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Council tax hardship relief scheme launched during Covid-19

Council tax hardship relief scheme launched during Covid-19

Thousands of working age residents in Bath and North East Somerset are set to have their council tax reduced to help prevent financial hardship during the coronavirus pandemic. Bath & North East Somerset Council has made an urgent decision to reduce council tax liability to lessen people’s financial burden at a time when they may… Read More…

5 ways that nature and wildlife can improve your child’s wellbeing

5 ways that nature and wildlife can improve your child’s wellbeing

Scheduling in some time to go outdoors can help us to feel refreshed and put us in a clearer mindset, but for children it can also have some additional social benefits. Here, Sean Whiting, Director at Houghton Country, discusses how spending time outside and among wildlife can positively impact a child’s wellbeing. As parents it’s… Read More…

The top baby names of 2020 have been revealed

The top baby names of 2020 have been revealed

2020 isn’t even here yet, but that hasn’t stopped news outlets revealing the predicted top baby names for the coming year. Here are the top baby names that have been predicted for 2020 – do you like the look of anything on this list? Absolutely hate them? Already used them? Let us know! Archie Amber… Read More…

Twas the night before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas

Take 10 minutes on Christmas Eve to sit with the children and read this traditional, well loved poem together. Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be… Read More…

Brand new homes in idyllic Wells

Brand new homes in idyllic Wells

Situated on Wookey Hole Road, new Bovis Homes development Priory Fields is well under way and home to a number of residents already enjoying their new modern lifestyle. Offering a variety of homes ranging in size from two to four bedrooms, Priory Fields is the perfect location for families of all shapes and sizes, and… Read More…

5 ways to get more sleep as a new mum

5 ways to get more sleep as a new mum

Robyn Newby from Linthorpe Beds is new to the world of motherhood, so she knows all about the difficulties you can face when juggling sleep with being a parent. Here, she shares her top tips to help you get a good night’s sleep after the birth of your little one. Having a baby is incredibly… Read More…

Seeking Foster Carers for young refugees

Seeking Foster Carers for young refugees

Wiltshire For Refugees community group and Wiltshire Council’s Foster team are working together to find new carers and supported lodging providers in Wiltshire. They are urgently needed to accommodate the vulnerable young people arriving in the region. The majority are boys in their mid to late teens and one of the most important factors for… Read More…

Beware of fake toys this Christmas

Beware of fake toys this Christmas

Parents are being urged to keep an eye out for scammers while doing their Christmas shopping. The City of London police have released a warning saying that fraudsters around the country are targeting parents searching for bargains for their children’s Christmas presents, including the most popular toys of the year. These scams are being presented… Read More…

Farrington’s Prepare for Bumper Fun at Annual Pumpkin Festival!

Farrington’s Prepare for Bumper Fun at Annual Pumpkin Festival!

Next month Farrington’s opens its gate for their annual pumpkin festival! The event has grown year on year since starting in 2016 and the Spookley Pumpkin Festival and the Great Pumpkin Smash this year is expected to be the best yet for visitors to the farm shop, café and shopping village in Farrington Gurney. This year the pumpkin… Read More…

Fresh calls for a ban on smacking

Fresh calls for a ban on smacking

The Association of Educational Psychologists has tabled a motion to the TUC Conference calling for smacking to be outlawed after school psychologists found that it is harmful to children’s mental health. Presently, although corporal punishment is banned in schools, parents can “smack” or physically chastise a child as long as it is deemed “reasonable”. Psychologists though… Read More…

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