Monthly Archives: April 2017

One week to go to the first West of England Combined Authority Mayoral Election

One week to go to the first West of England Combined Authority Mayoral Election

With a week before polls open in the first ever West of England Combined Authority Mayoral Election, registered voters in Bath and North East Somerset are being reminded to have their say on Thursday 4th May.

Over 680,000 registered voters across the region will have the chance to choose their candidate to become the first Mayor of the West of England via postal votes or at polling stations when they open at 7am on 4th May.

The West of England devolution deal, worth £1 billion, brings powers and money from national Government with the ability to make local decisions about spatial planning for the region (including where new homes are planned and where investment in new services is needed to support their development), adult education and skills, employment and regional transport.

Maria Lucas, Local Returning Officer for Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “The 4th May election will give residents in Bath and North East Somerset the chance to make their choice on who will become the first West of England Combined Authority Mayor. I urge all eligible registered voters in the region to exercise their democratic right to vote and cast their ballot on 4th May.”

A booklet has been produced with useful information about the West of England Combined Authority, the mayoral election and the supplementary voting system, and statements from the candidates standing in this election. All registered voters have been sent a paper copy of this booklet as required by law*. An online version can be found at www.wevote.org.uk.

Polling stations will open at 7am on Thursday 4th May and close at 10pm. Voters are urged to check their poll cards for the address of their polling station and allow time to cast their vote.

British citizens, Commonwealth citizens and citizens of the Republic of Ireland, Cyprus and Malta who are registered to vote in the West of England Combined Authority Mayoral Election are also registered to vote in the UK Parliamentary General Election on 8th June. Residents who are not already registered to vote should visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to register online. The deadline to register to vote in the UK Parliamentary General Election on 8th June is midnight on 22nd May. It is now too late to register to vote in the West of England Mayoral election.

Crowdfunder launches to expand Bristol piano art trail and secure match-funding from Arts Council England

Crowdfunder launches to expand Bristol piano art trail and secure match-funding from Arts Council England

   Luke Jerram’s world-famous street piano project Play Me I’m Yours will hit the streets of the city this summer from Thursday 17th August – Thursday 7th September, it has been confirmed today. The team working with Luke has secured enough funding from sponsors to make the project viable and has now set up a… Read More…

First Class futures: former local College students become top performers at universities across the UK

First Class futures: former local College students become top performers at universities across the UK

Students who attend St Brendan’s Sixth Form College are more likely to achieve better results at university, compared to those who study in a sixth form at a state or independent school according to a recent report. The report, conducted by the Sixth Form College Association, analysed university results of students from different forms of… Read More…

Walking Rugby launching at Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre

Walking Rugby launching at Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre

Walking rugby sessions are starting at Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre from Tuesday, 2 May. Wiltshire Council is currently working in partnership with Salisbury Rugby Club to deliver walking rugby, a non-contact version of the traditional game at walking pace, making sessions more accessible and creating a fun and social sporting opportunity. It is… Read More…

New emotional health and wellbeing for children book released by local author.

New emotional health and wellbeing for children book released by local author.

Positive emotional health in a child’s earliest years can be a critical factor in their future development. Offering practical suggestions for games, activities and exercises designed to promote emotional wellbeing in young children, this essential guide showcases a wide range of approaches such as mindfulness and meditation, Forest School and Reggio Emilia to provide a… Read More…

95% of B&NES families get preferred primary school place

95% of B&NES families get preferred primary school place

95% of families in Bath and North East Somerset have been offered their preferred choice for primary school places for 2017/18. The total number of applications received from Bath and North East Somerset residents was 1,798. 1,706 pupils were offered their first preference school, 64 pupils were offered their second preference and 12 pupils offered… Read More…

92% of Wiltshire families offered first choice primary school

92% of Wiltshire families offered first choice primary school

92% of Wiltshire children have been offered their first choice primary school this September with 98% of families being offered one of their top three choices. Parents who applied online can view the information on which school their child will attend today by going to https://admissions.wiltshire.gov.uk/prefs.php Most parents now apply for places online with almost… Read More…

Wiltshire schools are top in the country

Wiltshire schools are top in the country

Wiltshire schools are top in the country for providing the best quality new school places at primary and secondary school level, according to a national report. The Department for Education (DfE) “scorecard” report puts Wiltshire Council as the top ranking local authority in England for the quality of school places provided. The report provides data… Read More…

Ignyte Ltd. Reg number 7125489. Registered in England and Wales. Registered address: 46 Frome Road, Radstock Ba3 3LF | Refund Policy | Privacy Policy | Payment Terms