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Schools and National Park Rangers think inside the box to feed families

Schools and National Park Rangers think inside the box to feed families

Remote households in the wilds of Exmoor are getting vital food supplies delivered to their door during the coronavirus emergency thanks to some innovative teamwork. The Moorland Federation of Schools is working with Exmoor National Park Authority to help those families who live miles from any supermarket – with teachers joining forces with National Park… Read More…

Planning policies set to be reviewed

Planning policies set to be reviewed

Planning policies which guide decision making across Bath and North East Somerset are set to be reviewed and an online consultation launched on April 6 by Bath & North East Somerset Council. Due to the Coronavirus restrictions it is an online consultation which will run until June 1 and the link to post comments can… Read More…

Free e-bike loans for employers of key workers during Coronavirus

Free e-bike loans for employers of key workers during Coronavirus

Bath & North East Somerset Council has loaned free e-bikes to key workers at Bath’s RUH to help them travel easily on essential journeys during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The ten bikes are part of a fleet of 35 that are being offered to employers of key workers to help them travel quickly and sustainably… Read More…

Concessionary bus pass hours extended

Concessionary bus pass hours extended

As a result of coronavirus and news that some supermarkets will be opening just for older people or those with a disability for their first hour of the day, the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is extending the hours when concessionary bus passes can be used. Time restriction for use of the Diamond Travelcard… Read More…

SCC news release: Virtual training for potential foster carers

SCC news release: Virtual training for potential foster carers

Vital work to recruit new foster carers in Somerset is continuing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic thanks to technology. Somerset County Council’s Fostering service brought together 25 potential foster carers for a two-day preparation course using an online virtual platform that allowed all taking part to interact. The Skills to Foster course is usually run… Read More…

UWE Bristol’s Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) to be used as a temporary NHS hospital treating COVID-19 patients

UWE Bristol’s Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) to be used as a temporary NHS hospital treating COVID-19 patients

Work has begun to convert the Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) on UWE Bristol’s Frenchay campus into a 300-bed temporary hospital to provide hundreds of extra beds if local services need them during the peak of coronavirus. The hospital is expected to be fully operational and treating patients from April 2020. The measure follows the… Read More…

Small Businesses and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business can now apply for grants in South Gloucestershire

Small Businesses and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business can now apply for grants in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council are pleased to now able to accept requests for the Small Business Grant and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grants Fund. Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses are eligible if: your business is based in England your business is in the retail, hospitality or leisure sector your business has a rateable value… Read More…

Emergency food parcels delivered to people shielding at home

Emergency food parcels delivered to people shielding at home

Councillors and staff at South Gloucestershire Council are working with the government, health services and other partners to ensure essential support will be delivered to those being asked to shield themselves by remaining in their homes for 12 weeks, following the guidance announced last week. They took a delivery of essential foodstuffs over the weekend… Read More…

Support for domestic abuse continues in Bath and North East Somerset

Support for domestic abuse continues in Bath and North East Somerset

Vulnerable people at risk of domestic abuse are being reminded that support services are still available to them as usual during the Coronavirus pandemic. Bath & North East Somerset Council is highlighting that anyone in need of support and people who are aware of a victim who needs help that domestic abuse support services are… Read More…

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