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Aspiring poets invited to help put Roman Baths on the map

Aspiring poets invited to help put Roman Baths on the map

The Roman Baths will inspire new poetry as people use the historic site as part of a major new project to stimulate creativity. Prize-winning poet Neil Rollinson will help celebrate the launch of Places of Poetry by using the artefacts and statues in the baths to inspire amateur poets to pen their own verse. As… Read More…

What would you change about local health and care services?

What would you change about local health and care services?

Younger people in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are being given an opportunity to help shape how health and care services are provided in the future. Over the next seven weeks, NHS and Local Authority organisations will invite all local residents to say what they need to live healthier and happier lives… Read More…

Bereavement charity receives £8,000vement charity receives £8,000

Bereavement charity receives £8,000vement charity receives £8,000

Bath & North East Somerset Council has donated £8000 raised from the recycling of metals reclaimed from Bath’s Haycombe Crematorium to the Widowed and Young (WAY) charity. WAY provides support and friendship to men and women under the age of fifty when their partner dies. The charity offers those struggling to come to terms with… Read More…

Refurbished facilities at Keynsham Leisure Centre to be officially opened

Refurbished facilities at Keynsham Leisure Centre to be officially opened

The first phase of the £11 million refurbishment of Keynsham Leisure Centre has been completed The new ground floor fitness suite, studios, changing facilities, soft play and café will be open to the public from Monday 17 June and will be officially opened on Thursday 27 June by Councillor Dine Romero, Bath & North East… Read More…

Get involved in Clean Air Day

Get involved in Clean Air Day

Residents and businesses across Bath and North East Somerset are being urged to get involved in Clean Air Day on Thursday 20 June and raise awareness of the effects of air pollution. The idea behind Clean Air Day is to improve people’s understanding of air pollution, how it affects our health and what we can… Read More…

Child safety week in Bath and North East Somerset

Child safety week in Bath and North East Somerset

More than 300 children from across Bath and North East Somerset were admitted to hospital as a result of falls and unintentional injuries last year according to figures released as part of the national Child Safety Week. According to Public Health England the rate of hospital admissions due to injuries in children aged 0-14 years… Read More…

Let’s get Bath buzzing

Let’s get Bath buzzing

Signs are being put up at 30 different locations across Bath advising residents that verges in the area will be cut less often as part of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s effort to halt the decline in insect pollinators. From Twerton to Widcombe verges will be cut less frequently, between one and three times… Read More…

Council responds to climate change protest

Council responds to climate change protest

We understand the strength of feeling shown today by young people and many others from across our community. We share their concerns and recognise that urgent action is needed.  We have declared a Climate Emergency and are committed to provide leadership to enable carbon neutrality by 2030. The council is drawing up an action plan… Read More…

Palace Announces Results of Swan Naming Competition

Palace Announces Results of Swan Naming Competition

The Bishop’s Palace in Wells today announced the result of a highly popular swan-naming competition to find names for their new pair of swans. The new swans arrived at the Palace on Thursday 9th May, having been re-homed by the charity Swan Rescue South Wales. They were blessed by The Right Reverend Ruth Worsley, Bishop… Read More…

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