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Jubilee fun and celebrations in Bath and North East Somerset

Jubilee fun and celebrations in Bath and North East Somerset

Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum anniversary will be celebrated in true community style in Bath and North East Somerset with 53 street parties having been planned so far during the bank holiday weekend. Bath & North East Somerset Council will be illuminating Bath Abbey, the Guildhall, the Roman Baths and Pulteney Bridge in purple from… Read More…

Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in B&NES

Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in B&NES

Picnics in parks, bandstand concerts and illuminated council buildings are part of a host of celebrations being planned across Bath & North East Somerset to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. And residents who want to hold a street party on the historic jubilee weekend can now apply to the council for a road closure before… Read More…

Secondary school admissions in Bath and North East Somerset

Secondary school admissions in Bath and North East Somerset

Nearly nine out of ten families in Bath and North East Somerset have been offered a place at their first choice of secondary school for admissions this September. Bath & North East Somerset Council received 1,887 applications from B&NES residents for secondary school places for admission into the 2022/2023 academic year, up on 1,845 for… Read More…

£15k donated to children’s bereavement support group

£15k donated to children’s bereavement support group

Bath & North East Somerset Council has donated £15,000, raised from the recycling of metals reclaimed from Bath’s Haycombe Crematorium, to a local charity which offers bereavement support to children and young people. Josephine’s Star provides one-to-one support sessions with trained volunteers to children and young people who’ve suffered a significant bereavement. The charity also… Read More…

Free school meals vouchers for February half term

Free school meals vouchers for February half term

Families whose children are eligible for income related free school meals will be provided with supermarket vouchers worth £20 to cover the upcoming February half term by Bath & North East Somerset Council. From today (February 17), eligible families who received vouchers from the council’s free school meals scheme during the Christmas holidays will automatically… Read More…

Have your say on updated Bath Bike Park design

Have your say on updated Bath Bike Park design

An updated design for the new mountain bike and activity park at the former Entry Hill Golf Course site in Bath has been unveiled today. Residents are invited to view the proposals and comment on their future use of the new facilities. The new design takes into consideration more than 1,800 responses received in a… Read More…

Bath Christmas Market celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022

Bath Christmas Market celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022

Bath Christmas Market which has been ranked in the top ten of European festive markets, attracting thousands of visitors celebrating the festive season, is returning to the city this year – and will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. After two years without the traditional market, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bath & North East Somerset Council… Read More…

Helping people get their jab – new free bus service to Bath Racecourse

Helping people get their jab – new free bus service to Bath Racecourse

With the Covid-19 booster vaccination programme rapidly expanding, a new free temporary bus service is being introduced to make it easier for people to get to Bath Racecourse to have their jab. The service will run every hour from Bath Abbey bus stop to Bath Racecourse from 09.00am, with the last bus leaving the Racecourse at 18.20pm.… Read More…

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