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Making a racket about Keynsham’s reuse sale

Making a racket about Keynsham’s reuse sale

Shoppers looking for furniture and household goods can bag a bargain at a popular reuse sale organised by Bath and North East Somerset Council. The sale is returning, with a wide variety of recycled goods on Saturday 21 July, from 10am-12 noon at the old MOD building, next to the Recycling Centre, in Pixash Lane.… Read More…

Summer Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells

Summer Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells

If the thought of the long school summer holidays is filling you with dread, look no further than The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, which has a huge range of fun-filled activities on offer this year from July through to the end of August! The first of the weekly “Make it Mondays” Family Craft Activities begins… Read More…

Skate contest rolls into Melksham

Skate contest rolls into Melksham

The final event in a countywide skate competition, supported by Wiltshire Council comes to Melksham’s popular skate park on 21 July. Youngsters from across the area will head to Melksham’s new skatepark with prizes at stake in a number of disciplines in the finale of this year’s Wiltshire Skate Series. The Fifth Skatepark, in King… Read More…

Supporting young people into employment

Supporting young people into employment

Nine young people with learning disabilities have graduated from a Bath and North East Somerset Council scheme aimed at helping them into employment. The interns took part in Project Search – an initiative led by the council in partnership with Bath College and Virgin Care to support young adults with learning disabilities into work. Each… Read More…

New bus service contracts awarded in Bath and North East Somerset

New bus service contracts awarded in Bath and North East Somerset

New contracts, to run many council-supported bus services in Bath and North East Somerset, have been awarded following a public consultation, review and competitive tender. From September 2 the majority of existing supported bus routes across Bath and North East Somerset will remain the same while a few services will be restructured to give better… Read More…

Sign up for two new energy tariffs

Sign up for two new energy tariffs

Residents are being encouraged to find out about two new energy tariffs offering a choice of green and affordable deals by supplier Our Power supported by Bath and North East Somerset Council and Bath & West Community Energy. Councillor Mark Shelford (Conservative Lyncombe) cabinet member for Transport and Environment, was the first at the council… Read More…

Get Active keeps kids busy this summer

Get Active keeps kids busy this summer

With the summer holidays only weeks away, Wiltshire Council’s Get Active programme has sports and activities for young people of all ages. Our sports camps this year include athletics, basketball, cricket, dance, tennis and football, and are run alongside partners including Wiltshire Cricket, Wiltshire Tennis and Swindon Town Football in the Community. These fun and… Read More…

The Big Doodle at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells

The Big Doodle at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells

Calling all young artists! Find your inner Picasso, Hepworth, Hirst or Monet and you could be featured in a Palace exhibition. This summer, The Bishop’s Palace is holding an art competition for children, designed to get youngsters engaging with art and to discover new skills. Open to any talented or enthusiastic mini-artists, the competition will… Read More…

Wiltshire Council pledges £1.2m to help vulnerable families

Wiltshire Council pledges £1.2m to help vulnerable families

Wiltshire Council is preparing for the rise in demand for social care with a £1.2m investment to support families and children. It has agreed to fund additional social workers and support staff to provide a sustainable service for those people who need it most. A strategy – approved by the council’s cabinet at its meeting… Read More…

Every little helps for young savers at school bank

Every little helps for young savers at school bank

A bank with a difference has been set up at St Barnabas C of E Primary School for young savers. The scheme is already paying dividends for the youngsters, with dozens already signed up and saving money each week. The LifeSavers scheme is a financial education programme and the brainchild of the Archbishop of Canterbury… Read More…

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