Founded in 2000 TARA has about three hundred members and seeks to improve conditions for those living in the centre of the beautiful city of Bath.
For a medium sized city Bath is unusual for the number of people who choose to live in the heart of the city. They are drawn here by the unique architecture, the vibrant mix of culture and commerce and the easy access to the beauty of the surrounding countryside.
However, those who live here also experience the problems of the modern city:
In cities such as Bath where the local authority is remote and there is no city based democratic structure residents' associations play a vital role in bridging the gap between city residents and officialdom.
Bath and North East Somerset is a sizeable and largely rural local authority which stretches from the borders of Wiltshire to the suburbs of Bristol; there are no Parish Councils in urban areas and it is easy for those living in city wards to feel their interests are being neglected.
TARA is a trading name of The Abbey Residents' Association Limited
Company Number: 08986657