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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…

Make a Garden of Hope with Julian House

Make a Garden of Hope with Julian House

Julian House is a charity that supports and cares for vulnerable men, women and children. Some have been forced to sleep rough, while others have been forced to flee their homes as a result of domestic abuse. Life can be challenging for the people in their care, especially during this uncertain time. But you can… Read More…

Cygnets to be Named by Public at The Bishop’s Palace

Cygnets to be Named by Public at The Bishop’s Palace

Following the news at the weekend that 7 cygnets have hatched on the nest at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, the Palace has now asked the public to send in their suggestions to name them. The 2020 Cygnet Naming Competition asks people to submit names by email or social media by Wednesday 13th May. So… Read More…

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