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West of England Combined Authority celebrates commitment to Real Living Wage

West of England Combined Authority celebrates commitment to Real Living Wage

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Living Wage accreditation means that everyone working at the combined authority receives a minimum hourly wage of £9.50 – significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, currently £8.72 per hour. It also means that anyone who provides services… Read More…

New local testing site opened in Bath and North East Somerset

New local testing site opened in Bath and North East Somerset

A new walk-through COVID-19 testing site in Keynsham for people with coronavirus symptoms, has been welcomed by Bath & North East Somerset Council The walk-through coronavirus testing facility has opened for those with symptoms to book appointments at the 1st Keynsham Scouts HQ, Ashton Way, as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to continue to… Read More…

Public consultation on Two Rivers Primary School in Keynsham

Public consultation on Two Rivers Primary School in Keynsham

Residents in Keynsham are being made aware of a public consultation being held by Wellsway Multi-Academy Trust, the Department for Education and ISG about the new Two Rivers Primary School at Hygge Park. The consultation comes ahead of a full planning application to be submitted to Bath & North East Somerset Council early in 2021.… Read More…

Hundreds of people across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire receive lifesaving coronavirus vaccine at iconic local venues

Hundreds of people across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire receive lifesaving coronavirus vaccine at iconic local venues

The Steam Museum in Swindon, along with the Corn Exchange in Devizes, took on very different roles this week as the iconic venues played host to hundreds of people eager to receive the lifesaving coronavirus vaccine.  Both venues, as well as Rowden Surgery in Chippenham and Combe Down Surgery near Bath, were transformed into local… Read More…

Parents delighted as pre-schools receive facelift and new policies

Parents delighted as pre-schools receive facelift and new policies

Two pre-schools in Downend and Stoke Lodge have received praise from parents after a new management team implemented improved policies and invested in refurbishment for each setting. The Bright Sparks pre-schools, located at Stanbridge Primary School and Stoke Lodge Primary School, changed hands earlier in the year and managers say the feedback from parents has… Read More…

Trading Standards urges consumers to think before they buy online

Trading Standards urges consumers to think before they buy online

Trading standards is advising online consumers in Devon, Somerset and Torbay to only buy from ‘reputable’ traders, and to refer to a new advice video if they experience any problems. The new advice video has been commissioned by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) ahead of ‘Black Friday’ (Friday 27 November) and ‘Cyber Monday’, (Monday 30 November), the two… Read More…

Have your say on the future development of the West of England region

Have your say on the future development of the West of England region

The West of England Combined Authority is asking people living and working in the region for their views to help shape the Spatial Development Strategy, a plan to make sure homes, employment spaces and vital transport links are planned in the right places over the next 20 years. As the region’s population grows and as… Read More…

Rental e-scooter scheme starts in Bristol and Bath

Rental e-scooter scheme starts in Bristol and Bath

E-scooters are now available to hire in Bath and Bristol as part of a trial led by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA).  West of England Mayor Tim Bowles and Cllr Dine Romero, leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council, along with Voi Technology, the UK’s leading e-scooter operator, launched the new regional scheme at Bath’s Royal Crescent.… Read More…

Sign up to The Big Vote! urge Somerset Youth Parliament

Sign up to The Big Vote! urge Somerset Youth Parliament

The call is out to make sure as many young people as possible across Somerset have their voices heard in the UK’s biggest youth survey ‘Make Your Mark’. Somerset Youth Parliament and Somerset County Council are encouraging schools, colleges and youth projects across the county to have their say, make a difference and ensure young… Read More…

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