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Bath bids for rare UNESCO status

Bath bids for rare UNESCO status

Bath’s bid for a rare double-listing as a World Heritage Site, ranking it alongside cities like Bruges and Barcelona, will be made to UNESCO on 31 January. The city is joining ten other European spa towns in seeking UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) recognition for their role as leading historic spa towns… Read More…

Family Skating Fun at Farrington’s!

Family Skating Fun at Farrington’s!

February Half Term is a tricky one – we’re still in the midst of winter and so finding weatherproof activities for the family can sometimes be a challenge. Farrington’s are known for their seasonal events and for February Half Term, they’re hosting a skating experience minus the chill factor! From Saturday 16th until Sunday 24th… Read More…

Council floats idea of pleasure boats from Parade Gardens

Council floats idea of pleasure boats from Parade Gardens

River Avon pleasure boat businesses are being asked if they would consider running a passenger service from Bath’s Parade Gardens. Bath & North East Somerset Council is making initial inquiries about the idea as a ‘toe-in-the- water’ to see if any boating business would want to tender for the chance to run a service from… Read More…

Could your family take on the SUGAR SMART challenge?

Could your family take on the SUGAR SMART challenge?

Bath & North East Somerset Council is searching for families who want to reduce their sugar intake and would like support in making healthier choices. Too much sugar in our diets contributes to obesity, tooth decay and puts people at risk of Type 2 diabetes. Earlier this month Public Health England revealed that children in… Read More…

Young Stars finalists announced

Young Stars finalists announced

Fifteen finalists have been selected for Bath & North East Somerset Council’s inaugural Our Young Stars Awards. The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of extraordinary young people from across the district. A panel of judges selected the finalists after reviewing 70 nominations received from family members, friends, teachers, sports coaches and third sector organisations. The winners… Read More…

Deadline for Primary school applications is January 15th

Deadline for Primary school applications is January 15th

Parents across Bath and North East Somerset whose children are due to start primary school in September are being reminded that the deadline for applications is fast approaching. Applications must be received by midnight on Tuesday 15 January.  Any applications submitted after this time will be considered as ‘late applications’ and will be dealt with… Read More…

Wessex Water’s Generous Gift to Fosse Way School Student

Wessex Water’s Generous Gift to Fosse Way School Student

A talented year 11 student on the roll of Fosse Way, the outstanding special school in Radstock, is the fortunate beneficiary of a generous donation from local utility company, Wessex Water. The young man concerned is one of a small number of academically-able autistic students from Fosse Way who, with specialist support from members of… Read More…

70 nominations for inaugural Our Young Stars Awards

70 nominations for inaugural Our Young Stars Awards

More than 70 young people have been nominated for Bath and North East Somerset’s Our Young Stars Awards. The awards will recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of extraordinary young people in the district. Nominations closed at the end of November and a panel of judges are now in the process of selecting the finalists… Read More…

Make the world better with a sweater!

Make the world better with a sweater!

On December 14th make sure to wear your ugliest Christmas jumper to school or work for Christmas Jumper Day! In case you don’t know – Christmas Jumper Day is an annual event that helps raise money for Save the Children. It’s basically a celebration of ugly Christmas themed jumpers, while also helping fundraise for a… Read More…

Help the NHS help you this winter by taking simple steps

Help the NHS help you this winter by taking simple steps

People living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Swindon and Wiltshire are being urged to do their bit to help the NHS cope with an increase in demand for services this winter. As the season gets underway and Christmas approaches, health and care leaders from across the region are asking people to do as… Read More…

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