This is a new service – your feedback will help us to improve it.

e-connect 20 June

Date published: 2024-06-20

You need photo ID to vote at a polling station written on a post-it note.
e-connect 20 June 2024
The pre-election period started on Friday 31 May and will last until the polling stations have closed on Thursday 4 July. During this period the council’s communications will follow strict election guidance. Council services will continue as normal but you may see some decisions and consultations are paused.

To vote in the general election on 4 July, you will need to show photo ID.

No photo ID? You can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate.

Find out what photo ID is accepted and how to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate if you need to:

Please note you can’t use a B&NES Disco️very Card as accepted ID.


Highway works in Lansdown Road to start

Works to install a new zebra crossing, widen footways and resurface the highway in Lansdown Road, Bath are set to start and could take up to six weeks.


Look out for your postal voting pack for the General Election

This week voters who have registered to vote by post in the General Election will begin to receive their postal packs for the Bath and the North East Somerset and Hanham constituencies.


Are you aware of the changes to your Parliamentary Constituency boundary?

Bath & North East Somerset voters are being reminded about boundary changes which come into force at the July 4 General Election.


Council meetings

Do you want to know about decisions being taken by the council and have your say? Please follow this link to the council’s calendar of meetings.

Follow us online

You can follow us on NextdoorXFacebook and 
Instagram; subscribe to us on YouTube and read the latest releases on our Newsroom. Visit our website.

Cost of living crisis

Worried about the cost of living? Help is out there. There is a dedicated Cost of Living Crisis section on Live Well B&NES, including:

You can also get help from your supplier through the Priority Services Register. This is a free support service that makes sure extra help is available to people in vulnerable situations. Check the website to see if you’re eligible to register.

For people struggling to afford broadband or phone services, there are social tariffs available. Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) has a webpage with more information about social tariffs including eligibility requirements and how to apply Social tariffs - Connecting Devon and Somerset

Library services

Our Libraries offer a range of services, including the Library at Home service where we can bring the library to you and sensory spaces for children and young adults with sensory needs. You can also find out about events happening in our libraries.


Employment support and skills



Achieve in B&NES provides a job and course search service for anybody wishing to enter the workplace or progress their career. There are free and funded courses from local providers.

We Work For Everyone

Looking for work and have a learning difficulty or learning disability, or you are autistic, we can help. Visit

Future Bright

Future Bright offers FREE career coaching, training and support. Visit the Future Bright website to find out more or call 01225 395555.

Employment & Skills Pod

The Employment & Skills Pod provides information, advice and guidance for residents who are unemployed, 18+ and would like support around employment. You can find out more on the achieve website.


Health, wellbeing and support


Live Well B&NES

Live Well B&NES is a web-based resource providing information, signposting and support to Bath & North East Somerset residents.

Community Wellbeing Hub

The Community Wellbeing Hub opening hours are from Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm. Call the Hub on 0300 247 0050 or text 07870 868368 or visit the website.

Bath Mind

Bath Mind is an independent mental health charity whose services operate across Bath and North East Somerset. Explore Bath Mind’s services by visiting their website. Alternatively, call Freephone 0808 175 1369 any day of the week between 9am and 11pm for mental health support.

Age UK

Age UK Bath & North East Somerset run specialised Dementia Groups in the district. These groups are a safe, fun environment for people to come for activities and friendship. Find out more here or call 01225 466135. You can also find out about digital support for people aged 55 and over. Email or visit

Sight loss support

Sight Support West of England provides emotional and practical support to help people adjust to living with sight loss. To find out more, or make an appointment please call  0117 3224885 or email. For more information on the full range of services, visit the website. For more useful information visit the RNIB website.

Domestic abuse

Southside provides help to people who live in Bath & North East Somerset who are at risk of domestic violence and abuse. The working hours are 9am-5pm Monday-Thursday, and 9am-4pm Fridays. Local support services can be found here.

Bath Community Transport

Bath Community Transport provides accessible transport to community, church and support groups, social clubs, care homes and sport foundations.
Call 01225 832317 for further details or visit

Public health

Time is running out to get your Spring Covid- 19 booster vaccination

The NHS Spring Covid-19 booster vaccination programme will come to an end on the 30 June 2024. COVID-19 is more serious in older people and in people with certain underlying health conditions. For these reasons, people aged 75 years and over, those in care homes, and those aged 6 months and over with a weakened immune system are being offered a spring dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
To check if you are eligible for a Covid-19 spring booster or to book an appointment, go online here or call 119 before 29 June.

To keep up to date with the latest public health news stories across Bath and North East Somerset, including upcoming events, consultations  and other information, subscribe to the public health monthly newsletter. You can also browse previous editions of the public health newsletter.

Do you look after someone else?

If you support someone who has a disability, illness, mental health condition, addiction or who needs extra help as they grow older, support is available from Bath and North East Somerset Carers’ Centre. Freephone support line: 0800 038 8885 or email 9am-1pm, every weekday.


This week is the Royal Life Saving Society UK’s Drowning Prevention Week. To help promote child water safety, our partners at Better are offering 50% off your first monthly payment when booking Better Swim School lessons at Bath and Keynsham Leisure Centres. Book online and enter SUMMER50 at the checkout before 31st July 2024.

Learn how to enjoy water safety this summer with free resources:

The Youtube logo.
Bath and North East Somerset Council Newsroom logo.
B&NES Council Twitter
B&NES Council Facebook
B&NES Council Website

Date published: 2024-06-20

You need photo ID to vote at a polling station written on a post-it note.

Date published: 2024-06-20

Date published: 2024-06-20