It’s been a funny sort of a week. On first glance at the week ahead, it looked like it would be very quiet. But, with the bank holiday on Monday and with some people having been away, it's actually been quite frantic catching up.

It’s also been quite a river-orientated sort of week. On Wednesday I joined a trip along the River Avon with the Canal & River Trust to understand all the work that is going on to improve the river environment. The trust is run by volunteers who do a great job of caring for the much-loved Kennet & Avon Canal and the River Avon.

If you’d like to get involved with the work of the Trust you can find lots of information about all the roles available on their website https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/volunteer/

On Thursday the river theme continued with a meeting of the strategic river group. The aim of this group, which was set up in 2014, is to bring the river back to life. One example of this is the Bath Quays South development where a flood alleviation scheme also doubles as a park. The long term aims include bringing back economic development whilst improving the ambience.

Finally, the rugby season starts again this week, Bath have a difficult start to the season, playing away to Leicester and things don’t get much easier with a home fixture against European champions Saracens next week.

I should also wish luck to Keynsham RFC who were promoted to South West 1 west after winning the tough Western counties North league last season.

Finally, I’m hoping to watch Bath United at the Rec tonight - if I finish work in time!