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Proposal to transform local maternity services is approved

Proposal to transform local maternity services is approved

The joint Governing Bodies of Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (BSW CCGs) today approved a proposal to improve and modernise maternity services across the region. The decision follows a three-year period of engagement and consultation with more than 4,000 mums, families, staff and partners in the community to develop… Read More…

Online Climate and Nature Emergency help for parish councils

Online Climate and Nature Emergency help for parish councils

A new toolkit giving parish councils advice on how they can act locally on the climate emergency has been published online by Bath & North East Somerset Council. The council’s guide highlights actions that parish councils and communities can take to reduce emissions and energy consumption as well as where they can go to get… Read More…

Bird’s eye view of new special school

Bird’s eye view of new special school

Work on a new £21m special school in Somerset is progressing well with the aim of completion in January 2021. And spectacular aerial footage of the Polden Bower school site in Bridgwater shows the shape and scale of the Somerset County Council project that is part of a wider programme to boost provision for children… Read More…

Public exhibition of detailed designs for Keynsham High Street improvements

Public exhibition of detailed designs for Keynsham High Street improvements

New designs to enhance Keynsham town centre and create a better environment to encourage more walking and cycling will be available to view at a public exhibition starting on 24 January. Bath & North East Somerset Council’s detailed plans for Keynsham come after improvements to the public realm were highlighted as a key priority by… Read More…

Shut that door – and help save energy

Shut that door – and help save energy

Shops and businesses in Bath are being asked to ‘shut that door’ as part of a new drive to save energy and help them cut fuel bills. Bath and North East Somerset Council and Bath BID are supporting the campaign to get shops, restaurants and cafés, to keep their doors closed during the working day.… Read More…

Frome’s Window Wanderland returns!

Frome’s Window Wanderland returns!

Frome Window Wanderland 28th February – 2nd March 2020 5.30 – 9.00pm each evening Frome Window Wanderland is a fun community event where anyone can make a display in their own window (or garden) and light it up for others to wander around and enjoy! The event is completely free with no fees to participate. Making… Read More…

February Half Term Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

February Half Term Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

This February, The Bishop’s Palace will kick off its annual children’s activities programme with a fun-filled February Half Term. The activities in 2020 will continue with the popular family craft sessions called “Crafty Cats” taking place every Tuesday during school holidays in the medieval Undercroft. Our popular ‘Nature Ninjas’ sessions, which take place in the… Read More…

Pickleball arrives in South Gloucestershire

Pickleball arrives in South Gloucestershire

You’ve heard of football, netball and maybe even korfball, but pickleball is the new fully-inclusive sporting phenomenon set to sweep across Thornbury – with local residents opening the town’s first-ever Pickleball Club. Originating from Washington USA, pickleball has become increasingly popular in recent years. In the USA there are now over three million players and… Read More…

Mobile library routes review – what it will mean for you

Mobile library routes review – what it will mean for you

Mobile library routes across Bath & North East Somerset are set to change to extend the reach of the service, improve safety for users and reduce the library’s carbon footprint. The route review has been designed to encourage greater use of the mobile library by focusing on areas with no community library provision and removing… Read More…

Proposal to transform local maternity services reaches final decision stage

Proposal to transform local maternity services reaches final decision stage

The decision on a proposal to transform maternity services across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will be made at the joint Governing Bodies meeting in common for the three Clinical Commissioning Groups on 16 January 2020. Lucy Baker, Director of Service Delivery across BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire said: “Over the last three… Read More…

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