Last week was a partial holiday week which is why there was no blog.  I would like to thank our Highways and Property Services Teams who reacted swiftly to the accident on Cleveland Bridge in Bath on Monday, which resulted in significant damage to one of the toll lodges. By lunchtime they'd worked wonders and had traffic moving and by the evening the bridge was fully open. Excellent work 

Slow broadband is a hot topic these days. On Friday and Monday (this week) I had meetings about broadband roll out. I share the frustration of those living with low broadband speed as I live in a fairly rural area and get on average 1mgb, so the chance of speeds of up 100mgb is quite hard to comprehend. We are working with all broadband suppliers now to try and provide good service throughout the area.

I had a really interesting meeting with Barry Gilbertson on Thursday about World Heritage in Bath. Barry is Chair of the City of Bath World Heritage steering group, so is playing a crucial role in the future of the City.

I am having one of my regular catch ups with local leaders and Mayor on Friday morning, the good news is that this is an excuse for a good breakfast, bad news is I think it is my turn to put my hand in my pocket and pay.

On Tuesday, my wife and I had a fantastic day on the Kennet & Avon canal sailing a narrow boat back from Melksham.  It's amazing that you are only an hour from home but you could be in another world.

Finally good luck to the England women's rugby team in the World Cup final against New Zealand on Saturday, I saw the semi-final on Tuesday against France and the standard of Rugby was incredible and the commitment immense. Come on England!