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Community projects to benefit from £500k funding

Community projects to benefit from £500k funding

New community wardens, improved pedestrian safety and better support for young people are among the projects in Bath to share a £500,000 funding boost announced today by Bath & North East Somerset Council. The Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) helps fund community improvement schemes such as schools, transport links, open spaces and recreational facilities. More… Read More…

Fun times ahead for Keynsham families after £100k park redevelopment

Fun times ahead for Keynsham families after £100k park redevelopment

Major improvements at Kelston Road Park in Keynsham are due to begin in September as part of a £100,000 investment by Bath & North East Somerset Council and Keynsham Town Council. The final design has been published and includes junior and toddler play zones, accessible equipment and a range of exciting swings and climbing apparatus.… Read More…

Remember loved ones by moonlight and support Children’s Hospice South West

Remember loved ones by moonlight and support Children’s Hospice South West

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is inviting people to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one and raise vital funds for the charity. A Memories by Moonlight ceremony will be broadcast live on Facebook from CHSW’s Little Harbour children’s hospice in St Austell at 9pm on Saturday, September 26, giving people the opportunity… Read More…

Hospital charity’s popular fundraising walk goes virtual

Hospital charity’s popular fundraising walk goes virtual

The hospital charity The Forever Friends Appeal is calling on supporters to sign up and take part in its virtual walking event, called My Walk of Life Marathon. It takes place throughout September and aims to raise much-needed funds for the Royal United Hospitals Bath. Like many organisations the charity has postponed and moved some… Read More…

Bath Christmas Market 2020 statement

Bath Christmas Market 2020 statement

Christmas in Bath will be different this year.  Following advice from Public Health on the Covid virus, the traditional Christmas Market will regrettably not be able to take place. Kathryn Davis, Chief Executive of Visit Bath, said: “It is disappointing that we cannot hold the Christmas Market this year, but I hope everyone will understand… Read More…

B&NES Food Club is coming

B&NES Food Club is coming

Bright Start Children’s Centre Services, in partnership with Family Action, Fareshare and Radstock Town Council, are pleased to announce the launch of Food Clubs across Bath and North East Somerset. The clubs provide local families, with children under 11yrs, a range of affordable food every week. We receive weekly produce from Fareshare who redistribute food from… Read More…

Bath and North East Somerset libraries reopen for ‘grab and go’ service

Bath and North East Somerset libraries reopen for ‘grab and go’ service

Residents will be welcomed back to Bath, Keynsham and Midsomer Norton libraries from Monday July 6 with a limited and safe service for people to enjoy. Following the Government announcement that libraries can reopen, Bath & North East Somerset Council’s libraries team will be offering ‘grab and go’ self-service borrowing for people to choose from… Read More…

Welcome back to America: no passport required!

Welcome back to America: no passport required!

If it’s fresh air and space to spend socially distanced time with friends and family you are after, then the gardens the American Museum & Gardens, are just what you need. Opened in September 2018 by Alan Titchmarsh, the New American Garden is the first European commission for Washington DC-based landscape architects Oehme, van Sweden. … Read More…

Council update on latest government easing of lockdown in B&NES

Council update on latest government easing of lockdown in B&NES

Temporary seating pods and changes to licensing, to enable an alfresco café culture and support food and drinks businesses, are being considered by Bath & North East Somerset Council. The moves are part of an urgent review being considered to support the hospitality sector in response to yesterday’s government’s easing of the Covid-19 lockdown which… Read More…

Temporary coronavirus mobile testing unit in Bath

Temporary coronavirus mobile testing unit in Bath

Bath & North East Somerset Council’s public health team has secured the use of a temporary COVID-19 mobile testing unit which will be based at Odd Down Park & Ride in Bath from next Monday (June 22). The mobile testing unit (MTU) will be operating within a secure section of the site for five days… Read More…

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