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Update from South Gloucestershire council

Update from South Gloucestershire council

As of 27th March, there have been 37 confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) in South Gloucestershire. Given the current testing regime, the actual number is expected to be significantly higher than this. In order to help combat this, the Council is urging you to: Only go outside for food, health reasons, work (but only if… Read More…

Home learning in South Gloucestershire

Home learning in South Gloucestershire

Integra Schools and South Gloucestershire Council are pleased to launch a new home learning online resource to support parents, carers and teachers. This resource brings together a range of free and easy to access online activities and learning for children of all ages, and is clearly grouped into subjects and topics, such as English and… Read More…

Grand Pier remains open

Grand Pier remains open

One of the region’s top tourist attractions is continuing to operate in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis and intends to remain open until it is advised to do otherwise. The Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare has implemented a number of measures in order to reduce the risk of people spreading the infection, while still being… Read More…

National Trust statement on Covid-19

National Trust statement on Covid-19

Following an announcement from their Director-General Hilary McGrady’s announcement yesterday, the National Trust are continuing to work hard to keep open spaces accessible to people while they close houses, shops and cafés to restrict the spread of coronavirus. This will take time and it is hoped that by the end of Friday 20 March, all… Read More…

Pier postpones Fireworks at Sea

Pier postpones Fireworks at Sea

The Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare has reluctantly cancelled the Fireworks at Sea spectacular scheduled for Saturday, 4 April, in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis. The management team at the seafront attraction took the decision in the wake of the Prime Minister’s request for people to avoid any unnecessary social contact. The dazzling displays regularly… Read More…

South Gloucestershire Council welcomes £50k funding boost to support victims of domestic abuse

South Gloucestershire Council welcomes £50k funding boost to support victims of domestic abuse

South Gloucestershire Council has welcomed the announcement of £50,000 in additional funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to support survivors of domestic abuse. The funding is part of a £16.6 million initiative which is supporting 75 projects across England to help fund domestic abuse refuge services in rural communities and… Read More…

Purpose-built new special school a great environment for learning

Purpose-built new special school a great environment for learning

Cabinet Member for Schools, Cllr Erica Williams, toured the new school building at SGS Pegasus earlier this month, to see how its purpose-built learning environment is benefiting students. The £11 million pound new school in Patchway is designed, in the words of the school, to create ‘a calm, progressive learning environment’ for children with a… Read More…

New Watermore Primary School buildings a boost for the whole community

New Watermore Primary School buildings a boost for the whole community

The development of Watermore Primary School in Frampton Cotterell is more than two-thirds complete, with pupils and staff now together on a single site and making use of new buildings, which have been designed to increase the availability of school places locally, provide a better learning environment for hearing impaired children and generate their own… Read More…

Mini Police rewarded with a grand day out

Mini Police rewarded with a grand day out

Youngsters from two Mini Police units in Weston-super-Mare were treated to a fun-filled visit to the resort’s Grand Pier as a reward for their community-spirited work. The attraction provided free unlimited ride wristbands to the children, as well as free entry to the Pier, as a way of thanking them for their hard work and… Read More…

Children’s charity ERIC launches ‘Engaged in Bristol’ a new support service for parents and carers looking after children with bowel and bladder conditions.

Children’s charity ERIC launches ‘Engaged in Bristol’ a new support service for parents and carers looking after children with bowel and bladder conditions.

Thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund, ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity are delighted to be offering a drop in support group for parents and carers in the Bristol area. Run by friendly facilitators, ‘Engaged’ is for anyone caring for a child or young person under the age of 19… Read More…

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