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Two mobile testing units in Bath & North East Somerset

Two mobile testing units in Bath & North East Somerset

A second drive-in Covid-19 mobile testing unit has opened today (Friday September 11) at Odd Down Park and Ride. It is in addition to the temporary Covid-19 mobile testing unit at Paulton Football Club which will be available until September 21. Bath & North East Somerset Council’s public health team has arranged the additional unit… Read More…

Local businesses supported as Government’s Covid-19 business grants scheme ends

Local businesses supported as Government’s Covid-19 business grants scheme ends

New figures released today show that almost three and a half thousand businesses across Bath and North East Somerset shared a total of £42.9m in Covid-19 support grants from the government. The grant scheme has now closed, and all individual payments have been made Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Invest in Bath team supported businesses… Read More…

Council’s regeneration of Keynsham’s former Civic Centre commended in National Awards

Council’s regeneration of Keynsham’s former Civic Centre commended in National Awards

Bath & North East Somerset Council has been commended in the prestigious MJ Awards for its regeneration of Keynsham’s former civic centre. The annual MJ Local Government Achievement Awards recognise best practice amongst local authorities across the country, with the council commended for Innovation in Property and Asset Management. The challenging redevelopment of the 1960’s civic centre building to… Read More…

Residents praised for recycling effort during lockdown ahead of Recycle Week

Residents praised for recycling effort during lockdown ahead of Recycle Week

Residents from across Bath and North East Somerset are being praised for their fantastic efforts to recycle during lockdown ahead of Recycle Week 2020. April, May and June saw huge increases in the amount of recycling collected by Bath & North East Somerset Council’s waste teams: Glass recycling increased by 43% to 1950 tonnes Card… Read More…

South West rural communities win green energy funding

South West rural communities win green energy funding

Communities across the South West have been awarded a total of almost £200,000 in feasibility funding from the Rural Community Energy Fund for a range of renewable energy schemes. From Chew Valley, to South Devon, to the Isle of Wight, the projects cover a variety of locations but all share the ambition of reducing carbon… Read More…

Mobile testing unit at Paulton extended until September 10

Mobile testing unit at Paulton extended until September 10

The temporary Covid-19 mobile testing unit at Paulton Rovers Football Club will now be available until September 10. Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Public Health team has arranged the extension to continue to give people better access to local testing. Councillor Rob Appleyard, cabinet member for Adult Services and Public Health, said: “Early signs… Read More…

Parade Gardens scoop coveted award

Parade Gardens scoop coveted award

Bath’s Parade Gardens has scooped a coveted Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Award. The awards recognise the best visitor attractions across the world and are based on traveller reviews and ratings. Councillor Paul Crossley, cabinet member for Community Services, said: “This is a wonderful accolade for Parade Gardens and our dedicated Park’s team who maintain the gardens… Read More…

Building work to start on new Healthy Living Centre for Radstock

Building work to start on new Healthy Living Centre for Radstock

The opening of the new Hope House Healthy Living Centre offering local people access to expanded GP services, a Children’s Centre and health and wellbeing support is set to take a step forwards when building work on the project starts in Radstock in September. The Hope House Centre will provide a new home for the… Read More…

Council supports schools to reopen safely

Council supports schools to reopen safely

Council supports schools to reopen safely Schools and academies in Bath and North East Somerset are set to open their doors next week after making a range of changes to make sure pupils can return to school safely. The schools have received advice and support from Bath & North East Somerset Council to help them… Read More…

Building work to start on new Healthy Living Centre for Radstock

Building work to start on new Healthy Living Centre for Radstock

Building work to start on new Healthy Living Centre for Radstock The opening of the new Hope House Healthy Living Centre offering local people access to expanded GP services, a Children’s Centre and health and wellbeing support is set to take a step forwards when building work on the project starts in Radstock in September.… Read More…

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