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Santa books his dates at the Grand Pier

Santa books his dates at the Grand Pier

Santa will once again be booking into the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare to meet local children in the run-up to Christmas – and he will have an extra-special gift for them, too. Every youngster who visits Santa in his new grotto at the seafront attraction will be presented with a book, Santa And His Missing… Read More…

Educational achievements in STEM recognised at South Gloucestershire awards ceremony

Educational achievements in STEM recognised at South Gloucestershire awards ceremony

Outstanding pupils from primary, special and secondary schools in South Gloucestershire have been recognised at an event celebrating the achievements of students in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The South Gloucestershire Education Awards 2019 took place at Aerospace Bristol on Friday 11 October to celebrate the outstanding educational achievements and successes over the past… Read More…

Keynsham High Street road closures

Keynsham High Street road closures

Residents and motorists are being advised that Keynsham High Street is to be subject to a series of lane and road closures for up to two weeks from Monday 14 October. The closures will enable investigative surveys to be carried out which are vital to informing the detailed design for planned public realm improvements in… Read More…

Best practice guidance document for managing continence problems in nurseries, schools and colleges across the UK is launched.

Best practice guidance document for managing continence problems in nurseries, schools and colleges across the UK is launched.

In response to requests from families, schools and health care professionals, the charities Bladder & Bowel UK and ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity, have teamed up to produce comprehensive, practical information for educational establishments regarding bladder and bowel issues and toileting in schools. Available as a free downloadable resource and supported by a… Read More…

South Gloucestershire celebrates GCSE success

South Gloucestershire celebrates GCSE success

Students in South Gloucestershire are celebrating success in their GCSE results and we are pleased to be able to share some of the many positive stories from individual schools and multi-academy trusts. At this stage all the results are provisional but we are pleased that both Bradley Stoke Community School and Yate Academy are posting… Read More…

There’s still time to sign up for Summerslime specials

There’s still time to sign up for Summerslime specials

Children can dig their hands into slime as well as the more famous mud on the seafront in Weston-super-Mare later this month. Places are still available for two ‘Summerslime’ special school summer holiday events being hosted by the resort’s iconic Grand Pier. The first event takes place this Saturday, August 17, and the second is… Read More…

Work underway for smart ticketing across the West of England

Work underway for smart ticketing across the West of England

Plans to improve integrated, smart ticketing on public transport across the West of England are underway. The West of England Combined Authority is looking at how ticketing can be simplified, giving people the flexibility to move across different transport systems more easily; for example offering tickets that work on buses, trains and for cycle schemes.… Read More…

PlayDay returns!

PlayDay returns!

Did you know there is a national day for play in the UK? Well there is, Playday is celebrated annually on the first Wednesday in August, this year, it’s taking place on 7th August and has a theme of Play Builds Children. As well as being a day focused on play, Playday is also an… Read More…

Refurbished facilities at Keynsham Leisure Centre officially opened

Refurbished facilities at Keynsham Leisure Centre officially opened

Refurbished facilities at Keynsham’s Leisure Centre have been officially opened. Councillor Dine Romero, Bath & North East Somerset Council Leader and Councillor Paul Crossley, cabinet member for Community Services opened the centre’s new ground floor fitness suite, studios, changing facilities, soft play and café on Thursday 27 June. The ceremony marked the end of the… Read More…

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