Conker Crossing obtains planning permission and next stage funding

We are delighted to announce that our proposal for a new bridge in Bathampton has been granted Planning Permission. The Trustees extend their grateful thanks to everyone who has helped us get to this point.

We are extremely fortunate to live in a community with professionals willing to give their time and skills to bring forward our design and application supporting materials for reduced rates or pro-bono. For their involvement we thank Format Engineers as our designers, as well as the network of businesses supporting the application including LPC Trull, Nicholas Person Associates, Hillside Trees and Planning Heritage Ltd. accessed through the network and financial support of Alastair Gibson at Charlcombe Homes.

Those to thank also include local organisations and businesses – our Parish Council, Ward Councillors, local schools (Bathampton and King Edwards School), The George Inn, Mac McKillop of Bathampton Farm, as well as wider Bath-based donors such as The Medlock Trust, St John’s Foundation and Orseis Trust. Individuals have also been very generous, contributing over £7,000 in personal donations and via fundraising events.

We are equally pleased that B&NES Highways recognises the value of the project and has set aside funds to carry out the next step – the detailed design for the scheme, as well as a procurement exercise. This is great news for the community in Bathampton who deserve a far safer crossing than the existing bridge. We will continue to use our website/Twitter and Parish Council communication channels to feed progress back to the community.


Conker Crossing AGM 25th February

Please join us for our AGM on Monday 25th February, 19:45 at The George Pub!

All welcome. Look forward to seeing you there!



1. Chair’s report: Summary of main actions and outcomes in 2018/19

2. Treasurer’s Report: 2018/19 Statement of Income & Expenditure

3. Revisions to the Constitution of the Association to become a local User Group continuing to report progress to the community via the Parish Council with the following purpose:

  • On behalf of the community, seeking to champion and safeguard the design approved at Planning
  • Maintaining focus on the project with stakeholders to ensure we keep a pace that reflects the urgency of the safety situation we are seeking to improve
  • Acting as a conduit of progress updates and information to the community

4. Questions from the floor/A.O.B. Questions can be sent in advance to

Bathampton Conker Crossing Association Trustees

Fiona  Meldrum, Chair.      Cheryl Cook, Treasurer.        Terry Wagstaff, Secretary

Conker Crossing registers Planning Application

After our work with community stakeholders and team of local specialists to create the design and proposals, our Planning Application was registered on 2nd October 2018 with Reference 18/04394/FUL. Please visit the B&NES portal to view materials and leave your comments.

The Trustees have also provided a letter and FAQ to sit alongside the Application as an update.

We still have £2500 to raise for this phase to get to Planning. If you support what you see, please consider giving a donation via our Golden Giving page. Thank you.

Just £2.5k to go to meet our target to get to Planning

We are really excited that donations and fundraising activities over the summer break have brought us much closer to our fundraising target for this phase of developing the Conker Crossing.

In addition to the fun we had at the pub quiz held by the George Inn, we are very grateful for contributions from new donors including the Orseis Trust (@DWestcottBath) and the St John’s Foundation. THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed.

The project now only has around £2.5k left to raise for this phase and to help reach this we are selling prints from an oil painting generously created and donated by popular local artist Jane Riley. The original will be available for auction on the evening of Friday 23rd November at the George Inn Bathampton.

To make a donation, please visit our Golden Giving page, or contact us via email




Jane Riley prints for sale at Bathampton Village Show in aid of Conker Crossing!


We are delighted that popular local artist Jane Riley has generously created an oil painting for us and donated it to raise funds for the Conker Crossing. Her work beautifully captures the scene at our horseshoe bridge over the Kennet & Avon Canal in Bathampton. Thank you Jane!

Prints will be on sale at the Bathampton Village Show this Saturday afternoon, 8th September where we are sharing a table with @KateHandheld of Handheld Press.

Costs: £30 (30 x 22.5 cm plus mount) or £40 (40 x 30 cm plus mount)

If you cannot attend the show and would like to buy a print, please contact us via email

The original will be auctioned at the George Inn on the evening of Friday 23rd November 2018 – details to follow.

Thank you! Pub Quiz raises £146

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Pub Quiz held by the George Inn Bathampton yesterday evening in aid of the Conker Crossing. There was a full house and we even had to open up the function room as an overspill! We were delighted to raise £146.

Special thanks to Debbie and team, both for hosting a fun evening and for their ongoing support.


Pub Quiz at the George Inn 20th August

Bathampton Primary Parents – please note date change vs email sent at end of term

We are very pleased that the team at the George Inn Bathampton, close to our proposed new bridge, are supporting our project. As part of this, they are generously hosting a Pub Quiz to raise funds, 20th August at 19:00 for a 19:30 start. £1 entry per person. Hope to see you there!

Conker Crossing Pub Quiz at George Pub New Date 20th August