Supporting business and creating opportunities for our local economy to grow has been a key focus for me this week at the many meetings I have attended.
On Wednesday I was at the board meeting of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership along with leaders from other councils, mayors, the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and businesses representatives from across the...[read more]
Friday, 26 January 2018
Transport issue have pretty much dominated this week with meetings in London, Exeter and more locally around Hinton Blewett – all concerning different aspects of traffic and travel affecting Bath and North East Somerset.
South West Rail was under the spotlight at a Travel Watch South West meeting in Exeter on Monday where the Great Western Franchise consultation was being discussed....[read more]
Friday, 19 January 2018
I hope it’s not too late to wish everyone a Happy New Year now that we seem to be well into January.
We returned this week to announce that the council is facing challenges and opportunities as it seeks to reshape itself in the light of rising costs, demands on key services and the need to become financially more self-sufficient.
We have set out our budget and the...[read more]
Friday, 12 January 2018
As this will be my last blog of the year, I would very much like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a peaceful and happy Christmas.
For many, the next few days will be a welcome break and a chance to spend time with family and friends, however for others like our frontline staff, emergency services, doctors and nurses it will be business as usual and they deserve our special...[read more]
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Taking action to deliver new homes and jobs is one of the council’s six corporate priorities, and it was great to announce this week that a record number of new homes were built in Bath and North East Somerset during the past year.
At the start of the week I went along to take a look at some of the new affordable social housing properties being built by Charlcombe Homes Ltd in Tyning...[read more]
Friday, 15 December 2017