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One year on for the West of England Combined Authority

This week has marked the first anniversary of the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) where, as the deputy mayor, I am proud to see a great deal of work already under way delivering on more homes, better transport and skills across the region.

Building homes, particularly affordable homes, is a priority for Bath and North East Somerset Council and WECA - as well as developing a...[read more]

Wednesday, 02 May 2018

Clean air – helping Bath to breathe

I haven’t had chance to update my blog recently– in part due to a brief trip to hospital where once again I was reminded of the amazing work the NHS does.

Unfortunately it meant missing cabinet and several other engagements but thankfully things are back on track and I’m pleased to be able to talk about some of the progress which is being made in Bath and North East Somerset.

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Thursday, 19 April 2018

A breath of fresh air

Tim Warren
Tim Warren

This week, we set out three options for a clean air zone for the centre of the city to make a real difference to health and the quality of the air.  Residents and cyclists tell me that on some days they can almost taste the fumes in the air caused mainly by older vehicles. So we are aware that we have to make some fundamental changes. The Government has  funded the research and data...[read more]

Friday, 06 April 2018

Refill in Bath and bid farewell to the plastic bottle

Much of my week has involved meetings about the local economy including meetings at Bath’s Business Improvement District (BID) and Visit Bath.

I am a BID board member and this week we met to review the BID’s strategy and how it can best serve levy payers and continue with its strong commitment to make Bath a place where...[read more]

Friday, 23 March 2018

Taking the Roman Baths into the 21st Century

It is always good to be reminded of our city’s incredible heritage assets and I was fortunate enough to spend some time at The Roman Baths following the announcement of a £5million trial to bring superfast 5G to tourist destinations in Bath and Bristol.      

The West of England Combined Authority has secured Government money which will see 5G...[read more]

Friday, 16 March 2018

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