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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…

Santas on the Run goes Freestyle!

Santas on the Run goes Freestyle!

Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) annual Santas on the Run event is back but not as you know it! Taking place over the weekend of the 11-13 December, supporters will be able to choose their distance, route and their festive dress.    CHSW’s festive fundraisers are usually held at Bristol Harbourside, RHS Rosemoor in Devon and the Eden Project in… Read More…

Regional Mayor welcomes £10m lifeline for West of England arts and heritage organisation

Regional Mayor welcomes £10m lifeline for West of England arts and heritage organisation

The West of England Mayor has welcomed Government funding of £10m to support arts and heritage organisations across the region. The announcement from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and Arts Council England means that 45 cultural organisations in the West of England will receive a £9.7 million share of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. This major investment will help… Read More…

Don’t wait and worry, says Macmillan GP

Don’t wait and worry, says Macmillan GP

A Macmillan GP is urging people across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire to see their GP if they are experiencing signs or symptoms that could be cancer. Local Macmillan GP Jennie Wallace is backing Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire’s CCG Don’t Wait and Worry campaign. The campaign was prompted… Read More…

Council condemns Bristol’s Airport’s decision to appeal refusal for permission to expand

Council condemns Bristol’s Airport’s decision to appeal refusal for permission to expand

Bath & North East Somerset Council has condemned Bristol International Airport’s decision to appeal refusal of its planning application to increase capacity from 10 to 12 million passengers per year. Councillors in North Somerset turned down the airport’s expansion plans earlier this year saying the increase in aircraft and traffic would have a detrimental impact… Read More…

South West rural communities win green energy funding

South West rural communities win green energy funding

Communities across the South West have been awarded a total of almost £200,000 in feasibility funding from the Rural Community Energy Fund for a range of renewable energy schemes. From Chew Valley, to South Devon, to the Isle of Wight, the projects cover a variety of locations but all share the ambition of reducing carbon… Read More…

National campaign launched to encourage pupils to #StaySafeGetActive

National campaign launched to encourage pupils to #StaySafeGetActive

As pupils prepare to return to education in September, a national initiative StaySafeGetActive has been launched to encourage parents and children to improve safety and air quality around schools, as well as activity levels. Modeshift STARS, which recognises excellence in supporting sustainable travel, is inviting schools across the country to create a ‘walking bubble’ for… Read More…

First bus launches bookable seats

First bus launches bookable seats

Book my bus ride is the latest innovation from first bus, for when you absolutely, definitely have to get on that bus. Whether you are returning to work, have an important interview, a hospital appointment or need to connect to a train, sometimes you just need to know you’ll be on a specific bus journey… Read More…

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