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Customers and community come first

Cllr Tim Warren opening Grayson Perry exhibition at the Victoria Gallery, Bath
Cllr Tim Warren opening Grayson Perry exhibition at the Victoria Gallery, Bath

I’m delighted with news that the Council has achieved the prestigious national Customer Service Excellence (CSE) Standard. We have achieved this standard across all of our services – one of only a handful of councils in the country to do so. Customers can access our services via our three shared One Stop Shops, in Bath, Keynsham and Midsomer Norton and online and on the phone.

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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Proud to lead the Council into 2016

Cllr Tim Warren
Cllr Tim Warren

I must begin my first blog of the new year by congratulating Jo Farrar on her much-deserved OBE – it’s an honour for the Council to have a chief executive so highly-regarded for her public service. Congratulations also to my Cabinet Colleague, Cllr Paul Myers, who received a BEM (British Empire Medal) for his services to the community in and around Midsomer Norton in the New Year’s Honours...[read more]

Friday, 08 January 2016

Getting in shape for 2016

Tim Warren Council Leader
Tim Warren Council Leader

Following last week’s Government announcement on local government funding, I’ve been working with my colleagues to consider the financial challenges the Council faces. Because of changes to the way the Government calculates how much funding it allocates to each local authority, the reduction in the level of grant received by Bath and North East Somerset is much larger than we expected. We now...[read more]

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Working to support businesses across our area

Cllr Tim Warren addresses the Business Insider Business Breakfast at Bailbrook House
Cllr Tim Warren addresses the Business Insider Business Breakfast at Bailbrook House

There was a lot of excitement about the enterprise area and our ambitious plans for Bath’s new central business district at last Friday’s Business Insider Business Breakfast at Bailbrook House. However I also heard from a number of businesses in Bath about the challenges they face – including lack of space to grow and transport issues. Because the work on the new business district, which will...[read more]

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

A vision for the future

Council Leader Cllr Tim Warren
Council Leader Cllr Tim Warren

I’m looking forward to meeting representatives from over 100 local businesses at a Business Insider Business Breakfast at Bailbrook House later this week. We’ll be hearing from a number of successful Bath-based businesses, including those from the creative and technology sectors which are so important to our economy. I’m going to be listening to their views about the city as well as...[read more]

Wednesday, 09 December 2015

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