The London Road and Snow Hill Partnership was set up by local residents and business people in 1998 to help regenerate the sense of community and well-being in an area split by the London Road.
LRSHP is a company limited by guarantee with 60 members and 16 board members, all of whom are volunteers. It helps promote community projects and encourages new community groups.
With Friends of Kensington Meadows, LRSHP helps the Council manage Kensington Meadows playing field and Local Nature Reserve. It has worked with the Council to keep Riverside Youth and Community Centre open. It has encouraged other community centre projects.
LRSHP negotiates with the Council and other agencies on issues such as provision for vulnerable people, air quality, green spaces, traffic and safety, planning, licensing and heritage, rubbish and crime. We keep residents informed through our newsletter and fliers which are distributed to 2,000 homes, businesses and community centres in the area.
- Streets Ahead Exhibition – history of London Road area.
- Millennium Carnival 2000 – 10,000 people attended.
- Riverside Youth & Community Centre – LRSHP persuaded the Council to keep it open, took part in its management 2002-2004, raised money for street lighting in the access road and for youth canoeing.
- Bath Toy Library – LRSHP participates.
- Friends of Kensington Meadows – LRSHP works with the Friends group, which helps the Council manage the playing field, woodland and Local Nature Reserve.
- Kensington Gardens renewal – LRSHP was fundholder.
- Youth Football at Kensington Meadows – LRSHP raised funds for goalposts for the youth team.
- Snow Hill Family Funday 2007 – LRSHP raised funds, liaised with agencies and residents, did administration.
- Play Pathfinder at Kensington Meadows – LRSHP applied for funds for this play equipment, conducted a community
survey, worked closely with the Council and the contractor, and organised the launch event.
- London Road Gateway Project – LRSHP continues to play a key role in presenting local residents’ and business’ views
to the Council for this London Road improvement project.
- Bath Preservation Trust character survey of the London Road – LRSHP participated.
- Placemaking Plan – LRSHP contributed to this Council plan for development in the area and successfully nominated
specific green spaces and parks to be retained.
- Alice Park Skatepark – LRSHP has offered administrative support for this project if and when it is needed.
- Walcot Street Traders and London Road Traders links – LRSHP welcomes this new association.