If any of you were at the rec on Saturday - what a day! For anyone who wasn't there, you missed one of the best games I have ever seen. The atmosphere was fantastic and I still have a sore throat almost a week on.

We beat dual European champions Saracens 31 - 21. A great start to the season with 2 wins from 2 games.

On Tuesday I had one of my regular meetings with the Independent Traders Group. Independent shops are an integral part of Bath's economy and it is important that we - as a council - do all we can to support our indies.

Alongside this, it's great news that the Country Living Festival will be coming to Bath with a four-day event next year - the first time that a magazine brand has taken over an entire city centre. We're really excited to be working with Country Living, Bath BID and Visit Bath to make sure this is a fantastic occasion for everybody – residents, traders and visitors alike.

Thursday was another busy day with a workshop in the morning to work out ways for the Council to work in an even more integrated manner with the Clinical Commissioning Group and deliver care in the best possible way.

On Thursday evening we had full Council meeting where, amongst other things, we discussed our Modern Libraries programme, managing the Council’s increasing commercial activity, and urgent repairs to York Street ahead of the Christmas season. You can catch all the debate via our webcast.

And then on Friday, I met with the West of England combined authority to discuss some really exciting road projects that will make a huge difference to the area.

We'll soon be making some big announcements for Bath, I'll keep you informed.