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Make the world better with a sweater!

Make the world better with a sweater!

On December 14th make sure to wear your ugliest Christmas jumper to school or work for Christmas Jumper Day! In case you don’t know – Christmas Jumper Day is an annual event that helps raise money for Save the Children. It’s basically a celebration of ugly Christmas themed jumpers, while also helping fundraise for a… Read More…

Help the NHS help you this winter by taking simple steps

Help the NHS help you this winter by taking simple steps

People living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Swindon and Wiltshire are being urged to do their bit to help the NHS cope with an increase in demand for services this winter. As the season gets underway and Christmas approaches, health and care leaders from across the region are asking people to do as… Read More…

New bus to provide reliable mobile library service

New bus to provide reliable mobile library service

Bath & North East Somerset Council is to take delivery of a brand new mobile library bus next year as part of its continued investment in community library services. The custom-designed £120,000 vehicle will enter service late next spring, ensuring a reliable mobile library service is provided to communities across Bath and North East Somerset.… Read More…

Staff in Sirona care & health are helping children in the third world with this year’s ‘flu vaccine campaign.

Staff in Sirona care & health are helping children in the third world with this year’s ‘flu vaccine campaign.

The not-for-profit social enterprise, which provides NHS and Local Authority funded health and care services in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset and surrounding areas, is supporting UNICEF’s Get a Jab: Give a Jab initiative so for every vaccine given to a member of Sirona staff, three are given to  UNICEF for children in developing… Read More…

Council to receive update on Clean Air Zone

Council to receive update on Clean Air Zone

More than 8,400 people have taken part in a six-week consultation on proposals for a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in Bath – thought to be a record number for Bath & North East Somerset Council. The council has been consulting on a proposal for a Clean Air Zone in the city, which would see charges… Read More…

Huge rise in recycling while amount of waste sent to landfill drops

Huge rise in recycling while amount of waste sent to landfill drops

There’s been a big rise in the amount of waste recycled across Bath and North East Somerset following changes to collections introduced by the council last year. Residents are now recycling much more and as a consequence less waste is being sent to landfill. Kerbside recycling has increased by almost a fifth with an additional… Read More…

Council’s budget in the spotlight at Bath City Forum

Council’s budget in the spotlight at Bath City Forum

Residents in Bath are invited to find out about how the council is setting its budget a special forum to discuss the impact on services. Bath & North East Somerset Council is preparing its budget for 2019/20 and is asking people to the last in a series of forums, to find out more about the… Read More…

Christmas and New Year recycling and rubbish collection changes

Christmas and New Year recycling and rubbish collection changes

People are being advised to look out for revised recycling and rubbish collection dates across Bath and North East Somerset over Christmas and New Year. There will be no collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day. All wheeled bin customers will get notice of revised collection dates via bin hangers distributed during… Read More…

Rail fares to rise in the new year

Rail fares to rise in the new year

The Rail Delivery Group has said that UK rail fares will rise by 3.1% in January. This could amount to hundreds of pounds being added to commuters’ annual travel and follows from a fare rise at the beginning of this year. Regular rail passengers have demanded a freeze after widespread disruption over this year after… Read More…

Consultation launched over TV licence fee

Consultation launched over TV licence fee

The BBC has launched a consultation to decide how licence fees for over-75s should be paid for. Currently, over-75s don’t pay for their TV licences, as they are financed by a government scheme, though this is due to end in 2020. According to the BBC, the cost of free licences to the over-75s will total… Read More…

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