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#SummerSafety campaign highlights dangers of blind cords

#SummerSafety campaign highlights dangers of blind cords

Parents and carers of young children across Bath and North East Somerset are being reminded of the dangers that blind cords can pose. The warning comes following an inquest last month into the death of two year old Macy Fletcher from Greater Manchester who was strangled by a blind cord in her bedroom.  According to… Read More…

Pupils in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire to have faster access to mental health support

Pupils in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire to have faster access to mental health support

More pupils in the future across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will have access to specially trained mental health practitioners thanks to funding for a new programme. Wiltshire Council, Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group successfully bid for funding to be part of NHS England’s… Read More…

Roman Rescue at the Roman Baths

Roman Rescue at the Roman Baths

The public are invited to the Roman Baths to help release a Roman slave from his centurion master! The Roman Baths has introduced Roman Rescue, an alternative take on the popular escape room theme. Groups of up to six people are challenged to help free a Roman slave by solving clues and puzzles that are… Read More…

Europe’s largest animatronic dinosaurs head to Bath Racecourse

Europe’s largest animatronic dinosaurs head to Bath Racecourse

Bath Racecourse is staging a family fun day with a difference this September as Europe’s largest and most realistic animatronic dinosaurs come to Bath on Sunday 15 September. After being spotted at Doncaster Racecourse in June, the pre-historic giants are coming to Bath Racecourse as part of the track’s annual family fun day. A colossal… Read More…

Local GP practices join forces to improve patients’ experience of care

Local GP practices join forces to improve patients’ experience of care

Primary Care Networks will help to make sure that patients are supported and signposted to the health and care professional who is best placed to help – this could be a GP, pharmacist, district nurse, physiotherapist, paramedic, physician associate, as well as staff working in social care or the voluntary sector. B&NES GP practices have already… Read More…

Affordable housing under the spotlight during Rural Housing week

Affordable housing under the spotlight during Rural Housing week

Bath & North East Somerset Council is highlighting the crucial role affordable housing plays in helping to maintain small rural communities during Rural Housing Week 1-5 July. The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) says villages in England are facing a hidden crisis with the lack of affordable homes having a devastating impact on the… Read More…

Refurbished facilities at Keynsham Leisure Centre officially opened

Refurbished facilities at Keynsham Leisure Centre officially opened

Refurbished facilities at Keynsham’s Leisure Centre have been officially opened. Councillor Dine Romero, Bath & North East Somerset Council Leader and Councillor Paul Crossley, cabinet member for Community Services opened the centre’s new ground floor fitness suite, studios, changing facilities, soft play and café on Thursday 27 June. The ceremony marked the end of the… Read More…

Buckets and spades at the ready for new play sandpit

Buckets and spades at the ready for new play sandpit

Sixty tonnes of play sand, a friendly crocodile and a new pirate boat are set to make summer fun for children visiting a popular Bath park. Bath & North East Somerset Council has invested in new play equipment at Sandpits Play Area in Monksdale Road as the original kit had won out. The fantastic new… Read More…

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