BANES News

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…

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…

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…

Love skating? Hate cancer? Join in with this fundraiser!

Roller gang host a benefit roller disco for skater with cancer. The Lady Roller Gang, who have been skating as a team since 2012, are hosting a fundraiser for one of their members, Kirsty, who recently had the devastating news that their cancer had returned and spread. And what do you do when you love skating… Read More…

Our Power energy scheme launched in Bath and North East Somerset

Our Power energy scheme launched in Bath and North East Somerset

Two new energy tariffs were launched today 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. The new scheme, called Our Power In B&NES, offers locally-generated renewable energy to residents through a collaboration with not-for-profit energy supplier Our… Read More…

Adult education budget being decided by WECA

Adult education budget being decided by WECA

Schools across the country might be suffering under budget cuts, but an estimated £17 million is set to be signed over from the Government to the West of England Combined Authority, which makes up Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire, to be used for Adult Education. The West of England Combined Authority… Read More…

Schools in B&NES leading the way to fight against budget cuts

Schools in B&NES leading the way to fight against budget cuts

Welton Primary School in Midsomer Norton, outside of Bath, is leading the way for parents to voice their concerns about cuts to school budgets. Jon Snell, the head at Welton Primary, has told local press that a national funding crisis has left his school at breaking point and he hopes that mums and dads will… Read More…

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