Steeped in history, Bath has always been a city of great diversity.
The City of Bath is exceptional in having two UNESCO inscriptions. In 1987 the City of Bath was inscribed as a World Heritage Site, and in 2021 received a second inscription as one of the Great Spa Towns of Europe.
Bath was developed by the Romans which gave the city its name – The Roman Baths, as well as the Georgian city that is characterised by landmarks such as the Royal Crescent and The Circus. From the Georgian period Bath has always been about pleasure, leisure and activity.
Thomas Fuller, a British clergyman and historian, is quoted as saying:
“Charity begins at home, but should not end there”.
This quote sums up Bath Recreation’s vision that we want to make a difference to the people of Bath, but also demonstrate that the model being pursued by us is one that can be shared and replicated by other organisations.
Like many cities there are challenges for Bath as a whole and for us as a charity. The graphics below indicate that the area of Twerton, in the west of the city, has its own set of difficulties.
And these statistics underline the ongoing importance of our most impactful programmes whilst nurturing positive lifestyles.