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Free fun activities return for eligible children this winter

Free fun activities return for eligible children this winter

Children and young people eligible for free school meals in Somerset will once again be offered free fun activities over the school holidays this winter.    Young people aged 5 – 16 years will have the opportunity to take part in enriching physical activities and be provided with a nutritious meal and information about eating healthily, as… Read More…

Mobile library comes to town

Mobile library comes to town

Bath & North East Somerset Council’s mobile library is making a special appearance in the centre of Bath for a festive event bringing Christmas cheer and a love of literature to the city. Usually seen making sure residents in village locations have access to books and council services, the mobile library will be outside Primark… Read More…

New modern £54k multi-use play area opens in Whiteway

New modern £54k multi-use play area opens in Whiteway

A new multi-use games area in Bath that will benefit the whole community has opened with a new name of Whiteway Green. The regeneration of the former Rosewarn Park at Whiteway was granted £54,000 in Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding by Bath & North East Somerset Council to create a modern, sustainable multi-use games area… Read More…

Christmas family activities at the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery

Christmas family activities at the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery

Families can enjoy a ‘monster’ programme of things to see and do at Bath & North East Somerset Council’s museums over the Christmas holidays. The Victoria Art Gallery will host Myths and Monsters, a colourful celebration of children’s book illustration, with accompanying monster-themed activities for kids. The Fashion Museum will have a crafty Tinsel Toes session… Read More…

Widcombe Junior School pupils plant a tree for the Queen

Widcombe Junior School pupils plant a tree for the Queen

Children at a Bath junior school planted a very special tree as part of a national initiative to launch The Queen’s Green Canopy, which invites people across the United Kingdom to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’. Next year will mark 70 years since HM The Queen came to the throne – the longest reigning… Read More…

10 top tips to stay well this winter

10 top tips to stay well this winter

Somerset County Council’s Public Health team is urging everyone to think ahead and consider others, such as neighbours and close relatives, and put things in place now to protect their health. Cold weather brings with it a number of health risks, in particular it can increase blood pressure and make fighting infection more difficult, especially… Read More…

Seasonal Gift a Book campaign calls for donations

Seasonal Gift a Book campaign calls for donations

Libraries in Bath and North East Somerset are inviting book donations, to be gifted to people in the community who may not otherwise receive a Christmas present. The Gift a Book campaign ran for the first time in 2019 when more than 2,000 books were donated by residents and charities across B&NES. This year the… Read More…

Somerset’s first carbon neutral school

Somerset’s first carbon neutral school

A new £7.3 million primary school planned for Taunton is set to become Somerset’s first net zero carbon school, and only the third ‘passivhaus’ school in the south west. The new 420-place primary school, which includes a 60-place nursery, will serve the Orchard Grove housing development in Comeytrowe and is needed to meet the expected… Read More…

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