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Young people turn to Childline over pressure of exam stress

Young people turn to Childline over pressure of exam stress

Thousands of children and teenagers are seeking help from Childline as they struggle to cope with the pressure of taking exams. New figures from the NSPCC-service reveal it delivered 3,135 counselling sessions on exam stress in 2017/18 – just over a fifth of these took place in May. Half of the counselling sessions were with… Read More…

Have your say on new primary school plans

Have your say on new primary school plans

The outline plans for a parcel of land off Silver Street to include a 630-place school, 40 homes, 15 age-restricted properties and a care home, as well as road improvements, footpaths and cycleways have been made public, with a decision from B&NES Council expected in August. Public comments can be made on the plans until… Read More…

Local People’s views on Keynsham High Street trial released

Local People’s views on Keynsham High Street trial released

Bath & North East Somerset Council would like to thank residents, shoppers, workers and businesses for giving their views on the experimental one-way trial on Keynsham High Street. A total of 1,559 responses were received to the public survey questionnaire, one of the highest responses received in any recent Council consultation in Bath and North… Read More…

Mothercare confirms 50 store closures

Mothercare confirms 50 store closures

Mothercare, one of the only high street stores dedicated to baby products and clothes, has announced that it will be closing fifty stores around the country as part of their reshuffle. It is a move that will put 800 jobs at risk. The retailer said it was in a “perilous” financial position and has already… Read More…

Recognising the importance of local heritage

Recognising the importance of local heritage

Bath & North East Somerset Council is asking local people for their views on its plans to ensure that buildings, structures, monuments and other features which are not statutory listed, but considered locally important heritage, are recognised, looked after and taken into consideration in planning decisions. The Council wants to identify and create a list… Read More…

Kids called on to get creative and Colour the Coach for Bath

Kids called on to get creative and Colour the Coach for Bath

National Express is calling on kids in Bath to get creative and design a summer advert for their city – to take pride of place on the side of a coach. The UK’s largest coach operator’s national Colour the Coach competition challenges youngsters aged 5-15 to enter by designing a summer-themed poster promoting their home… Read More…

Councils slash funding for deaf children

Councils slash funding for deaf children

This week marks 2018’s Deaf Awareness Week, so it is sad, but unsurprising to hear reports that council funding cuts have meant that hundreds of children in schools across the country that need extra help because they are deaf or hard of hearing are now struggling. The figures, obtained through Freedom of Information requests, show… Read More…

Bath Festival’s Word on the Street Trail features local children

Bath Festival’s Word on the Street Trail features local children

Written work from pupils at Fosse Way School and Westfield Primary School in Westfield, near Bath, has been chosen to appear in an exhibition in Bath. The Word on the Street Trail features ten pieces of writing created by children and young people and are dotted around the city centre, in shop windows, on trees and… Read More…

Bath Clean Air Charging Zone update

Bath Clean Air Charging Zone update

Detailed studies, to establish possible charges for different types of non-compliant vehicles driving into a proposed Clean Air Charging Zone, were announced today by Bath and North East Somerset Council. The council has been told by the government, along with 27 other local authorities, that it must comply with NO2 limits by 2021 at the… Read More…

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