My week began with an announcement about a new team for the Council’s Cabinet.
I would like to give my sincere thanks to previous Cabinet Members as they have made an enormous contribution to the Administration over the last two years, for which I am extremely grateful.
The Cabinet’s core aims are to ensure that Bath & North East Somerset Council is efficient and well run,...[read more]
Friday, 07 July 2017
It’s been a varied week in terms of engagements and meeting people from all walks of life.
I had a very interesting tour of the police operations centre at the Glastonbury Festival at the end of last week. The team work really hard to make sure the festival goes smoothly and any problems are dealt with quickly and efficiently. The visit provided an insight into how large scale events...[read more]
Friday, 30 June 2017
It’s been a diverse week which began with a poignant and moving flag raising ceremony in honour of our Armed Forces. The annual event at the Guildhall provided time for reflection on the contribution that members of the Armed Forces make to our lives.
On Tuesday I was invited to attend a Local Government Association (LGA) Parliamentary Reception at the House of Lords. This was to mark...[read more]
Friday, 23 June 2017
This week sees the return of my weekly blog after a long period of suspension ahead of two elections – the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) Mayor and the recent General Election.
I would like to welcome the new Member of Parliament for Bath, Liberal Democrat Wera Hobhouse to the political fold in Bath, following the General Election last week. I look forward to establishing a...[read more]
Friday, 16 June 2017
This week I met with the Estates Manager at the University of Bath to discuss student accommodation. They have just started work on a new development at the Claverton Down campus and I was interested to hear all about it. The topic of student accommodation always attracts plenty of interest, particularly when discussing where to locate housing for students so it was good to hear how the...[read more]
Friday, 17 March 2017