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New Innox Park play area opening for the summer

New Innox Park play area opening for the summer

Fantastic facilities for families to enjoy in the summer holidays and beyond will be unveiled at a park in Bath next week. Bath and North East Somerset Council has installed new play equipment for young children and a multi-sports area for older children on an all-weather surface at Innox Park in Twerton to improve the… Read More…

Work underway for smart ticketing across the West of England

Work underway for smart ticketing across the West of England

Plans to improve integrated, smart ticketing on public transport across the West of England are underway. The West of England Combined Authority is looking at how ticketing can be simplified, giving people the flexibility to move across different transport systems more easily; for example offering tickets that work on buses, trains and for cycle schemes.… Read More…

Gulls in a flap over Bath’s Harris Hawk

Gulls in a flap over Bath’s Harris Hawk

Meet Murray the Harris Hawk, who is keeping urban gulls, which pose a risk to public health and safety in Bath and North East Somerset, at bay. Murray, a five-year-old male Harris Hawk bred for pest control, has been brought in to sweep over roofs where gulls have been identified as causing a problem due… Read More…

Heritage Open Days 2019 in Bath and North East Somerset

Heritage Open Days 2019 in Bath and North East Somerset

Venues across Bath and North East Somerset will open up their doors this September as part of an annual nationwide celebration of history, architecture and culture. Heritage Open Days run from Friday 13 to Sunday 22 September and give people the chance to see hidden places and try new experiences – all for free. Councillor… Read More…

PlayDay returns!

PlayDay returns!

Did you know there is a national day for play in the UK? Well there is, Playday is celebrated annually on the first Wednesday in August, this year, it’s taking place on 7th August and has a theme of Play Builds Children. As well as being a day focused on play, Playday is also an… Read More…

Council welcomes grant to support young carers to make music

Council welcomes grant to support young carers to make music

Bath & North East Somerset Council has welcomed the news that young carers from across the district are to benefit from a £127,000 grant to support them in making music with the aim of improving their wellbeing. The National Foundation for Youth Music has awarded the grant to Bath Philharmonia, the city’s professional orchestra. The… Read More…

#SummerSafety campaign highlights dangers of blind cords

#SummerSafety campaign highlights dangers of blind cords

Parents and carers of young children across Bath and North East Somerset are being reminded of the dangers that blind cords can pose. The warning comes following an inquest last month into the death of two year old Macy Fletcher from Greater Manchester who was strangled by a blind cord in her bedroom.  According to… Read More…

Pupils in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire to have faster access to mental health support

Pupils in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire to have faster access to mental health support

More pupils in the future across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will have access to specially trained mental health practitioners thanks to funding for a new programme. Wiltshire Council, Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group successfully bid for funding to be part of NHS England’s… Read More…

Roman Rescue at the Roman Baths

Roman Rescue at the Roman Baths

The public are invited to the Roman Baths to help release a Roman slave from his centurion master! The Roman Baths has introduced Roman Rescue, an alternative take on the popular escape room theme. Groups of up to six people are challenged to help free a Roman slave by solving clues and puzzles that are… Read More…

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