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A well connected line of revamped telephone boxes, now home to books, have appeared in and around the Radstock area- all using a book swap system, which allows for not only the books to have a new lease of life, but also makes good use of some of the 67,000 phone boxes in the UK now left unused.

One particularly keen user is Lucy Milsom who said: " I can always find a new book to read and it's great to have somewhere to take the books that I've already read."

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A carer's meet up in Westfield has won critical funding to increase the social cafe to twice a month.

Loneliness and isolation is a major issue faced by many carers. Caring for someone you love can be emotionally and physically draining and many carers feel unable to ask for help which is why the Carers' Centre is launching more carer cafés in Bath & North East Somerset.

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Radstock councillors will be asked their views on Bath & North East Somerset Council's budget plans, which specifically mention help for cycle routes.

Major new investment in key priority areas including tackling the climate emergency and delivering more affordable housing will be scrutinised by councillors as part of Bath and North East Somerset Council's process to set its budget for the coming year.

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Reviving Radstock can it be done

By Susie Watkins

24th Jan 2020 | Local News

When the wheels stopped turning on Radstock's mining industry, which had been so dominant throughout the 20th century, the town turned a ghostly quiet.

The last mine closed in 1973 and although a stunning museum celebrates that mining past and even offers visitors a virtual reality underground tour, critics say that the town does not have a glorious future.

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Community organisations in and around Radstock that are taking action to tackle the climate and nature emergency are being asked to share their activities in a new online survey.

The survey, which runs until 10 February, has been put together by Bath & North East Somerset Council to map projects and initiatives that are taking place across the area to respond to the climate and ecological crisis.

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