A recent report from the Schools Adjudicator has highlighted the fact that many children currently starting Year 7, are travelling from South West Bath across the city to a school further away from home because some parents did not use the five preferences available to them when they applied for school places last year.
The council wants parents and carers of current Year 6 pupils to...[read more]
Thursday, 13 September 2018
Working across the region for the benefit of both our local communities and those in the West region has been very much on the agenda this week.
Alongside playing a significant part in the work which is being undertaken by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA), Bath & North East Somerset Council is working to deliver housing in the region with other authorities through its...[read more]
Friday, 07 September 2018
This week I visited Shepton Mallet to meet with the Leaders of Somerset’s county and district councils, as part of a regular series of meetings to look into how we can work together to provide better services for our communities. My top priority is always to best serve the interests of our residents across the whole of Bath and North East Somerset.
Yesterday, I met officers from around...[read more]
Friday, 17 August 2018
For many people the long and hot summer has meant the chance to enjoy rivers and canals either boating or by simply enjoying a walk alongside them.
It is thanks to the hard work of volunteers and staff at The Canal & Rivers Trust that so many of us are able to enjoy the wonderful waterways in Bath and North East Somerset.
On Friday I met the trust’s new regional director...[read more]
Friday, 10 August 2018
It’s always disheartening to learn about any business in Bath and North East Somerset closing down resulting in job losses and leaving empty shop units or offices, which we all know doesn’t enhance an area.
As a council we are just as unhappy as any trader, resident or visitor to see vacant units in our city and town centres but what makes me equally as frustrated is then hearing people...[read more]
Friday, 03 August 2018