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Active Lifestyle Centres partner with NHS to provide a healthy lifestyle for all

Active Lifestyle Centres partner with NHS to provide a healthy lifestyle for all

Active Lifestyle Centres across South Gloucestershire have partnered with NHS GP surgeries to relaunch a scheme that helps and supports people with medical or long-term conditions to become more active. The Healthy Lifestyle Referral Scheme has been developed for adults who are living with, or at risk of developing, a medical condition and qualify as… Read More…

Charity Give £25K Grant to Tackle Child Hunger in North Bristol

Charity Give £25K Grant to Tackle Child Hunger in North Bristol

The National Benevolent Charity has granted Bristol food redistribution charity, FareShare South West, £25,000 to tackle child hunger in the North Bristol area. FareShare South West take in-date, good quality surplus food from across the food industry and redistribute it to over 260 organisations across the region, in turn preventing surplus food from going to… Read More…

A warm Weston welcome awaits you

A warm Weston welcome awaits you

Visitors to Weston-super-Mare are guaranteed a warm welcome – according to the most critical of reviewers – the visitors themselves. The seaside resort has been named among the top ten Most Welcoming Places in the United Kingdom in the Traveller Review Awards 2020. The news comes as little surprise to bosses at the town’s top… Read More…

WECA want your views on bus travel, cycling and walking

WECA want your views on bus travel, cycling and walking

Local people are being encouraged to give their views on new plans to substantially improve bus travel, walking and cycling in the West of England. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is running consultations on a regional Bus Strategy and a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) from 3 February to 15 March… Read More…

School children presented with award for local litter pick

School children presented with award for local litter pick

Children from St Mary’s Catholic Primary school in Bradley Stoke have been presented with certificates and £300 for their school after winning a district-wide, litter pick competition. The competition was arranged by South Gloucestershire Council and funded through the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, High Street Community clean-up events. Every school in South… Read More…

Free swimming pilot for pregnant women launched

Free swimming pilot for pregnant women launched

From 1 February, pregnant women living in South Gloucestershire will be able access free swimming as part of a year-long pilot scheme from the region’s Active Lifestyle Centres. The scheme is being run as a joint partnership between Circadian Trust, the not-for-profit organisation operating the Active Lifestyle Centres, and South Gloucestershire Council. The pilot will… Read More…

The Galleries launches kids’ club

The Galleries launches kids’ club

This February, little visitors to The Galleries Shopping Centre in Bristol, will be able to get creative with a range of exciting and stimulating arts and crafts, when the centre opens its free kids’ club. The first session is due to take place on Saturday 8 February and will run every second Saturday of the… Read More…

Public exhibition of detailed designs for Keynsham High Street improvements

Public exhibition of detailed designs for Keynsham High Street improvements

New designs to enhance Keynsham town centre and create a better environment to encourage more walking and cycling will be available to view at a public exhibition starting on 24 January. Bath & North East Somerset Council’s detailed plans for Keynsham come after improvements to the public realm were highlighted as a key priority by… Read More…

Pickleball arrives in South Gloucestershire

Pickleball arrives in South Gloucestershire

You’ve heard of football, netball and maybe even korfball, but pickleball is the new fully-inclusive sporting phenomenon set to sweep across Thornbury – with local residents opening the town’s first-ever Pickleball Club. Originating from Washington USA, pickleball has become increasingly popular in recent years. In the USA there are now over three million players and… Read More…

Proposal to transform local maternity services reaches final decision stage

Proposal to transform local maternity services reaches final decision stage

The decision on a proposal to transform maternity services across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will be made at the joint Governing Bodies meeting in common for the three Clinical Commissioning Groups on 16 January 2020. Lucy Baker, Director of Service Delivery across BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire said: “Over the last three… Read More…

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