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‘Up the beak, twice a week.’

‘Up the beak, twice a week.’

Residents in Bath and North East Somerset are being encouraged to get into the habit of having a rapid Covid-19 test. Over the coming weeks, lockdown restrictions are expected to be loosened across England in line with the Government’s Roadmap. Changes will include the return of organised sport, as well as groups of six people or… Read More…

Step it out this Spring to Support People Experiencing Homelessness

Step it out this Spring to Support People Experiencing Homelessness

This April, Julian House is calling on members of the public to take on its annual walking challenge – The Circuit of Bath Walk. The sponsored circular walk, now in its 20th year, takes place Sunday 25th April 2021 and will see participants walking around some of Bath’s most beautiful near countryside, surrounding villages and… Read More…

Look out for your poll card for the May elections

Look out for your poll card for the May elections

This week poll cards for the May elections will land on doormats across Bath and North East Somerset. There are two elections taking place in our area on Thursday 6 May: the election of the West of England or Regional Mayor, who leads the West of England Combined Authority; leading the development of regional business,… Read More…

New employment and skills pod offers free career support

New employment and skills pod offers free career support

Bath and North East Somerset residents who want to get back to work or change career can now get tailored advice on training and upskilling from a new employment and skills pod. The service is part of the Community Wellbeing Hub and aims to support people who have been made redundant due to Covid-19, or… Read More…

£500k funding to bring empty high street properties back into use

£500k funding to bring empty high street properties back into use

An exciting project to breathe new life into vacant shops and buildings in high streets across Bath and North East Somerset has been awarded £500,000 from the West of England Combined Authority’s Recovery Fund. The Vacant Units Action Project will see empty properties in Bath used for creative projects and pop-up businesses, with satellite projects… Read More…

More than £2m funding secured to cut carbon emissions in buildings

More than £2m funding secured to cut carbon emissions in buildings

The drive to reduce carbon emissions from buildings in Bath and North East Somerset to help tackle the climate emergency has received a boost with more than £2m of Government funding won for key projects. Bath & North East Somerset Council was one of a number of local authorities which secured several successful bids from… Read More…

Voters urged to register in time to have their say in May

Voters urged to register in time to have their say in May

On Thursday 6 May residents in Bath and North East Somerset will have their say on who represents them at the West of England Mayoral Election and the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner election. In order to vote in these important elections, residents must be on the electoral register. With the deadline to… Read More…

Bath family completes 100 lap challenge

Five year old Max from Bath has cycled 50km and raised £950 to date in memory of his Great Grandfather Ted, who sadly died aged 99 in February.  Thanks to Max and everyone who sponsored him, the funds raised will be donated to The Forever Friends Appeal to benefit patients, their families and the staff… Read More…

Chew Stoke School scores gold for sustainable travel

Chew Stoke School scores gold for sustainable travel

Chew Stoke Church School has become the second school in Bath and North East Somerset to achieve a gold national award for promoting walking, cycling and sustainable travel. Modeshift STARS is a national accreditation scheme that recognises schools that champion healthy and active ways to travel to and from school, as well as embedding those… Read More…

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