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Deasy Bamford, Diverse Arts Network, Councillor Craig Cheney, Councillor Paula O'Rouke, Councillor Katy Grant, Rachel from Hotwells and Clifton Community Association, Emma Harvey CEO Trinity Community Arts and artist Amy Hutchings along with other community supporters outside the newly installed artwork on Jacobs Wells

Saving Jacobs Wells Baths

Built in 1889 to serve the working poor, Jacobs Wells Baths in the Clifton Conservation Area is a Grade II Listed building that holds within its walls a wealth of architectural and social heritage - from its time as a public swimming baths to its 30 year history as a dance hub.

Sadly the building’s future came under threat in December 2022, when plans to reinstate an indoor pool and convert into a leisure facility fell through.

Due to the complexities of the site, combined with the significant disrepair and rapidly accelerating degradation of the asset, the options for this building in terms of Community Asset Transfer (CAT) are limited. As an existing as an asset guardian of The Trinity Centre, Trinity Community Arts have been working with interested parties and have offered to take on management of the asset to support the establishment of a democratic legal structure and framework that can ensure long-lasting community ownership.

We are committed to working with Bristol City Council, Councillors, partners and stakeholder groups to develop and deliver a realisable repair and renovation scheme that is both in keeping with the venue’s dance heritage and also responds to consultation and the desperate need for community and youth provision within the locality.

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Trinity Community Arts is a registered charity number 1144770

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