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
Looking back it has been great week on many fronts not least because there has been lots of opportunity to meet people across Bath & North East Somerset and to see a lot of positive work going on.
On Monday I went along to Chew Valley Community Forum which was a very informative and useful meeting. It was really well attended and gave people the chance to talk about local crime,...[read more]
Friday, 27 July 2018