Firstly, I would like to thank Councillor Michael Norton for all of his efforts in organising the Queen’s Patron’s Luncheon on Sunday in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday. It was a fantastic event and it was lovely to see so many people have a great time in our beautifully looked after Parade Gardens.
I’ve been discussing the importance of our communities this week...[read more]
Friday, 17 June 2016
I really enjoyed meeting up with residents in the area around Alice Park this week to discuss the improvements we are looking at doing in the park, including a possible skate park. I explained how a new Trust to look after the park is being set up and I'm looking forward to seeing how this develops.
Today I'll be speaking with the other leaders of...[read more]
Thursday, 09 June 2016
It has been great news this week for Keynsham with our announcement for the £7 million enhancement plans for Keynsham Leisure Centre. I'm very pleased to keep our commitment to deliver an improved sports hall with badminton courts as part of our plans for the new leisure centre – something which the Keynsham community has told us they want to see. Our aim is to provide a modern centre that...[read more]
Friday, 03 June 2016
I’ve been talking business this week and met up with Stephen Robertson, the new Chairman of the West of England Local Business Enterprise. It was great to talk through the potential for business growth in the area and give him an insight into our regeneration plans for Bath Quays.
The Chew Valley Chamber of Commerce...[read more]
Friday, 27 May 2016
I would like to start off by thanking all of the staff and volunteers from the Council and our partner agencies who gave their support in dealing with the unexploded World War Two bomb incident at the end of last week. It was great to see such great teamwork and efficiency in ensuring public safety throughout what was a tense 24 hours. My thanks also goes to all of the locals who were...[read more]
Thursday, 19 May 2016