This week councillors agreed to move forward with the £1 billion West of England devolution deal by putting the proposed scheme out to public consultation. It has taken many months of negotiations to secure the best possible deal for our area, which far outweighs any other devolution deal in the country, both in terms of the funding secured and safeguards in place to protect the absolute...[read more]
Friday, 01 July 2016
Saturday was a very sombre day in Bath with the vigil that was held for MP Jo Cox after her murder last week. I joined many people at Bath Abbey, including Bath MP Ben Howlett, councillors, Bath Mayor Paul Crossley, and the Council Chairman Alan Hale, to pay my respects to her. It was a very emotional event and I would like to remind everyone that there is a book of condolences available for...[read more]
Friday, 24 June 2016
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