Camden Residents’ Association

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Camden Residents’ Association represents Camden Road, Belgrave Crescent, Upper Hedgemead and Frankley Buildings, Bath.


The association was formed in 1994 with the aim of producing proposals to reduce speeding and deal with the increasing volume of traffic using Camden Road. Since then a number of improvements have been put into place.  As well as significant traffic calming measures, a pedestrian crossing and two bus shelters have been installed at the Claremont end of Camden Road.  


A survey of members led to the council agreeing to include Camden in the city’s residents’ parking scheme in 2011, and a number of additional parking spaces were installed on Camden Road.


Camden residents have helped to maintain the steps at St Stephens Road by cutting back vegetation, and have obtained grants for restoration of the railings to the steps, which has made this a more attractive pedestrian route and less threatening. Residents also volunteer regularly to cut back vegetation and clear rubbish from the open space in front of Camden Crescent.  See Wild Camden for more information on this project.


The association is still working to change the emphasis away from the needs of traffic and to focus on the environmental needs of the residents of Camden. This covers a wide range of issues such as litter and street cleaning, maintaining green spaces, keeping the pavements clear of overhanging vegetation, as well as liaising with B&NES council on residents’ parking zones and traffic management.


The Annual General Meeting is held every autumn (the next one is on November 23rd, at 9.30pm at Claremont Methodist Hall), and a newsletter is distributed to every household in Camden prior to the meeting. We welcome comments from residents and ideas for improving our area: please see our contacts page.

You can read our new report, “Tackling Road Congestion and Pollution in Camden” here which will be discussed at the AGM on Thursday 23rd November at 7.30 pm, Claremont Methodist Church Hall.  Please read through in advance if at all possible.  Any enquiries can be addressed to jeremy@jeremylabram.com.


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