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Council will clampdown on businesses flouting Covid-19 restrictions

Council will clampdown on businesses flouting Covid-19 restrictions

Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Public Protection officers will be out in force across the city engaging, explaining, encouraging and enforcing the Covid-19 restrictions when the tier 2 rules come into force from tomorrow. The officers are working with partners Bath BID, Covid Safety Officers and the police and have already been visiting retail… Read More…

Trading Standards urges consumers to think before they buy online

Trading Standards urges consumers to think before they buy online

Trading standards is advising online consumers in Devon, Somerset and Torbay to only buy from ‘reputable’ traders, and to refer to a new advice video if they experience any problems. The new advice video has been commissioned by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) ahead of ‘Black Friday’ (Friday 27 November) and ‘Cyber Monday’, (Monday 30 November), the two… Read More…

Supporting residents facing food poverty during lockdown

Supporting residents facing food poverty during lockdown

FOOD clubs, pantries and food banks across Bath and North East Somerset are continuing to provide essential support to residents facing food poverty during lockdown. Alongside the Community Wellbeing Hub, they are proving a lifeline for hundreds of people who have lost their jobs or seen their income reduced as a result of the pandemic.… Read More…

Community support hub ready to help vulnerable during lockdown

Community support hub ready to help vulnerable during lockdown

As the country enters a second national lockdown the Community Wellbeing Hub, previously known as the Compassionate Community Hub, stands ready to support vulnerable people across Bath and North East Somerset. The hub, which is a collaboration between Bath & North East Somerset Council, Virgin Care and 3SG, was formed in March to provide a… Read More…

B&NES children to get free school meal vouchers in school holidays

B&NES children to get free school meal vouchers in school holidays

Bath & North East Somerset Council has pledged to provide free school meal vouchers to eligible children this Christmas following the government’s decision to stop funding free school meals during the holidays. There are currently more than 4,000 children in Bath and North East Somerset who receive means-tested free school meals. Councillor Kevin Guy, cabinet member for… Read More…

Dreaming of a White Christmas at the Roman Baths

Dreaming of a White Christmas at the Roman Baths

Young sweethearts Mr White and Miss Christmas tied the knot in a last-minute pre-lockdown wedding at the beautiful Roman Baths. Mr and Mrs White-Christmas, 20-year-olds Tilly and Kieran, from Bridport, Dorset, married last night (Tuesday November 3) at the historic attraction in the city watched by close family and friends. The Covid-secure ceremony was performed… Read More…

Have your say on the future development of the West of England region

Have your say on the future development of the West of England region

The West of England Combined Authority is asking people living and working in the region for their views to help shape the Spatial Development Strategy, a plan to make sure homes, employment spaces and vital transport links are planned in the right places over the next 20 years. As the region’s population grows and as… Read More…

Council statement on proposed new lockdown measures

Council statement on proposed new lockdown measures

Bath & North East Somerset Council has responded to the Government’s lockdown announcement on Saturday by highlighting the challenges the area faces in reducing the rate of infection, which have been rising rapidly in recent weeks. The council has also committed to supporting the most vulnerable and to keeping public and staff safe, whilst maintaining… Read More…

Rental e-scooter scheme starts in Bristol and Bath

Rental e-scooter scheme starts in Bristol and Bath

E-scooters are now available to hire in Bath and Bristol as part of a trial led by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA).  West of England Mayor Tim Bowles and Cllr Dine Romero, leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council, along with Voi Technology, the UK’s leading e-scooter operator, launched the new regional scheme at Bath’s Royal Crescent.… Read More…

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