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Planning policies set to be reviewed

Planning policies set to be reviewed

Planning policies which guide decision making across Bath and North East Somerset are set to be reviewed and an online consultation launched on April 6 by Bath & North East Somerset Council. Due to the Coronavirus restrictions it is an online consultation which will run until June 1 and the link to post comments can… Read More…

Free e-bike loans for employers of key workers during Coronavirus

Free e-bike loans for employers of key workers during Coronavirus

Bath & North East Somerset Council has loaned free e-bikes to key workers at Bath’s RUH to help them travel easily on essential journeys during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The ten bikes are part of a fleet of 35 that are being offered to employers of key workers to help them travel quickly and sustainably… Read More…

Support for domestic abuse continues in Bath and North East Somerset

Support for domestic abuse continues in Bath and North East Somerset

Vulnerable people at risk of domestic abuse are being reminded that support services are still available to them as usual during the Coronavirus pandemic. Bath & North East Somerset Council is highlighting that anyone in need of support and people who are aware of a victim who needs help that domestic abuse support services are… Read More…

Separate clinics for patients with and without coronavirus symptoms help people to continue accessing care and treatment

Separate clinics for patients with and without coronavirus symptoms help people to continue accessing care and treatment

People needing GP services across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will soon be advised to visit a specific clinic depending on whether or not they are showing symptoms of coronavirus. With more people expected to develop coronavirus in the coming weeks, coupled with the need to continue providing regular, everyday healthcare, practices… Read More…

Local clinical commissioning groups merge as one and pledge continued support in region’s fight against coronavirus

Local clinical commissioning groups merge as one and pledge continued support in region’s fight against coronavirus

The three clinical commissioning groups of Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are set to formally merge as a single organisation, in a move that aims to maintain and enhance the health and wellbeing of local people, particularly in light of the current coronavirus pandemic. Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire… Read More…

Residents asked to avoid lighting bonfires and protect their health

Residents asked to avoid lighting bonfires and protect their health

Bath & North East Somerset Council is calling on residents to consider their own health and that of their neighbours by not having bonfires where possible during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. People are asked to avoid lighting fires in case others living near them have had their breathing affected due to the virus or have… Read More…

New Compassionate Community telephone hub to help vulnerable residents

New Compassionate Community telephone hub to help vulnerable residents

The most vulnerable people in Bath and North East Somerset will be able to telephone for advice on a range of critical support during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic when a new community hub launches next week. The line will be open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm initially with the aim of expanding… Read More…

Virtual library keeps the joy and magic of reading alive

Virtual library keeps the joy and magic of reading alive

Bath & North East Somerset Council has set up an exciting virtual library to help children and adults keep their love of literature going while libraries are closed during the Coronavirus pandemic. The virtual library launches on Monday (30 March) and will have dynamic, changing content each weekday to suit all ages via the library… Read More…

New resources to help people with additional needs understand Coronavirus

New resources to help people with additional needs understand Coronavirus

Bath & North East Somerset Council is highlighting some free materials that have been produced in response to Coronavirus (Covid-19) to help people with additional needs access essential information about the pandemic. Mencap has produced an easy-read version of its Covid-19 information and autism consultant Carol Gray has produced a social story to help explain… Read More…

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