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Somerset Businesses Join Forces to Tackle Climate Crisis

Somerset Businesses Join Forces to Tackle Climate Crisis

Puxton Park Tourist Attraction, located in Hewish, near Weston-super-Mare, makes drastic changes to help the current climate emergency. Climate change is a known issue and the UK government has a target to become ‘carbon neutral’ by 2030. In partnership with Aspen Services, Puxton Park is proud to introduce their new eco-friendly compostable food packaging in… Read More…

20’s plenty for every school in Somerset

20’s plenty for every school in Somerset

Ambitious plans to keep children safe by installing an advisory 20mph zone outside every school in Somerset were announced today. Somerset County Council has today committed £1.5m to tackle speeding by rolling out a programme of advisory 20mph zones across the county. Councillor David Fothergill, Leader of Somerset County Council, said: “Every year I know… Read More…

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…

Song to Boost Funds for Longleat’s  Bushfire Charity Appeal

Song to Boost Funds for Longleat’s Bushfire Charity Appeal

Longleat has released a song to help raise money for their bushfire charity appeal. Featuring a 30-strong choir made up of staff and keepers, ‘Together’ was written by a member of the Longleat team and recorded at the Cheese & Grain studio in Frome. As well as the choir, it also includes didgeridoos and Aboriginal… Read More…

Puxton Park Confronts Climate Change

Puxton Park Confronts Climate Change

Puxton Park Tourist Attraction, located in Hewish, near Weston-super-Mare, makes changes to help the current climate emergency. Climate change is a known issue and the UK government has a target to become ‘carbon neutral’ by 2030. Managing Director of Puxton Park, Alistair Mead, says “It’s important to help where we can. In addition to the… 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…

“Beloved” – Tales of love gone right!

“Beloved” – Tales of love gone right!

Fed up with celebrating Valentine’s night in the same old way, year after year? This year, why not enjoy a different Valentine’s night experience, with an evening of luscious stories and heart-warming songs with storyteller Beth Webb and singer-songwriter, Dora Darling at The Bishop’s Palace, Wells Valentine’s night is for celebrating romance; dreaming of living… Read More…

Robot support a big hit for Somerset schools

Robot support a big hit for Somerset schools

Dozens of schools and colleges across Somerset are already plugging in to the County Council’s trail-blazing use of robot technology to help children back into the classroom. Since it was launched last month, 25 schools and colleges have requested one of the AV1 robots in the biggest Local Authority initiative of its kind in the… 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…

Road safety programme helping young people Learn 2 Live

Road safety programme helping young people Learn 2 Live

A targeted road safety programme to help keep younger drivers and passengers safe is being rolled out by Somerset County Council’s road safety team. Recent stats show that 20 per cent of road casualties in Somerset involve 16 to 24-year-olds – despite this age group making up just 9 per cent of the total population.… Read More…

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