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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…

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…

Victory in Europe Day 75th Anniversary in South Gloucestershire

Victory in Europe Day 75th Anniversary in South Gloucestershire

This year marks the 75th anniversary Victory in Europe (VE) Day on 8 May and, like many people across the country, residents in South Gloucestershire are finding new ways to mark the day and remember the bravery of all those who lived, worked and fought in the Second World War. Find more information about the VE… Read More…

Concessionary bus pass hours extended

Concessionary bus pass hours extended

As a result of coronavirus and news that some supermarkets will be opening just for older people or those with a disability for their first hour of the day, the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is extending the hours when concessionary bus passes can be used. Time restriction for use of the Diamond Travelcard… Read More…

UWE Bristol’s Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) to be used as a temporary NHS hospital treating COVID-19 patients

UWE Bristol’s Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) to be used as a temporary NHS hospital treating COVID-19 patients

Work has begun to convert the Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) on UWE Bristol’s Frenchay campus into a 300-bed temporary hospital to provide hundreds of extra beds if local services need them during the peak of coronavirus. The hospital is expected to be fully operational and treating patients from April 2020. The measure follows the… Read More…

Small Businesses and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business can now apply for grants in South Gloucestershire

Small Businesses and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business can now apply for grants in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council are pleased to now able to accept requests for the Small Business Grant and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grants Fund. Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses are eligible if: your business is based in England your business is in the retail, hospitality or leisure sector your business has a rateable value… Read More…

Emergency food parcels delivered to people shielding at home

Emergency food parcels delivered to people shielding at home

Councillors and staff at South Gloucestershire Council are working with the government, health services and other partners to ensure essential support will be delivered to those being asked to shield themselves by remaining in their homes for 12 weeks, following the guidance announced last week. They took a delivery of essential foodstuffs over the weekend… Read More…

Separate clinics for patients with and without coronavirus symptoms help people to continue accessing care and treatment

Separate clinics for patients with and without coronavirus symptoms help people to continue accessing care and treatment

People needing GP services across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will soon be advised to visit a specific clinic depending on whether or not they are showing symptoms of coronavirus. With more people expected to develop coronavirus in the coming weeks, coupled with the need to continue providing regular, everyday healthcare, practices… Read More…

Local clinical commissioning groups merge as one and pledge continued support in region’s fight against coronavirus

Local clinical commissioning groups merge as one and pledge continued support in region’s fight against coronavirus

The three clinical commissioning groups of Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are set to formally merge as a single organisation, in a move that aims to maintain and enhance the health and wellbeing of local people, particularly in light of the current coronavirus pandemic. Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire… Read More…

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