June 2012 Blog Posts (6)

Launch for Council Community & Business Awards 2012/13

Nominations are now open for Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Chairman Community & Business Awards 2012/13 which aim to identify those volunteers and local businesses who make an exceptional contribution to our local community.

The Awards are organised in partnership with, the Volunteer Centre Bath & North East Somerset, CURO (formally Somer Community Housing Trust), the Student Community Partnership and the Quest project.

Councillor Rob Appleyard, Chairman…


Added by Kathy Tate on June 28, 2012 at 11:15 — No Comments

Fundraising opportunities for your community group – make money and help the environment.

The Council is keen to encourage residents in Bath and North East Somerset to use their weekly food waste recycling collection, and would like to let you know about an opportunity for your community group/schoolto raise some money and help residents recycle their food waste more cheaply.

Most people who use the service choose to wrap their food waste in…


Added by Lorinda Trebaczyk on June 25, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

Councils for clothes campaign – staff are starting to make a tonne of clothes for charity

All the British Heart Foundation collection bins are now in place at council offices and staff have begun donating their clothes and shoes at work for charity.

The Council’ own Waste Team staff have been amongst the first staff to donate items to help make a tonne of clothes for charity launched in national Recycle Week.

Hannah Oakley, Waste Awareness Officer, has taken advantage of the campaign as a good opportunity to declutter at home. ‘There’s been lots of stuff under our…


Added by Lorinda Trebaczyk on June 21, 2012 at 12:29 — No Comments

Youngest polar explorer opens new school redevelopment

Published 13/06/2012

The youngest person ever to ski to the South Pole has received a warm welcome at the official opening of a £2.15m school redevelopment by Bath & North East Somerset Council.

Amelia Hempleman-Adams, who completed her record-breaking 97-mile trek last December when she was just 16, cut the ribbon on the replacement school hall and new…


Added by Kathy Tate on June 18, 2012 at 14:16 — No Comments

Celebrate Midsomer in the Park: Get ready for Battle for the Winds

The Somer Valley Adventure Play and Skate Park, run by Bath & North East Somerset Council, has a mix of fun activities for everyone to enjoy this June.

Visitors to the park, next to the Council’s South Wansdyke Sports Centre in Midsomer Norton, can take part in workshops in radio broadcasting, film-making and a range…


Added by Kathy Tate on June 7, 2012 at 10:23 — No Comments

New street cleaning vehicles hit the streets

Published: 01/06/2012

The latest in street cleansing technology will be cleaning paths, roads, and gutters following Bath & North East Somerset Council investing in two new vehicles for Keynsham, Saltford, and the Somer Valley.

The new vehicle which covers Keynsham and Saltford uses four brushes to clear the streets, including a wide sweep…


Added by Kathy Tate on June 6, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

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