We are all wise to the fact there’s nowhere quite like Bath and this summer a new owl sculpture trail will add another feather in our cap – when a hundred individually decorated large and small owls will grace the city’s streets.
I was lucky enough to go along to the launch of Minerva’s Owls of Bath 2018 trail at the Roman Baths on Tuesday. A hundred individually-decorated large and...[read more]
Friday, 09 February 2018
Winning investment and securing income for the area have been very much on the agenda this week which ended with the welcome announcement of a £12.5 million
award for Bath.
Bath & North East Somerset Council has been granted one of the largest allocations in the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund in the UK following the success achieved so far at Bath Riverside.
Friday, 02 February 2018
Supporting business and creating opportunities for our local economy to grow has been a key focus for me this week at the many meetings I have attended.
On Wednesday I was at the board meeting of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership along with leaders from other councils, mayors, the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and businesses representatives from across the...[read more]
Friday, 26 January 2018
Transport issue have pretty much dominated this week with meetings in London, Exeter and more locally around Hinton Blewett – all concerning different aspects of traffic and travel affecting Bath and North East Somerset.
South West Rail was under the spotlight at a Travel Watch South West meeting in Exeter on Monday where the Great Western Franchise consultation was being discussed....[read more]
Friday, 19 January 2018
I hope it’s not too late to wish everyone a Happy New Year now that we seem to be well into January.
We returned this week to announce that the council is facing challenges and opportunities as it seeks to reshape itself in the light of rising costs, demands on key services and the need to become financially more self-sufficient.
We have set out our budget and the...[read more]
Friday, 12 January 2018