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Farrington’s Prepare for Bumper Fun at Annual Pumpkin Festival!

Farrington’s Prepare for Bumper Fun at Annual Pumpkin Festival!

Next month Farrington’s opens its gate for their annual pumpkin festival! The event has grown year on year since starting in 2016 and the Spookley Pumpkin Festival and the Great Pumpkin Smash this year is expected to be the best yet for visitors to the farm shop, café and shopping village in Farrington Gurney. This year the pumpkin… Read More…

Deadline approaching for secondary school place applications

Deadline approaching for secondary school place applications

Deadline approaching for secondary school place applications  Parents across Bath and North East Somerset, whose children are currently in Year 6 are being reminded that the deadline for applying for a secondary school place for September 2019 is fast approaching.   And they are being urged to fill in all five preferences available to them… Read More…

Record year for new house builds across Bath and North East Somerset

Record year for new house builds across Bath and North East Somerset

It’s been another record year for house building across Bath and North East Somerset with 1245 new homes constructed – the most in the authority’s 22 year history. Council figures show this is the third year running construction targets have been exceeded, helping to ease the housing pressure in the district. Taking action to deliver… Read More…

Council welcomes new interns

Council welcomes new interns

Nine young people with learning disabilities have started a year-long employability programme with  Bath & North East Somerset Council. This is the 10th year the council has welcomed interns from Project Search – an initiative led by the council in partnership with Bath College and Virgin Care.  The aim of the scheme is to support young… Read More…

Flu Jab being offered to over-65s

Flu Jab being offered to over-65s

People aged over 65 living in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will receive a new type of flu jab this year, which is considered to be more effective than other available vaccines. The new vaccine is one of three flu jabs that are available for the different groups of individuals who are… Read More…

RUH in Bath shortlisted for three prestigious national excellence awards

RUH in Bath shortlisted for three prestigious national excellence awards

Three pioneering projects from the Royal United Hospital in Bath have been named as finalists in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards. The national awards celebrate excellence and innovations throughout the health service. Dr Lesley Jordan, Consultant Anaesthetist and Patient Safety Lead and her team have been shortlisted for two awards – one for introducing… Read More…

Police cuts reversed

Police cuts reversed

Up to 300 more police officers are set to join Avon and Somerset Police this year after cuts are reversed. This comes as latest figures show the force lost another seventy officers from its roster over the past year. This means that compared to 2010 there are 655 fewer officers on the streets, leaving a… Read More…

Museums Week in Bath and North East Somerset this October half-term

Museums Week in Bath and North East Somerset this October half-term

Museums across Bath & North East Somerset will host an exciting programme of special events and activities over October half-term for Museums Week (27 October to 4 November 2018). Organised by Bath & North East Somerset Council, Museums Week celebrates the unique collections and activities in our local museums. All activities are free for residents with… Read More…

Library announces new ebook and audio book service

Library announces new ebook and audio book service

LibrariesWest, the group of council-run libraries across the south-west have announced a new ebook and audiobook loan service. The new LibrariesWest shared E-Book and E Audio Book services are now live – available as websites and apps (for iOS, Android & Kindle Fire). The resources of 8 local authorities in the South West have been… Read More…

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