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Hone your horticultural skills at Sydney Gardens

Hone your horticultural skills at Sydney Gardens

Free gardening training and a wealth of volunteering opportunities are on offer at Bath’s Sydney Gardens throughout 2020. Residents are invited to become outdoor gardening and conservation volunteers or take advantage of free training in horticultural skills. Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Sydney Gardens team is holding volunteering sessions on Wednesday mornings and the… Read More…

Action over air quality in Temple Cloud and Farrington Gurney

Action over air quality in Temple Cloud and Farrington Gurney

People are being given the chance to have their say and drop in at a series of events about Bath & North East Somerset Council’s plans to improve poor air quality in Temple Cloud and Farrington Gurney. The council has launched its Temple Cloud and Farrington Gurney Air Quality Action Plan consultation and is inviting… Read More…

Charity Give £25K Grant to Tackle Child Hunger in North Bristol

Charity Give £25K Grant to Tackle Child Hunger in North Bristol

The National Benevolent Charity has granted Bristol food redistribution charity, FareShare South West, £25,000 to tackle child hunger in the North Bristol area. FareShare South West take in-date, good quality surplus food from across the food industry and redistribute it to over 260 organisations across the region, in turn preventing surplus food from going to… Read More…

Community energy helping to meet climate emergency targets

Community energy helping to meet climate emergency targets

The region’s community energy sector has come together with local authorities who have declared a climate emergency to consider their key role in helping to deliver new targets for renewable energy. Bath & North East Somerset Council hosted more than 90 people from community and public sector organisations at the Wessex Community Energy Network Conference… Read More…

Song to Boost Funds for Longleat’s  Bushfire Charity Appeal

Song to Boost Funds for Longleat’s Bushfire Charity Appeal

Longleat has released a song to help raise money for their bushfire charity appeal. Featuring a 30-strong choir made up of staff and keepers, ‘Together’ was written by a member of the Longleat team and recorded at the Cheese & Grain studio in Frome. As well as the choir, it also includes didgeridoos and Aboriginal… Read More…

Puxton Park Confronts Climate Change

Puxton Park Confronts Climate Change

Puxton Park Tourist Attraction, located in Hewish, near Weston-super-Mare, makes changes to help the current climate emergency. Climate change is a known issue and the UK government has a target to become ‘carbon neutral’ by 2030. Managing Director of Puxton Park, Alistair Mead, says “It’s important to help where we can. In addition to the… Read More…

Main roads litter clear-up launches across North East Somerset

Main roads litter clear-up launches across North East Somerset

Tonnes of rubbish thrown into verges on some of the busiest main roads across North East Somerset are being picked up by Bath & North East Somerset Council as part of a six-week clean-up blitz. More than 150 miles of verges on busy A and B roads will be covered by the counicl’s cleansing teams… Read More…

St Mary’s Timsbury, Science Fair 2020

St Mary’s Timsbury, Science Fair 2020

Building on the success of our 2017 event, St Mary’s Primary School in Timsbury are having a Science Fair on Saturday 7th March. Doors open 10:00am and we close at 1:00pm. This is a free event. We’ll have a range of stalls to give you the chance to do some hands-on exploring. We have a… Read More…

Council sets out new suicide prevention strategy

Council sets out new suicide prevention strategy

An ambitious plan to reduce suicide and self-harm as well as tackle the stigma around people who take their own life has been put forward for Bath and North East Somerset. The proposed Suicide Prevention Strategy for Bath and North East Somerset 2020-2023 outlines the commitment of Bath & North East Somerset Council working in… Read More…

Council signs the Time to Change Pledge

Council signs the Time to Change Pledge

Bath and North East Somerset Council today joined thousands of other employers across the country in committing to encourage all of us to talk about mental health issues. Today is Time to Talk Day and the council has resigned it’s Time to Change Employer’s pledge, which it first signed in 2017, to help tackle the… Read More…

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