Bristol 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Preschool gets Good rating

Preschool gets Good rating

Hanham Toddlers Pre School, which meets at Hanham Methodist Church in Chapel Road has been given an overall Good rating from Ofsted with some outstanding features. The inspector said the effectiveness of leadership and management, along with the quality of the teaching, learning and assessment and the outcomes for the children were all Good. The… Read More…

Standard of education is improving

Standard of education is improving

The standard of education at Hanham Woods Academy is improving say Ofsted inspectors. The school was inspected last month and the report said the academy was taking effective action in its efforts to come out of special measures. Last autumn, the school was rated as Inadequate in all key areas with Ofsted critical of leadership… Read More…

Campaign success for railway path to school ramp

Campaign success for railway path to school ramp

Pupils at Redfield Edge Primary School, in Bristol, are celebrating after their campaign to get a ramp installed from the Bristol and Bath Railway Path to their school has been successful. Kingswood MP, Chris Skidmore and local Councillors, Sam Bromiley and Paul Hughes went along to share the good news with the Year 5 pupils… Read More…

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