Pack for Good – Telling the Community

We are delighted to share that we have completed 3 days of door knocking so far in Oldfield Park for the Pack for Good campaign. With the help of volunteers from both Bath Spa University and the University of Bath,  students residents and permanent residents living in Oldfield Park have been informed about Pack for Good and how to get involved.

We have been encouraging students to donate their unwanted items when they are moving out by simply putting them in a bag and dropping it off at a Pack for Good bank convenient to them. There are seven Pack for Good banks in Oldfield Park, making it easy for everyone to get involved. Click here to find out the closest donation bank to you.

The Pack for Good campaign was a huge success last year, raising £150,000 from the items donated. Please get involved by donating your unwanted items to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation and their research.

 

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Group of partners supporting the Pack for Good campaign

Pack for Good Campaign Launches

The Student Community Partnership is proud to help co-ordinate the student move-out campaign Pack for Good, supporting the British Heart Foundation. There will be temporary red donation banks across Bath and all residents, especially students, are encouraged to donate any suitable, unwanted items. Last year, the campaign raised over £150,000 for the British Heart Foundation and we are anticipating another successful year! Donation bank locations:

  • Brook Road- BA2 3RD
  • West Avenue- BA2 3QE
  • Victoria Road- BA2 3QY
  • Oldfield Lane- BA2 3NZ
  • Canterbury Road- BA2 3LG
  • Twerton High Street- BA2 1BY
  • Dartmouth Avenue- BA2 1AS
  • Julian Road, in front of Lampard Buildings- BA1 2RW

Thank you to all the partners: Bath and North East Somerset Council, Bath Spa University and the University of Bath.

Great British Spring Clean 2018

With the support of over 60 volunteers, the Great British Spring Clean on 17th March 2018 was a tremendous success! The event took place between Oldfield Park and Twerton and was sponsored by the Student Community Partnership, Westmoreland Litter Pickers and McDonald’s in Twerton. It was a snowy start, but the volunteers were enthusiastic.

Jemima Jones, a final year student at the University of Bath, said “Despite the snowy weather the community came together to make a difference in the streets in Oldfield Park. The amount of rubbish we collected between all of us was astonishing. Count me in for the next litter pick!”

The SCP would especially like to thank McDonald’s for providing refreshments and Bath and North East Somerset Council for providing the equipment. Let’s continue to help keep Bath tidy!

British Heart Foundation 'Pack for Good' Poster

Pack for Good 2018

In support of the British Heart Foundation, the Student Community Partnership, Bath Spa University and the University of Bath are teaming up to promote the Pack for Good campaign from April to July. In 2017, the campaign raised over £150,000 for the charity with over 10,000 bags being donated across Bath. The temporary banks will arrive this April and we hope this will help students prepare for moving-out of their accommodation by offering an alternative to throwing away unwanted items and supporting a worthy cause.  More information about the campaign and its benefits will be coming soon!

Eve Alcock holding award

‘Student in the City’ Award

The Chair of Bath and North East Somerset Council, Councillor Cherry Beath, was pleased to present her ‘Student in the City’ Award on 7th March 2018 at the Living Together Conference. The award was presented to the student who has given an outstanding contribution to the community of Bath.

After receiving numerous highly impressive applications, the award was presented to Eve Alcock. Eve is a final year Psychology student at the University of Bath. As the chair of Raise and Give Committee, Eve encouraged the volunteers to support four local charities in Bath through the 2017-18 academic year with a wide-spread impact for these organisations. Her impact has been far reaching in Bath and this award was certainly well deserved.

A student sat with a neighbour as part of the Good Neighbour Campaign

The SCP visit over 1000 properties as part of their Good Neighbour campaign

The Student Community Partnership (SCP) launched their Good Neighbour Campaign in October and so far have visited over 1000 properties. The SCP is a partnership between B&NES Council, the University of Bath, Bath Spa University and their Students’ Unions. It exists to promote harmonious relationships with student residents, permanent residents and the wider community of Bath.

The aim of the Good Neighbour Campaign is to offer neighbourly advice and encourage both student and permanent residents to introduce themselves to one another. Student residents were given tips for living in Bath, such as using public transport when possible and getting involved in the community through volunteering and other opportunities.

Harry Wain, Green Champions said “I was amazed by the enthusiasm of the team and the overwhelmingly positive reception from residents. I thoroughly enjoyed it and think it is a great idea for student integration”.

In addition to neighbourly advice, through the SCP students from both Bath Spa University and the University of Bath have door-knocked alongside B&NES Waste Services to offer information regarding waste, recycling and bin collection days as part of the campaign.

Also, as part of the campaign, the SCP hosted Neighbourhood Nachos in Oldfield Park as a welcome event and invited both student and permanent residents to come and eat nachos together. MusicSoc members performed and it proved to be a positive beginning to the year.

Kalyn Mallard, Community Liaison Co-ordinator, SCP highlighted that “Having the opportunity to speak with both student and permanent residents throughout the Good Neighbour Campaign has not only been an encouragement, but has also highlighted the importance for neighbours to meet and get to know one another. As we all live in a shared community, it is the hope of the SCP that we can indeed foster positive relationships between everyone living in Bath. Also, we cannot thank our wonderful volunteers enough for their help with the campaign!”