Cllr Tim Warren

This week’s rugby at the rec was something of a see-saw.  It was a really exciting game; sadly we lost by just one point to Newcastle in a game that I thought we had won.

It’s been a busy week, with quite a number of meetings to keep on top of. The Bath BID held its AGM on Tuesday, and I was interested to see the interim arrangements in place to keep things running smoothly whilst a permanent successor to the outgoing Chief Executive is found.

While on Wednesday, I met with the Local Enterprise Partnership to discuss opportunities and future investment in our area.

At the Chew Valley Forum amongst other topics, we listened to the important views of some local sixth form students who were talking about public transport in the Chew Valley. It was really good to hear from them first hand, and the points they raised will be fed back into the Chew Valley transport strategy.

I had a very positive meeting with the new Chair of Radstock Town Council on Thursday morning, followed by a constructive get-together with the Mayor of Midsomer Norton and the West of England Mayor – with a drive around the Somer Valley Enterprise zone; which in time will create around 1,700 career opportunities locally and should help to reduce the need to commute out of the area.

On Thursday night I was pleased to welcome the Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Mountstevens, and the Chief Constable for Avon & Somerset Police, Andy Marsh to the Guildhall for an interesting insight into their world and a question and answer session with the public. Unfortunately I could not stay to the end as I had to race over to the Bath Chronicle’s Bath Business Awards, where I was proud to present the award for Best Place to Work to Stone King LLP. Very well done to all the terrific finalists!

Tim