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Libraries offer browsing again and mobile library heads back on the road

Libraries offer browsing again and mobile library heads back on the road

Bath and North East Somerset’s libraries will offer Covid-safe browsing again from Monday 12 April, with the mobile library also resuming a limited service. Following the easing of Government restrictions residents will be able to browse the resources available at Bath, Keynsham and Midsomer Norton libraries. The libraries will continue to  operate their collection service… Read More…

Households with children: Pick up your Covid-19 home testing kit

Households with children: Pick up your Covid-19 home testing kit

Households with school age children are being urged to continue testing throughout the Easter holidays. Over the coming weeks, lockdown restrictions are expected to be loosened across England in line with the Government’s Roadmap. Changes will include the return of organised sport, as well as groups of six people or two households being allowed to mix… Read More…

Easter Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

Easter Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

This Easter Holiday, families looking for things to do in Somerset should head over to The Bishop’s Palace in Wells. From 3rd – 18th April the Palace Easter Family Trail will run daily. Simply collect the trail upon arrival, or download it from the Palace website, and head off around the Gardens to hunt for… Read More…

New director of public health for Bath and North East Somerset

New director of public health for Bath and North East Somerset

A new director of public health has been appointed by Bath & North East Somerset Council ahead of the retirement of the present director, Dr Bruce Laurence. Becky Reynolds, who has worked as a consultant in the council’s public health team since 2013, will take over the role next week. Bruce has been the director… Read More…

Free school meals vouchers for Easter

Free school meals vouchers for Easter

Families whose children are eligible for free school meals will be provided with supermarket vouchers worth £40 to cover the upcoming Easter school holidays by Bath & North East Somerset Council. From tomorrow (March 26) eligible families who received vouchers from the council’s free school meals scheme during the February holidays will automatically receive an… Read More…

‘Up the beak, twice a week.’

‘Up the beak, twice a week.’

Residents in Bath and North East Somerset are being encouraged to get into the habit of having a rapid Covid-19 test. Over the coming weeks, lockdown restrictions are expected to be loosened across England in line with the Government’s Roadmap. Changes will include the return of organised sport, as well as groups of six people or… Read More…

Step it out this Spring to Support People Experiencing Homelessness

Step it out this Spring to Support People Experiencing Homelessness

This April, Julian House is calling on members of the public to take on its annual walking challenge – The Circuit of Bath Walk. The sponsored circular walk, now in its 20th year, takes place Sunday 25th April 2021 and will see participants walking around some of Bath’s most beautiful near countryside, surrounding villages and… Read More…

Look out for your poll card for the May elections

Look out for your poll card for the May elections

This week poll cards for the May elections will land on doormats across Bath and North East Somerset. There are two elections taking place in our area on Thursday 6 May: the election of the West of England or Regional Mayor, who leads the West of England Combined Authority; leading the development of regional business,… Read More…

New employment and skills pod offers free career support

New employment and skills pod offers free career support

Bath and North East Somerset residents who want to get back to work or change career can now get tailored advice on training and upskilling from a new employment and skills pod. The service is part of the Community Wellbeing Hub and aims to support people who have been made redundant due to Covid-19, or… Read More…

£500k funding to bring empty high street properties back into use

£500k funding to bring empty high street properties back into use

An exciting project to breathe new life into vacant shops and buildings in high streets across Bath and North East Somerset has been awarded £500,000 from the West of England Combined Authority’s Recovery Fund. The Vacant Units Action Project will see empty properties in Bath used for creative projects and pop-up businesses, with satellite projects… Read More…

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