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Staying safe with COVID

5 Nov 2021

The number of COVID-19 cases in B&NES has risen rapidly in recent weeks.

In the week prior to 22nd October, there were 1,028 cases per 100,000 of the population. B&NES has had one of the highest COVID-19 rates in England, and this rise in cases has translated into an increase in COVID-19 hospitalisations. It is therefore essential that we do everything we can to minimise the spread of the virus.

Improving Temple Street in Keynsham – have your say

29 Oct 2021

Residents and businesses in Keynsham are being asked how they would like Temple Street to look in the future.

Concept design proposals to make the area more attractive, engaging and vibrant while enhancing its historic identity have just been released as part of the Keynsham Heritage Action Zone (HS HAZ) Programme.

The £1.1m four-year project to improve the town’s Conservation Area is a partnership between Bath & North East Somerset Council, Historic England and Keynsham Town Council.

Community Support Fund - Initial Funding Launch - Market Engagement

22 Oct 2021

The West of England Combined Authority are making an initial £985,000 available to Community and Voluntary sector groups in the West of England as part of the Community Support Fund (CSF).

The fund will support activities targeted at the most vulnerable in our communities to progress onto existing skills and employment activity and ultimately improve economic outcomes for those most affected by the pandemic.

Apply for a free IP audit

22 Oct 2021

Small and medium-sized businesses can get up to £8,000 of help to develop and protect their intellectual property with a new scheme just launched.

The Intellectual Property (IP) for Growth programme connects small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) with expert support to protect their trade secrets and stop their ideas from being copied. It offers businesses help to develop and safeguard their intellectual property.

Council nominated for prestigious Outstanding Film Commission Award

28 Sep 2021

Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Film Office has been shortlisted for an internationally recognised award for its work on hit television period drama Bridgerton.

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) award celebrates exemplary work above and beyond the usual service expected from a Film Office.

Partners back magic of Bath at Christmas

28 Sep 2021


An enticing package of traditional festive events and experiences to enhance the magic of Bath at Christmas and support the city’s businesses is set to be announced by local partners.

Bath & North East Somerset Council, Bath BID, Visit West, SouthGate Bath and Milsom Place are working together on the ‘Bath at Christmas’ programme to ensure the city sparkles and attracts visitors this festive season.     

Reshaped plans for Bath at Christmas

28 Sep 2021

Bath & North East Somerset Council, faced with a “double whammy” of Brexit and Covid, which has led to a national shortage of logistics and security staff, is reshaping this year’s Christmas events programme, including its Bath Christmas Market.

The move follows concerns that the national recruitment crisis for security and specialist staff and equipment makes it impossible to run the Bath Christmas Market, which is one of the largest in the country, safely, securely and within reasonable cost.

The reshaped Bath at Christmas programme will now include:

Bristol & Bath LegalTech Survey

24 Nov 2020

This survey is part of a research project by Whitecap Consulting into LegalTech in Bristol & Bath, currently supported by Bristol Law Society, the West of England Combined Authority (WECA), Invest Bristol & Bath, Bristol+BathLegalTech, Foot Anstey, Burges Salmon, Datasharp Integrated Communications, and VWV . 

The output will be a published report detailing the findings and recommendations as to how the region can collectively build its competitive advantage in LegalTech.


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