Council to pay for travellers site play visits

THE council will spend more than �15,000 over the next financial year to provide a traveller community with early education and play opportunities.

North Somerset Council is set to renew the contract for the Bristol Playbus organisation to provide activities for youngsters under the aged of five at the site off the A370 in Hewish.

The contract, worth �15,432, will run for 12 months from April and see the activity centre run from the organisation’s double-decker bus.

Among the activities offered by the organisation are music, cooking and arts and crafts.

A spokesman for the council said: “Bristol Playbus is experienced and proficient in delivering what has been identified and at the moment this option is more cost-effective than setting up an in-house alternative.”

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