It’s been a funny sort of a week. On first glance at the week ahead, it looked like it would be very quiet. But, with the bank holiday on Monday and with some people having been away, it's actually been quite frantic catching up.
It’s also been quite a river-orientated sort of week. On Wednesday I joined a trip along the River Avon with the Canal & River Trust to understand all the...[read more]
Friday, 01 September 2017
Last week was a partial holiday week which is why there was no blog. I would like to thank our Highways and Property Services Teams who reacted swiftly to the accident on Cleveland Bridge in Bath on Monday, which resulted in significant damage to one of the toll lodges. By lunchtime they'd worked wonders and had traffic moving and by the evening the bridge was fully open. Excellent work...[read more]
Thursday, 24 August 2017
I spoke recently in my blog about the financial challenges facing Bath & North East Somerset. One of the outcomes of these challenges is that it makes us look afresh at new ways of delivering the services people need.
I will be joined by Ed Rowberry, Chief Executive Officer of Bristol & Bath Regional Capital (BBRC) and James Durie, Chief Executive of Bristol & West of...[read more]
Wednesday, 09 August 2017
I was fortunate enough to have had a week off last week. Well I say it was a week off, but it turned out being more of a chance to catch up with jobs around the house. I did manage to grab a couple of days enjoying the sunshine in Wales though.
I also took time to join a conference call for a meeting with the leaders of our three neighbouring West of England councils, and the...[read more]
Friday, 04 August 2017
Like all local authorities Bath & North East Somerset Council is facing financial challenges, so I was grateful for the opportunity to share our experiences with Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, in London on Thursday as part of a Local Government Association meeting.
Events like this are useful for us to gain recognition for the work of...[read more]
Friday, 21 July 2017