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Winter Wonderland at Puxton Park

Winter Wonderland at Puxton Park

Santa’s Grotto Opening 1st December This Christmas, Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves are returning to Puxton Park’s Winter Wonderland. Santa’s Grotto will be opening on the 1st December. All of the park’s visitors are invited to enjoy their new “Cosy Cottage” and events room, free with admission price. This is where all of the children… Read More…

Road Safety Week 2018 highlights the need to be Bike Smart

Road Safety Week 2018 highlights the need to be Bike Smart

A free cycling roadshow will be taking place in Bath next week, helping cyclists get ‘Bike Smart’ for winter as part of UK Road Safety Week 2018. Offering on-site cycle maintenance services, anti-theft cycle marking and a competition to win cycling lights, the roadshow is part of a wider campaign focusing on the safety of… Read More…

Mells cabaret show in aid of We Hear You

Mells cabaret show in aid of We Hear You

Local performer Rosie Miles is organising a cabaret in Mells Tithe Barn on 15th December in aid of Frome-based counselling charity We Hear You. This is the second time Rosie’s cabaret has come to Mells and the event ruffled some local feathers the last time it was held in 2011. Described by Rosie as ‘a… Read More…

Bath Podium Library announcement

Bath Podium Library announcement

Proposals for the remodelling of Bath Central Library at the Podium have been put on hold by Bath & North East Somerset Council. The scheme proposes a number of council and partner services move into a new-look library alongside the closure of the existing one stop shop in Manvers Street. The decision to freeze the… Read More…

Consultation on Local Plan for Bath & North East Somerset

Consultation on Local Plan for Bath & North East Somerset

Options to deliver future developments including new homes, jobs and transport across Bath and North East Somerset are going out to public consultation. Residents are being encouraged to take part in the latest stage in the creation of a new Local Plan for the district, which once adopted will form the basis for determining planning… Read More…

Christmas Party Invitation To All The Children of Frome

Christmas Party Invitation To All The Children of Frome

Frome Children’s Festival is happy to announce that Sunday 16th December has been confirmed as the date for the annual Children’s Christmas Party at the Cheese and Grain.  Open to all the children and families of Frome, this exciting event will be packed with sparkles, music, magic, Santa’s grotto and party food to decorate. As the excitement builds and… Read More…

Love our High Streets £10m investment

Love our High Streets £10m investment

Up to £10m is set to be invested in boosting our region’s high streets thanks to the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). Regional Mayor Tim Bowles met with Toby Savage, Leader of South Gloucestershire Council; Cllr Tim Warren, Leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council, and Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol on Friday,… Read More…

Budget causes anger for parents and teachers

Budget causes anger for parents and teachers

Teachers and parents have reacted with anger on social media to the Chancellor’s budget claims that schools are to receive a one-off payment of £400m for “little extras.” Schools in England will receive the sum to spend on “little extras they need” the chancellor, Philip Hammond, said when delivering the budget in parliament yesterday. The… Read More…

Flat rate introduced on First Buses

Flat rate introduced on First Buses

Fares on FirstBus routes are changing as they have introduced a flat rate for the first time ever on buses travelling in the West of England transport area. The changes, which will come into effect on November 11, will cover Bristol and the surrounding areas of South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath & North East Somerset.… Read More…

The Bishop’s Palace Christmas Artisan Markets

The Bishop’s Palace Christmas Artisan Markets

Following the huge successes of 2016 and 2017, the Christmas Artisan Markets will once again return in early November to The Bishop’s Palace in Wells. Last year’s visitors were delighted by the range of unusual and inspirational artisan stalls, with many stall holders local to Somerset and creating stunning gifts from local materials. The team… Read More…

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