Creative Sector Growth Programme

28 Sep 2021

Applications are open for the Combined Authority’s latest Creative programme cohort. The programme which is for both freelancers and business in the West of England region (including North Somerset) will offer workshops, mentoring, peer to peer support, coaching and specific creative sector advice. The programme will be delivered by the Watershed and expert partners. 

Event: Exporting via Ecommerce Platforms for the Creative Sector

28 Sep 2021

The West of England Growth Hub is teaming up with the Department for International Trade (DIT) Export Academy for a special event to help you access international markets online.

Enterprise Executives, Amanda Jones and Will Jenkins will introduce you to the support available from the West of England Growth Hub to grow your business, followed by Trade Advisor Emily Lambert outlining some of the key benefits and barriers to exporting your goods.

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.

Work underway on new Chew Valley Lake walking and cycling trail

28 Sep 2021

More people will soon be able to enjoy the beauty of Chew Valley Lake with work on a new 2.7km walking and cycling trail now underway.

The £1.5m all-weather path on the northern section of the lake will make the Chew Valley Trail accessible to everyone.

The improvements are being funded by a £507,000 grant from the Rural Payments Agency, £1m from the West of England Combined Authority and contributions from Bath & North East Somerset Council and Bristol Water, who own the reservoir.

Get ready for Bath Digital Festival!

28 Sep 2021

Get yourself ready for the biggest celebration of digital and tech in the South West. Make sure to block out your diary and join us on 19th - 22nd Oct 2021. 

This year we are celebrating 'collisions' so come and see the latest collaborations that are happening in this historic and innovative city. We promise an educational and inspirational packed programme for all who interested in the digital, tech and creative industry. 

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: