018)
A resident of Upper Lansdown Mews has noted that the Mews has become a popular walk for dogs.  Several of these dogs are being walked off leads.  It is not illegal to do this (although if those dogs cause damage to persons, other animals, property and leave any mess, fines can be imposed.)
Traffic in the Mews has increased of late partly due to building works, van deliveries for food and internet shopping and the residents fear for the safety of the dogs.
Members are, therefore, advised to keep close control and ideally keep their pets on leads.


Data Protection (22 April 2018)
We understand the LCA to be covered by the new Data Protection legislation taking effect in May 2018. The LCA Committee is preparing a draft policy to be discussed and, we hope, adopted at the AGM. While we do not expect this to place onerous demands on either the Committee or individual members, we do anticipate asking for formal agreement to the holding for specific purposes of names, addresses, and (where relevant) email addresses, and the creation of a Committee role to take responsibility for the appropriate storage, use, and disposal of this information.


Dog fouling (22 April 2018)
Dog fouling is an offence, punishable by a £50 fine, and there’s been a lot of it in Upper Lansdown Mews recently. Please let us all be vigilant in detecting and preventing this objectionable and unhealthy practice. The B&NES website is helpful (search for ‘dog warden service’).


2017 Annual General Meeting (April 2017)

Documents:
Agenda for 2017 AGM, 3 April 2017
Minutes

Simon Brand (Secretary) | Email


Data Protection Policy

What information does the LCA hold about its members, and who stores it?
The LCA Membership Secretary holds the names, addresses, and (where provided) email addresses of its members; the Treasurer holds the names and addresses only.
The Chairman holds an up-to-date list of email addresses for use only when the Membership Secretary is not available.

Why is this information required?
The only purposes for which the LCA holds this information are:

  • Administration of its membership list and of its membership subscriptions;

  • Communication with its members concerning its meetings, events, and projects;

  • Notification of B&NES, police, and other matters considered by the LCA Committee to have potential impact on all members;

  • Maintenance of specific lists of those members requiring notification of website changes, and/or requiring email distribution of the annual LCA Newsletter.


How does the LCA ensure the security of the information?
Information may be stored only on devices meeting the following security requirements:

  • The device must be password-protected, with the password changed every 90 days;

  • There must be a mechanism in place to prevent information being read off the screen by others when the device is unattended (e.g. a timeout);

  • The device must be kept updated re security patches, anti-virus, and anti-malware.

  • Any paper copies of information must be locked away when not in use.


How long is the information kept?
The information is kept until the Accounts have been adopted for the individual's final year of membership.
If the individual specifically requests removal of their information, this will be implemented within 14 days. In such a case, or if an individual does not consent to their information being stored in the first place, then unfortunately they will not be able to continue as a member.

How does a member find out what the LCA is storing about them, and how is the information kept accurate?
Members can ask the LCA Data Protection Officer for a statement of information held. They should advise the Membership Secretary of any changes. In either case the request will be implemented within 14 days.

What does each member need to do?
New members, and all existing members following adoption, will be sent a copy of the Policy and asked to confirm their acceptance of it in writing within 28 days.