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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 update on latest government easing of lockdown in B&NES

Council update on latest government easing of lockdown in B&NES

Temporary seating pods and changes to licensing, to enable an alfresco café culture and support food and drinks businesses, are being considered by Bath & North East Somerset Council. The moves are part of an urgent review being considered to support the hospitality sector in response to yesterday’s government’s easing of the Covid-19 lockdown which… Read More…

Temporary coronavirus mobile testing unit in Bath

Temporary coronavirus mobile testing unit in Bath

Bath & North East Somerset Council’s public health team has secured the use of a temporary COVID-19 mobile testing unit which will be based at Odd Down Park & Ride in Bath from next Monday (June 22). The mobile testing unit (MTU) will be operating within a secure section of the site for five days… Read More…

Parish council set to take over running of Paulton Library

Parish council set to take over running of Paulton Library

Paulton’s library is to become a community run library after the lease is transferred to Paulton Parish Council next week. Although the library is currently closed due to Government restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, Bath & North East Somerset Council has continued working to transfer its fifth and final library to a community group as… Read More…

Celebrate the birth of your baby once more in Bath and North East Somerset

Celebrate the birth of your baby once more in Bath and North East Somerset

A family from Bath has been the first in the area to celebrate registering their baby in person after face-to-face registrations stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic. Divya and Balaji were the first parents since lockdown to attend Bath & North East Somerset Council’s register office at the Guildhall in Bath to register their new… Read More…

Region becomes only second in the country to provide free NHS treatment for urgent eye care at high street opticians

Region becomes only second in the country to provide free NHS treatment for urgent eye care at high street opticians

People across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire can now access free NHS treatment for urgent eye care from their local optician. Thanks to a brand-new service – commissioned by the region’s recently-merged CCG – high street opticians can offer free treatment for urgent eye conditions, such as itchy and red eyes, scratched… Read More…

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