Council flies the flag for Armed Forces Day

The Armed Forces flag will be raised by Bath & North East Somerset Council as part of a ceremony at The Guildhall on Monday June 23. It will fly until national Armed Forces Day on June 28. The flag-raising ceremony will take place at 10.30am and members of the public are welcome to watch this […]

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The relief of Monmouth Street!

The improvement works at the Monmouth Street (Seven Dials) public toilets are  apparently complete and they have re-opened for people to use – but you’ll have to have 20 pence to get in.  This is part of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s £3.3 million contract to improve public conveniences across the area. Councillor David […]

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Changing fashions

Visitors to Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Fashion Museum can glimpse a dramatic transformation taking place later this month. As the Museum’s highly popular “Fifty Fabulous Frocks” exhibition has finally closed, preparations will get underway for the next big show: “GEORGIANS: 18th century dress for polite society”, opening Saturday 25 January 2014. Other display galleries […]

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January sale at Recycling Centre.

Another second-hand furniture sale is being held by Bath & North East Somerset Council on Saturday 18 January 2014 from 10am to 12 noon at the old MOD building (next to the Recycling Centre) at Pixash Lane, Keynsham BS31 1TP. There will be a variety of items on sale, all of which have been brought […]

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Bath’s first ‘lollipop’ lady

Back in August the Virtual Museum of Bath carried a story regarding the setting up of the School Crossing Patrol Service for Bath & North East Somerset Council which was celebrating 60 years of existence.  Well – just recently – a newcomer to the website – Colin Hunt – caught up with that story. He […]

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‘Rogues gallery’ goes on-line.

Embezzlement, theft, burglary, pickpocketing and begging: all these crimes and more are to be found in the records of Bath prisoners whose portraits have just been put online by Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Record Office. This ‘rogues gallery’ of photographs was created by Bath Police between 1892 and 1922 to help them recognize […]

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‘Bake Off’ venue to host weddings!

More and more venues in Bath and North East Somerset are saying “I Do” when it comes to hosting weddings – and now the Council is encouraging even more to do so. The latest to apply to become an ‘Approved Premise’ is Harptree Court which is the venue for the TV smash, the Great British Bake […]

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Creative Christmas at the Vic

Visitors to the Victoria Art Gallery can get into the festive spirit with “Decorate December” (from Sunday 1 December through to Sunday 5 January 2014) where they can explore the Gallery to find hidden reindeer! A “Decorating Fashion” drop-in event takes place at the Fashion Museum on Sunday 15 December, from 12 noon to 3pm. […]

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Spring start agreed on park and ride extension

  More good news for those trying to reduce traffic in the centre of Bath with a planning application by Bath & North East Somerset to expand Newbridge Park & Ride being approved last night (Wednesday). The plans – part of the £27 million Bath Transportation Package – proposed an increase in capacity from 450 […]

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Bath’s hidden Chinese history

A little bit of Bath‘s hidden history is going to be revealed to us all in a couple of months and it has nothing to do with the city’s Roman or Georgian past. Just across the road from the Assembly Rooms – and around the corner from the Circus – you will find the Museum […]

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