Monthly Archives: May 2019

Council responds to climate change protest

Council responds to climate change protest

We understand the strength of feeling shown today by young people and many others from across our community. We share their concerns and recognise that urgent action is needed.  We have declared a Climate Emergency and are committed to provide leadership to enable carbon neutrality by 2030.

The council is drawing up an action plan and we look forward to meeting with representatives of the Bath Youth Climate Alliance in early June to discuss their ideas and requests.

The new administration has already introduced changes to reflect its commitment to tackling climate change. We have created a cabinet portfolio specifically for Climate Emergency and every council decision will now be assessed for how it delivers our climate commitments.

Cllr Dine Romero, Leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council, said “It is clear that this is an issue young people feel passionately about and I have been inspired by their determination to bring about change. Earlier this year we declared a climate emergency and we are now looking at how we can inspire and enable our community to reduce their carbon emissions.  By making changes locally we can have an impact, but climate change is a global issue and Governments across the world need to act.”

Here are the top baby names of 2019 so far

Here are the top baby names of 2019 so far

As we’re nearly half way through the year, we thought we’d check in with the top rated baby names of this year and there have already been some interesting new addition. Baby name generators have surprisingly found Posie and Milo have topped the list so far this year. Older names, biblical names and literary picks… Read More…

Pass on your love of reading

Pass on your love of reading

Volunteers are needed this summer to pass their love of reading onto children during this year’s Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge, taking place across all Somerset Libraries. Last year, over 7,400 children took part in the challenge in Somerset and this couldn’t have been achieved without the help of volunteers. Volunteers need to be aged… Read More…

Five Reasons Why You Need To Visit The Royal Navy International Air Day 2019!

Five Reasons Why You Need To Visit The Royal Navy International Air Day 2019!

The Royal Navy International Air Day will take place on Saturday 13 July at the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in Somerset, to showcase the Fleet Air Arm’s current and future capabilities and historic accomplishments spanning over 100 years. As one of the South West’s largest one day events, it’s increasingly popular with both families… Read More…

Have you got what it takes to make a difference?

Have you got what it takes to make a difference?

Fostering can be an amazing and rewarding journey. Fostering Fortnight, which started on May 13, offered the ideal time to catch up with Mal and his wife Chriscelle, foster carers living in Keynsham… Even before they were married, Mal and Chriscelle had talked about fostering at some point in the future, but it wasn’t until after… Read More…

B&NES Schools take action on funding crisis

B&NES Schools take action on funding crisis

A B&NES wide campaign is now in force to tackle budget cuts to the region’s schools. Parents and carers in Bath and North East Somerset will have received a letter recently from their child’s school regarding the funding crisis for schools in B&NES. The letter says that although parents and carers may be aware of… Read More…

Colour, Crafts and Cacti

Colour, Crafts and Cacti

Family Fun this half term at the American Museum and Gardens. Jet off to America this half-term holiday without the need for suitcases or passports and join the American Museum and Gardens for some family fan. Inspired by the museum’s current exhibition, Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in America, and the SouthWest’s newest garden attraction, the young… Read More…

Government praises Council’s ‘cost effective’ schools programme

Government praises Council’s ‘cost effective’ schools programme

Somerset’s work to build and expand schools has been highlighted as a model of good practice by Government. The County Council has been praised by Lord Agnew, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Education for its ‘efficient’ and ‘cost effective’ schools capital programme. In his letter to the Council’s Chief Executive, Pat Flaherty, Lord Agnew said the Government… Read More…

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