Changes to the Management of the Summer Tours Programme

"Please note that, for 2018, the role of Day Tours Organiser has been reassumed by Margaret Leach. If you were intending to apply for the Mottisfont trip (7 June), please telephone the Vice Chair who can inform you about changes to the couriers for these two trips to whom you will need to send your applications. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. Applications already received will be passed on to the relevant courier. These are temporary arrangements to ensure that the 2018 summer tours programme can continue as advertised, subject to there being sufficient applications for each trip.

It is essential, however, that we find a more permanent solution in order to be able to continue to offer a summer tours programme in 2019. Anyone prepared to consider becoming a tour Courier and/or Day Tours Organiser is asked to contact Margaret to discuss informally and without any obligation what the roles entail and the support and training available.

The telephone numbers of both Committee members above are printed, as usual, in our latest Newsletter."

Membership open to all

Are you interested in active volunteering? Go to Links to read about the Bath National Trust Volunteers The Bath Centre for National Trust (BCNT) is a voluntary association which was founded in 1977 to promote and publicise the work of the Trust and has about 300 members. Membership is open to all who support these aims and it is no longer necessary to belong to the National Trust.

To enjoy lectures, outings, lunches and meet new friends, why not join us? You will be assured of a very warm welcome. Annual membership is £7 per person. There will be an additional charge of £4 per household, per annum, for those who require printed versions of the newsletter.  Subscriptions are renewable on 1 April each year. To enquire or request a membership application form click the Enquiries button.

The Centre organises many activities including

  • afternoon lectures - click the "Lectures" tab.
  • day outings (to Trust and other properties) - click the "Day Outings" tab
  • other social events  which include a Spring and Autumn lunch
  • to see the range and scale of activities for prior years click the "Previous year activities" button

Why not join us and participate in those activities?

The surplus from those activities is used to fund a variety of projects in houses, countryside, and coastal regions owned by the NT. The 2016 surplus, £6400, was used as follows
     £1,500 to Prior Park Gardens for wooden benches
     £2,000 to Dyrham Park for Dyrhan Lodge play equipment
     £1,900 to Dyrham Park for the restoration to the Cedar Staircase
     £1,000 to Prior Park Gardens for the creation of the Fern Walk

The donations made by the Bath Centre total £255,135 to date.

In 2012 we donated the money for six tulip trees for Barrington Court. Two committee members participated in planting the six trees in mid-February assisted by the Head Gardener. This picture shows the planting of one of the trees.