BANES News

Have you got what it takes to make a difference?

Have you got what it takes to make a difference?

Fostering can be an amazing and rewarding journey. Fostering Fortnight, which started on May 13, offered the ideal time to catch up with Mal and his wife Chriscelle, foster carers living in Keynsham… Even before they were married, Mal and Chriscelle had talked about fostering at some point in the future, but it wasn’t until after… Read More…

B&NES Schools take action on funding crisis

B&NES Schools take action on funding crisis

A B&NES wide campaign is now in force to tackle budget cuts to the region’s schools. Parents and carers in Bath and North East Somerset will have received a letter recently from their child’s school regarding the funding crisis for schools in B&NES. The letter says that although parents and carers may be aware of… Read More…

Colour, Crafts and Cacti

Colour, Crafts and Cacti

Family Fun this half term at the American Museum and Gardens. Jet off to America this half-term holiday without the need for suitcases or passports and join the American Museum and Gardens for some family fan. Inspired by the museum’s current exhibition, Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in America, and the SouthWest’s newest garden attraction, the young… Read More…

Palace Welcomes New Pair of Swans to Historic Moat

Palace Welcomes New Pair of Swans to Historic Moat

Exciting news at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells today, as a new pair of swans is welcomed to the famous Moat. Tourists and locals had been disappointed since October last year, when Wynn, the brave widow who outlived her lifelong mate Bryn, and raised her final brood at the Palace, took flight along with her… Read More…

How you can help our region win the City Nature Challenge

How you can help our region win the City Nature Challenge

Residents of Bath and North East Somerset are being encouraged to take part in a special event this weekend to discover nature on their doorstep and record wildlife sightings. The City Nature Challenge takes place over four days between 26-29 April. Bath has joined Bristol to compete with more than 160 cities across the world… Read More…

School class sizes are highest in a decade

School class sizes are highest in a decade

The number of children being taught in so called ‘super sized’ primary school classes has been revealed to be at its highest in a decade. The figures published by the Department of Education have shown that more than one in ten pupils are taught in classes of 31 or more, the largest proportion since 2007.… Read More…

Free sanitary products to be introduced to primary schools

Free sanitary products to be introduced to primary schools

The Government has said that free sanitary products will be offered to girls in all primary schools in England from 2020. This announcement follows the Chancellor Philip Hammond’s pledge to fund free sanitary products in secondary schools and colleges.   Campaigners have welcomed this news saying they are glad that the government had extended the… Read More…

School offer day in B&NES

School offer day in B&NES

Almost every family in Bath and North East Somerset has been offered one of their overall preferences for primary school places in 2019-20. Figures out today show 99 per cent of applications received one of their overall preferences with 93.6 per cent getting their first preference of primary school. The total number of applications received… Read More…

Be prepared and help ease pressure on health services this Easter

Be prepared and help ease pressure on health services this Easter

People living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Swindon and Wiltshire are being urged to get ready for the approaching Easter holidays in order to help ease demand on health services across the region. As GP surgeries prepare for the Easter break, health and care leaders are asking people to check they have the… Read More…

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