Monthly Archives: October 2020

Frome to host virtual light switch on and DIY lantern trail

Frome to host virtual light switch on and DIY lantern trail

The Christmas tree lights will be switched on by the Mayor of Frome on Sunday, November 29 and the switch on will be live streamed so everyone can enjoy from the warm comfort of their own homes.

The team at Light the Night are still creating beautiful DIY lanterns – but as the parade cant take place – they will put the lanterns in front windows and gardens to create a special lantern trail around the town.

Mayor of Frome, Anita Collier, said: “As I’m sure everyone understands, the safety of our residents and any visitors is our number one priority, this is why we are unable to gather together in the Market Place as we normally would.

“But, Christmas is most definitely not cancelled and together we can still make sure Frome brings light and cheer to our streets. I do hope you’ll be able to join me online with our virtual Christmas tree light switch on”.

Rental e-scooter scheme starts in Bristol and Bath

Rental e-scooter scheme starts in Bristol and Bath

E-scooters are now available to hire in Bath and Bristol as part of a trial led by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA).  West of England Mayor Tim Bowles and Cllr Dine Romero, leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council, along with Voi Technology, the UK’s leading e-scooter operator, launched the new regional scheme at Bath’s Royal Crescent.… Read More…

B&NES residents to get Covid alert letter

B&NES residents to get Covid alert letter

A stark warning letter outlining the clear danger of a local lockdown facing Bath and North East Somerset is being sent to all households this week. Residents will receive the letter from council leader Dine Romero and chief executive Will Godfrey. It urges everyone to to play their part to stop the spread of coronavirus… Read More…

Celebrating Bonfire Night: keep it small, keep it safe

Celebrating Bonfire Night: keep it small, keep it safe

Staying ‘firework safe’ is always important when celebrating Bonfire Night and this year it’s vital to stay Covid-safe too. In the absence of organised displays, Bath & North East Somerset Council is encouraging anyone planning to have fireworks at home to follow the firework code, as well as the rule of six and hands, face,… Read More…

School transport update

School transport update

More than 2,500 pupils, who are entitled to free school transport, have been taken safely to and from school this term despite the challenges posed by coronavirus. Ahead of the new academic year Bath & North East Somerset Council worked with its partners to ensure entitled pupils travel needs were met by its free Home-to-School… Read More…

Sign up to The Big Vote! urge Somerset Youth Parliament

Sign up to The Big Vote! urge Somerset Youth Parliament

The call is out to make sure as many young people as possible across Somerset have their voices heard in the UK’s biggest youth survey ‘Make Your Mark’. Somerset Youth Parliament and Somerset County Council are encouraging schools, colleges and youth projects across the county to have their say, make a difference and ensure young… Read More…

Council steps in over Free School Meals

Council steps in over Free School Meals

Bath & North East Somerset Council and partners today held emergency talks to make sure no child will go hungry during school holidays, this follows the government’s decision to stop funding free school meals during the holidays. The council and partners have pledged to pull resources together. There are currently more than 4,000 children in Bath and North… Read More…

Family Safeguarding Team launches in Somerset

Family Safeguarding Team launches in Somerset

A new way to support children and families in Somerset is launching from today with the aim of strengthening families to overcome their issues and reducing the number of children needing to come into care. Somerset County Council, in partnership with The YOU Trust and the Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service (SDAS), has created the… Read More…

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