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Welcoming Christmas to Bath

Holburne Lantern Procession - Credit Paul Gillis / Bath Chronicle
Holburne Lantern Procession - Credit Paul Gillis / Bath Chronicle

I thoroughly enjoyed the Holburne Lantern Procession last Thursday evening in Bath. Over 1,000 people, mostly children, took part and there were over 7,500 people lining the streets. The Christmas tree outside the Abbey was lit by the children and the Christmas lights came on too. It was a lovely event and it was great to see so many children involved – it’s what Christmas is all about. This...[read more]

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Drawing bridge design winners and building for the future

Council Leader Cllr Tim Warren
Council Leader Cllr Tim Warren

Last Wednesday I met with the Government’s Treasury department in London to discuss devolution and our ambitions for the area. Working with our neighbouring councils, we have put together proposals that could generate an extra £2bn per annum for the regional economy. I’ll be meeting with another Government Minister on Thursday to discuss these plans further.

I thoroughly enjoyed judging...[read more]

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Regeneration underway across the area

Visiting Cleveland Pools
Visiting Cleveland Pools

Last Friday I attended a meeting between the Council and Curo to discuss regeneration plans for Foxhill. We’re working together on a long-term vision for the area, building on the work that has already been done with local residents and stakeholders. It was a really good event, and one of a series of ways that we’re trying to improve communications so that local people know what’s going on and...[read more]

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Protecting frontline services

L-R Ben the magician, Cllr Martin Veal, Garry Weisberg (Union St Flowers), Cllr Tim Warren, Angie (Ruby Bees) & Simon (The Chilli Hut Hot Sauce Boutique)
L-R Ben the magician, Cllr Martin Veal, Garry Weisberg (Union St Flowers), Cllr Tim Warren, Angie (Ruby Bees) & Simon (The Chilli Hut Hot Sauce Boutique)

This week we have set out our four-year financial plan, which sets out to protect essential frontline services for our residents through increasing efficiency and generating new income. 

The proposals are based on initial findings from a spending review which addressed the need to find around £38 million in budget savings over the next four years. It’s a challenging time for all...[read more]

Thursday, 05 November 2015

Bath – the perfect place to set the next Bond movie!

L-R:  Cllr Matthew Riddle (South Glos.), Cllr Tim Warren (Bath NES), Cllr Nigel Ashton (N. Somerset), George Furguson (Bristol Mayor) at the House of Commons
L-R: Cllr Matthew Riddle (South Glos.), Cllr Tim Warren (Bath NES), Cllr Nigel Ashton (N. Somerset), George Furguson (Bristol Mayor) at the House of Commons

Firstly, congratulations to Bath:Hacked, a community organisation supported by the Council, which has been highly praised by the Digital Minister, Ed Vaisey, who said: “Bath is leading the way in smart city technology and the internet of things. They are so high tech they would be the perfect place to set the next Bond movie when it is set in the UK!”

Last week I attended a parish...[read more]

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

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