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The ten things we love and hate most about Bath Bath City News

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ve chosen to live in or near Bath and like it a bit.

We asked for your take on the city in a survey of our stories, and here’s what you found.

A total of 342 responses were received, constituting a mixture of right and wrong answers. Although the beautiful buildings were rented out, the council received a kick, as did parking, traffic and housing.

First, we asked you to rate where in ten you live. Most people were quite satisfied, with 21 percent of respondents giving their neighborhood a seven.

Only seven percent of people gave their area a two, but only 19 percent felt their part of Bath deserved one in ten.

When asked if this was a better or worse score than what you would have given your area five years ago, the majority – 46 percent – of people said it ‘was “worse”.

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In total, 40% of people said their score was “about the same” and 14% said it was “better”.

Next, we asked you what is your favorite thing about Bath. Unfortunately, some people clearly hate living in a World Heritage city, so the most common answer was “nothing”.

Three other witty people said “leave” and three people said “none”.

However, when it comes to serious – or at least useful – answers, Bath’s stunning architecture was at the top of the list.

After that, many people enjoyed being close to the countryside, while others mentioned the “nice people” and the “great atmosphere”.

Bath Farmers Market at Green Park Station (Image: Paul Gillis)

One said that ‘ducks’ were their favorite thing in the city, while another chose the Bath Farmers’ Market.

Of course, you can’t have the good without the bad, so Part 3 of our survey asked you to rate the severity of several problems in Bath.

Parking was a “serious problem” according to 77 percent of respondents, as was “traffic / public transport”, 64 percent of people voting.

Housing and cleanliness were also seen as ‘serious issues’, while tourism and parks / open spaces were seen as ‘an asset to the city’.

Finally, when we asked what you would change in Bath, most people said “advice”. Traffic was another popular response, and many people longed to see students banned from the city.

Bedding, affordable housing and parking again emerged as key sticking points, but someone also hated the “color of buildings” and one person wanted “more help getting young people to buy property”.

Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles Five Things People Love About Bath

1) Architecture

2) Open spaces

3) Bath Farmers Market

4) Everything within walking distance

5) Swimming in the river

Five things people hate about Bath

1) Traffic

2) Parking

3) Bath and North East Somerset Council

4) Students (and student accommodation)

5) Its cleanliness

We also asked our respondents where they were from. Although people from all over Bath responded to the poll, Combe Down, Weston and Twerton had the most participants.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-16 23:00:00