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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…

Kingswood pool reopens following £35k refurbishment project

Kingswood pool reopens following £35k refurbishment project

Customers made a splash at Kingswood Active Lifestyle Centre as both of the swimming pools reopened following a month-long £35,000 refurbishment project. Essential maintenance work to reline, re-grout and refresh the pools started in early December, with the facilities springing back into action on Thursday 2nd January. The refurbishment project is part of an ongoing… Read More…

Green-eyed monster prompts grotto takeover

Green-eyed monster prompts grotto takeover

Someone has been going green with envy at how much attention Santa has been attracting at his grotto at the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare this month. So much so, in fact, that he has organised a takeover! He may have stolen Christmas in the book that made his name, but for one weekend, Mr Grinch… Read More…

Help stop the spread of Norovirus this winter

Help stop the spread of Norovirus this winter

People living in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are being asked to help stop the spread of Norovirus this winter by following some simple steps. Norovirus – often referred to as the winter vomiting bug – is a very unpleasant and highly contagious stomach bug that causes diarrhoea and vomiting. Although most… Read More…

Santa specials for Grand Pier guests with sensory difficulties

Santa specials for Grand Pier guests with sensory difficulties

A top tourist attraction is once again offering special ‘quiet hour’ sessions to ensure that children who have sensory difficulties can visit Santa’s Grotto in the run-up to Christmas. The Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare is creating a magical winter wonderland on the first floor of the main Pavilion building this year. And the attraction wants… Read More…

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…

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