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Heartbreaking impact of domestic abuse heard at event

Heartbreaking impact of domestic abuse heard at event

With more than 3,000 domestic abuse incidents reported in Wiltshire in 16/17, a host of professionals attended an event on the 6th December to promote a worldwide awareness campaign and hear about the work being done to highlight this important issue. There were more than 60 people at the event in County Hall, held to… Read More…

Visit Father Christmas Grottos 

Visit Father Christmas Grottos 

Visit Father Christmas Grottos – A workshop of elves, a magical sleigh, and Father Christmas sat in his big chair. There is nothing more magical for children at this time of the year.  So it’s good news that we have listed a few places below where the jolly man himself will be making some stop-offs    Cholderton Charlies… Read More…

Don’t expect antibiotics for children

Don’t expect antibiotics for children

Don’t expect antibiotics for children – giving children antibiotics when they don’t need them puts children and family at risk  Antibiotics are essential to treat serious bacterial infections, such as meningitis, pneumonia and sepsis, but they are frequently being used to treat illnesses, such as coughs, earache and sore throats that can get better by… Read More…

Camp Bestival Line-up Revealed

Camp Bestival Line-up Revealed

THE FIRST BIG WAVE OF ACTS UNVEILED! – Camp Bestival Line-up Revealed **PLUS AMAZING XMAS FAMILY OFFER AND PAYMENT PLAN **     Festi-holiday frolics ahoy! The Camp Bestival crew are hitting the slipway to launch our good ship onto the high seas of the summer holiday, brimming with incredible spectacles, joyous music, amazing food, luxury camping… Read More…

Pink kittens highlight dangers of driving while distracted

Pink kittens highlight dangers of driving while distracted

Pink kittens highlight dangers of driving while distracted Somerset County Council is supporting Think! road safety in its latest campaign to deter young drivers from using their mobile phones while driving. Research has shown that younger drivers are three times more likely to use a mobile phone while driving than older drivers. They are also less… Read More…

Camp Bestival Theme Announced

Camp Bestival Theme Announced

ANCHORS AWEIGH! CAMP BESTIVAL SETS SAIL IN 2018 PLUS, DON’T MISS OUT ON OUR SPECIAL CHRISTMAS PROMOTION: GET YOUR CAMP BESTIVAL STOCKING-FILLERS WHEN YOU ORDER BEFORE 11TH DECEMBER 2017 A life on the ocean wave is the one for us, so Team CB are very excited indeed to reveal that our theme for 2018 is Camp Bestival Sets Sail! Kicking… Read More…

Could you volunteer to help children in care?

Could you volunteer to help children in care?

Wiltshire Council’s independent visitor scheme is looking for volunteers to help children in care. Research shows that many children in care would like to be offered the support of an independent adult in their lives. Independent visitors are volunteers who can spend quality time with a child or young person in care, listen to their… Read More…

Search to find Mrs Claus with the X-Factor

Search to find Mrs Claus with the X-Factor

A west country tourist attraction is launching a search to find a traditional Mrs Claus to run it’s Festive Cosy Cottage this winter. Puxton Park, in Hewish, is searching for a person to fill the role of a jolly Mrs Claus, who has the festive X-Factor to bring some Christmas cheer to it’s young visitors.… Read More…

Council faces difficult decisions in tough financial climate

Council faces difficult decisions in tough financial climate

Despite already making significant savings and capitalising on opportunities to earn income, Bath & North East Somerset Council says it will have to make difficult financial decisions over the coming years as it seeks to continue to balance its budget. Almost three quarters of all councils in England that deliver social care are struggling to… Read More…

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