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Proposal to transform local maternity services is approved

Proposal to transform local maternity services is approved

The joint Governing Bodies of Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (BSW CCGs) today approved a proposal to improve and modernise maternity services across the region. The decision follows a three-year period of engagement and consultation with more than 4,000 mums, families, staff and partners in the community to develop… Read More…

Online Climate and Nature Emergency help for parish councils

Online Climate and Nature Emergency help for parish councils

A new toolkit giving parish councils advice on how they can act locally on the climate emergency has been published online by Bath & North East Somerset Council. The council’s guide highlights actions that parish councils and communities can take to reduce emissions and energy consumption as well as where they can go to get… Read More…

Public exhibition of detailed designs for Keynsham High Street improvements

Public exhibition of detailed designs for Keynsham High Street improvements

New designs to enhance Keynsham town centre and create a better environment to encourage more walking and cycling will be available to view at a public exhibition starting on 24 January. Bath & North East Somerset Council’s detailed plans for Keynsham come after improvements to the public realm were highlighted as a key priority by… Read More…

Shut that door – and help save energy

Shut that door – and help save energy

Shops and businesses in Bath are being asked to ‘shut that door’ as part of a new drive to save energy and help them cut fuel bills. Bath and North East Somerset Council and Bath BID are supporting the campaign to get shops, restaurants and cafés, to keep their doors closed during the working day.… Read More…

February Half Term Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

February Half Term Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

This February, The Bishop’s Palace will kick off its annual children’s activities programme with a fun-filled February Half Term. The activities in 2020 will continue with the popular family craft sessions called “Crafty Cats” taking place every Tuesday during school holidays in the medieval Undercroft. Our popular ‘Nature Ninjas’ sessions, which take place in the… Read More…

Mobile library routes review – what it will mean for you

Mobile library routes review – what it will mean for you

Mobile library routes across Bath & North East Somerset are set to change to extend the reach of the service, improve safety for users and reduce the library’s carbon footprint. The route review has been designed to encourage greater use of the mobile library by focusing on areas with no community library provision and removing… Read More…

Proposal to transform local maternity services reaches final decision stage

Proposal to transform local maternity services reaches final decision stage

The decision on a proposal to transform maternity services across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will be made at the joint Governing Bodies meeting in common for the three Clinical Commissioning Groups on 16 January 2020. Lucy Baker, Director of Service Delivery across BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire said: “Over the last three… Read More…

Thank you for helping our record-breaking recycling this New Year

Thank you for helping our record-breaking recycling this New Year

Residents are being sent a big ‘thank you’ for their recycling efforts over the Christmas period that resulted in the biggest collection day Bath & North East Somerset Council’s waste team has ever seen. Recycling crews handled more than 166 tonnes of recycling – the equivalent of the weight of 24 full grown African elephants… Read More…

Bath’s Clean Air Zone switch on scheduled for 4 November

Bath’s Clean Air Zone switch on scheduled for 4 November

Higher polluting vehicles will be charged to drive in Bath’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) from 4 November, if the final business case for the zone is approved by Bath & North East Somerset Council’s cabinet members. The switch-on date has been set out in a timeline of works to install the clean air zone which… Read More…

New year, new opportunities at job roadshow in Bath

New year, new opportunities at job roadshow in Bath

Free advice and support to get adults back into the workplace or to help them change career is on offer at a job roadshow in Bath on 29 January. The New Opportunities event at Bath Central Library is a day of helping residents aged 19-55 get into work, find volunteering opportunities, build CVs and learn… Read More…

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