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Programme to keep children Fit and Fed this summer

Programme to keep children Fit and Fed this summer

Wiltshire Council is working closely with a local school and partners to continue to run a summer programme to help children stay active during the holidays. Fit and Fed is a national programme combining sport with healthy food choices, as a response to the threat of hunger, isolation, and inactivity that some children experience during… Read More…

Remember to be #tickaware

Remember to be #tickaware

Anyone planning a trip to the great outdoors is encouraged to be #tickaware as warmer weather heightens the risk of tick bites. More people are expected to be enjoying Somerset’s countryside, parks and gardens with the further easing of Coronavirus restrictions and the start of the summer holidays. Ticks like the warmer weather as much… Read More…

The Bishop’s Palace Summer Family Activities

The Bishop’s Palace Summer Family Activities

The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens in Wells, Somerset has announced its revised Summer Family Activity programme to keep families entertained during the school holidays. Due to the current pandemic, the Palace has had to cancel its hugely popular packed public events programme, but has this week released its plans to help families to enjoy the… Read More…

Life after lockdown: The impact on child and adolescent mental health.

Life after lockdown: The impact on child and adolescent mental health.

Post by Hannah Byrne, Accredited Child and Adolescent Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. www.saplingcbt.co.uk With some children returning to school parents are facing new pressures. Many have returned or changed their working practice and services are reopening as we start the transition to our new normal. During this period of adjustment and social re integration you may… Read More…

Bath and North East Somerset libraries reopen for ‘grab and go’ service

Bath and North East Somerset libraries reopen for ‘grab and go’ service

Residents will be welcomed back to Bath, Keynsham and Midsomer Norton libraries from Monday July 6 with a limited and safe service for people to enjoy. Following the Government announcement that libraries can reopen, Bath & North East Somerset Council’s libraries team will be offering ‘grab and go’ self-service borrowing for people to choose from… Read More…

Welcome back to America: no passport required!

Welcome back to America: no passport required!

If it’s fresh air and space to spend socially distanced time with friends and family you are after, then the gardens the American Museum & Gardens, are just what you need. Opened in September 2018 by Alan Titchmarsh, the New American Garden is the first European commission for Washington DC-based landscape architects Oehme, van Sweden. … Read More…

Council’s legal challenge over school is successful

Council’s legal challenge over school is successful

A review into the future of the current schools system in Ilminster and Crewkerne will restart, after Somerset County Council won a key legal battle last week. Since 2018, the Council has been working with headteachers and governors of schools in the area to review the education provision, which includes Swanmead Middle School, as the… Read More…

Help further improve Somerset’s streets during the coronavirus pandemic

Help further improve Somerset’s streets during the coronavirus pandemic

A new interactive online mapping tool has been launched so people can have their say on temporary walking and cycling measures in Somerset. A number of temporary measures, including pedestrianised high streets, have been introduced to encourage social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic and positively support the safe movement of pedestrians and cyclists. Working in… Read More…

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