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Bath and North East Somerset Roadworks Report

Bath and North East Somerset Roadworks Report

Period: 11 November 2019 to 25 November 2019  Bath & North East Somerset Council is responsible for the maintenance of some 1150km of adopted highway within its boundaries as well developing the network to improve safety, accessibility, and ease congestion. In addition it has to accommodate works by utility companies. To help make our communities… Read More…

Raising awareness of HIV in the over 50s

Raising awareness of HIV in the over 50s

Bath and North East Somerset’s public health team is backing Age UK’s campaign to raise awareness of the increasing rate of HIV in the over 50s. There are currently more than 100 people living with HIV across Bath and North East Somerset, with one in three over the age of 50. Nationally over the past… Read More…

New gritting fleet set to keep B&NES moving this winter

New gritting fleet set to keep B&NES moving this winter

Nine new low-emission gritting lorries are set to keep roads safe and traffic moving across Bath and North East Somerset during freezing weather, thanks to investment from the council. Bath & North East Somerset Council has taken delivery of the state-of-the art vehicles, which are fitted with the latest Euro VI OBD-D rated engines. The… Read More…

Christmas and New Year recycling and rubbish collections

Christmas and New Year recycling and rubbish collections

Recycling and rubbish collection dates across Bath and North East Somerset will be revised over Christmas and New Year. There will be no collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day. Look out for the flyer advising of the revised collection dates which will be delivered to residents in the post at the… Read More…

Recycle electrical goods on your doorstep and pick up rewards!

Recycle electrical goods on your doorstep and pick up rewards!

Residents in Bath and North East Somerset could win prizes of £50 in shopping vouchers this autumn for recycling broken or unwanted electrical items from the comfort of their homes. The council is continuing its partnership with technology company BetterPoints to run BetterRecycle, a scheme that encourages people to recycle their old electrical items with… Read More…

Community schemes to benefit from £118,000 funding boost

Community schemes to benefit from £118,000 funding boost

Councillors across Bath and North East are to be allocated £2000 each to support projects that help improve the lives of residents in their local community Schemes such as planting trees, organising community litter picks, improving village hall facilities or even community events could benefit from some of the £118,000. The leader of the council,… Read More…

Escape the hustle and bustle in the run up to Christmas

Escape the hustle and bustle in the run up to Christmas

Bath Central Library will be offering a safe and quiet space for families with children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities in the run up to Christmas. The aim is to help them escape the crowds and noise they may find stressful. The Quiet Spaces project will be piloted at the… Read More…

New start for Youth Services in Bath & North East Somerset

New start for Youth Services in Bath & North East Somerset

Valued youth support services in Bath and North East Somerset have been officially transferred to a new independent organisation run by former council staff. The council’s Youth Connect Service has become a public staff mutual after council workers successfully applied to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) for funding for preparatory work… Read More…

Remembrance Day events in Bath & North East Somerset

Remembrance Day events in Bath & North East Somerset

People wishing to pay their respects can take part in one of the many events taking place across Bath & North East Somerset to commemorate Remembrance Day. Councillor Eleanor Jackson, Chair of Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “My father served on HMS Norfolk on the Arctic convoys in World War Two and I… Read More…

Council highlights firework safety

Council highlights firework safety

While Bonfire Night is a fun-filled event for many families Bath & North East Somerset Council is urging residents to enjoy fireworks responsibly this November – and think about pets and animal welfare. Fireworks pose many hazards including causing serious injury to people and animals, while bonfires can risk setting buildings and trees alight if… Read More…

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