The Bear Flat Association (BFA) is a subscription membership residents’ association, set up in 2012 and constituted to represent the interests of residents, clubs and businesses in the wonderful area of Bath known as ‘Bear Flat’.
The BFA is run by a committee of local residents who meet every two months to manage the business of the Association. The committee comprises the expected posts of Chair, Association Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Secretary as well as those of Social and Publicity Secretaries. The Association has conveners running specialist groups for Transport, Planning, History and the Community Market. We also have representation for the Friends of Bloomfield Green and the Friends of Alexandra Park.
The current committee line-up is as follows:
Chair: Gareth Somerset
Association Secretary: Bob Hughes
Treasurer: Mark Richardson
Membership Secretary: Helen Cooke
Social Secretary: vacant
Planning Group Convener: Timothy Cantell
Transport Group Convener: Jerry Trenchard
History Group Convener: Gareth Somerset
Food Group Convener (Hayes Place Ltd): Judith Eversley
Friends of Bloomfield Green: Jane Allan
Friends of Alexandra Park: Collin Carr
The committee is also supported by a small and dedicated army of Street Representatives who undertake the vital job of delivering leaflets, etc, through the doors of Bear Flat residents.
You can find the BFA’s constitution here.
Annual General Meetings
Minutes from the previous AGMs are available below
BFA’s own groups include:
- Food Group – contact firstname.lastname@example.org. See our community market project run by our IPSBenComm, Hayes Place Limited.
- Planning Group – contact email@example.com
- Transport group – contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- History group – contact email@example.com or go to its website
- Friends of Bloomfield Green (see separate page).
BFA Flyer Archive
All members of the BFA receive a monthly newsletter – the Bear Flat Flyer. An archive of previous issues can be found here.
We run a ‘How well do you know Bath’ photo quiz in the flyer. You are welcome to submit photos that could be used in future editions. Please note that if you do so, you are giving the BFA the right to use your photograph free of charge for the sole purpose of the quiz. So that you can see what subjects have been used previously, click here for the list.