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Region becomes only second in the country to provide free NHS treatment for urgent eye care at high street opticians

Region becomes only second in the country to provide free NHS treatment for urgent eye care at high street opticians

People across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire can now access free NHS treatment for urgent eye care from their local optician. Thanks to a brand-new service – commissioned by the region’s recently-merged CCG – high street opticians can offer free treatment for urgent eye conditions, such as itchy and red eyes, scratched… Read More…

The Bishop’s Palace Re-Opens Gardens to the Public

The Bishop’s Palace Re-Opens Gardens to the Public

Following the updated government advice on 23rd May (“Coronavirus – guidance on accessing green spaces safely”), The Bishop’s Palace Gardens will open to the public for the first time in over two months at 12pm on Sunday 24th May. The first day, Sunday 24th May, will be reserved for Members only, in order to limit… Read More…

Avon Riding Centre RDA launches emergency appeal to care for horses

Avon Riding Centre RDA launches emergency appeal to care for horses

Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled, an independent charity and one of the largest of the Riding for the Disabled Association’s (RDA)’s centres in the UK, is launching an emergency funding appeal today. The appeal will support the Avon Riding Centre through this immediate crisis with vital money being used to care for 23 horses… Read More…

Council opposes Bristol Airport application for year-round slots

Council opposes Bristol Airport application for year-round slots

An application by Bristol Airport to increase the number of night flights that take off and land at the airport year-round has been objected to by Bath & North East Somerset Council. The airport is currently allowed 3,000 night flights in summer and 1,000 in winter and has applied to increase this to 4,000 throughout… Read More…

Cygnets Named by the Public at The Bishop’s Palace

Cygnets Named by the Public at The Bishop’s Palace

Following a week of public voting, with many hundreds of suggestions, The Bishop’s Palace in Wells has announced the results of the names for the new cygnets, which hatched at the beginning of May. The Palace’s 24 hour Swan Cam and social media channels have been more popular than ever with the public during lockdown,… Read More…

Palace Cygnet Returns Following Dangerous Escapade!

Palace Cygnet Returns Following Dangerous Escapade!

Eagle-eyed viewers of the 24 hour Swan Cam at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells became concerned on Monday, when it became clear that only 6 out of the 7 new cygnets were visible on the Palace Moat. Palace Staff were contacted by members of the public and began a search of the immediate area. It… Read More…

Council calls for more foster carers in Foster Care Fortnight

Council calls for more foster carers in Foster Care Fortnight

Bath & North East Somerset Council is asking residents if they could take their first step towards fostering at the start of a national fortnight celebrating the work of foster carers. A new video showing many thank you messages from the council’s fostering team to the 40 foster carer households in Bath and North East… Read More…

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