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Free summer holiday programme for vulnerable young people in B&NES

Free summer holiday programme for vulnerable young people in B&NES

Children and young people can take part in a free summer holiday activity scheme thanks to more than £400,000 of funding secured by Bath & North East Somerset Council. The BreakOut programme brings a multitude of sporting and creative activities to young people aged 5-16 who are in receipt of free school meals over the… Read More…

Lifting of restrictions in Bath and North East Somerset

Lifting of restrictions in Bath and North East Somerset

As infection rates rise in Bath and North East Somerset residents, businesses and visitors are being encouraged to remain cautious and look after each other following the Government’s planned lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. From Monday July 19 most legal restrictions to control Covid-19 will be lifted at step 4 and new government guidance will be… Read More…

Schools’ clean air poster competition winner announced

Schools’ clean air poster competition winner announced

A pupil from St Stephen’s School in Bath has won first prize in a school poster competition run by Bath & North East Somerset Council to help raise awareness of the dangers of air pollution and what we can all do to tackle the problem. The colourful winning entry, designed by Lois, aged 8, urges… Read More…

Hit the trail and test your code-cracking skills on an outdoor scavenger hunt

Hit the trail and test your code-cracking skills on an outdoor scavenger hunt

Families looking for outdoor adventure at the start of the school holidays are challenged to take part in a self-guided scavenger hunt to help support local charity Julian House. The Big Summer Scavenger Hunt is organised with Bathscape, a partnership project to encourage people to enjoy the green settings in and around Bath, which is… Read More…

Bath Christmas market dates extended for an extra week

Bath Christmas market dates extended for an extra week

Bath Christmas Market will be extended for an additional week as part of the council’s commitment to support stall holders and traders as they recover from the impact of Covid 19. It is the first time in the market’s 20-year history that it will run for 25 days. This year it will launch with a… Read More…

A Map of Words: stories and poems of Somerset and its residents

A Map of Words: stories and poems of Somerset and its residents

Bath Record Office has worked with local people in association with the St John’s Foundation to create a selection of poems, stories and essays based on its extensive collection of historic documents relating to the local area. The results of the project – along with images of the archives that inspired it – can be… Read More…

B&NES delivering commitment to provide more affordable, sustainable homes

B&NES delivering commitment to provide more affordable, sustainable homes

Bath & North East Somerset Council is delivering on its commitment to build more affordable and sustainable housing with two properties nearing completion. The council has agreed to acquire two energy-efficient three-bed homes on the exemplar St Joseph’s Court housing development in Sladebrook Road in Bath, which is being delivered by its construction and development… Read More…

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