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Toy Library Brings Joy, Learning and Choice to Children and their Parents

Toy Library Brings Joy, Learning and Choice to Children and their Parents

In these days of environmental awareness it can be a particular challenge for families trying to balance low-plastic use with tight budgets and the need to keep the children entertained. Frome Toy Library, a well-loved, non-profit community service, based in the market town of Frome, has been busy taking this challenge on as they move into… Read More…

Santa books his dates at the Grand Pier

Santa books his dates at the Grand Pier

Santa will once again be booking into the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare to meet local children in the run-up to Christmas – and he will have an extra-special gift for them, too. Every youngster who visits Santa in his new grotto at the seafront attraction will be presented with a book, Santa And His Missing… Read More…

Bath and North East Somerset Roadworks Report

Bath and North East Somerset Roadworks Report

Period: 11 November 2019 to 25 November 2019  Bath & North East Somerset Council is responsible for the maintenance of some 1150km of adopted highway within its boundaries as well developing the network to improve safety, accessibility, and ease congestion. In addition it has to accommodate works by utility companies. To help make our communities… Read More…

Raising awareness of HIV in the over 50s

Raising awareness of HIV in the over 50s

Bath and North East Somerset’s public health team is backing Age UK’s campaign to raise awareness of the increasing rate of HIV in the over 50s. There are currently more than 100 people living with HIV across Bath and North East Somerset, with one in three over the age of 50. Nationally over the past… Read More…

New gritting fleet set to keep B&NES moving this winter

New gritting fleet set to keep B&NES moving this winter

Nine new low-emission gritting lorries are set to keep roads safe and traffic moving across Bath and North East Somerset during freezing weather, thanks to investment from the council. Bath & North East Somerset Council has taken delivery of the state-of-the art vehicles, which are fitted with the latest Euro VI OBD-D rated engines. The… Read More…

Christmas and New Year recycling and rubbish collections

Christmas and New Year recycling and rubbish collections

Recycling and rubbish collection dates across Bath and North East Somerset will be revised over Christmas and New Year. There will be no collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day. Look out for the flyer advising of the revised collection dates which will be delivered to residents in the post at the… Read More…

Recycle electrical goods on your doorstep and pick up rewards!

Recycle electrical goods on your doorstep and pick up rewards!

Residents in Bath and North East Somerset could win prizes of £50 in shopping vouchers this autumn for recycling broken or unwanted electrical items from the comfort of their homes. The council is continuing its partnership with technology company BetterPoints to run BetterRecycle, a scheme that encourages people to recycle their old electrical items with… Read More…

Community schemes to benefit from £118,000 funding boost

Community schemes to benefit from £118,000 funding boost

Councillors across Bath and North East are to be allocated £2000 each to support projects that help improve the lives of residents in their local community Schemes such as planting trees, organising community litter picks, improving village hall facilities or even community events could benefit from some of the £118,000. The leader of the council,… Read More…

Escape the hustle and bustle in the run up to Christmas

Escape the hustle and bustle in the run up to Christmas

Bath Central Library will be offering a safe and quiet space for families with children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities in the run up to Christmas. The aim is to help them escape the crowds and noise they may find stressful. The Quiet Spaces project will be piloted at the… Read More…

Somerset Schools’ War Against Waste

Somerset Schools’ War Against Waste

Somerset Schools are embracing the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” message thanks to the Schools Against Waste project. Started in 2018, the project is a partnership between environmental education charity Carymoor Environmental Trust and Somerset Waste Partnership and aims to raise awareness of the waste problem and encourage ways that schools can make a difference through practicing… Read More…

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