Council Leader's Blog


Announcing new awards for extraordinary young people

It is with great pleasure that I’m announcing new awards to celebrate the outstanding achievements of extraordinary young people in the region. 

Our Young Stars Awards is being officially launched next week to champion young people who make a valuable contribution to the community.

I was inspired to set up these awards after hearing the remarkable stories of...[read more]

Friday, 05 October 2018

Air pollution posters hit home with stark message

You may notice, as you travel about, a series of posters which spell out the impact of air pollution in Bath on people’s health.

The posters are part of a campaign by the council to encourage all of us to think about the way we travel and...[read more]

Friday, 28 September 2018

Reminding students it’s Easy to Ask

With many university students returning to the city as the new term starts this week, we are supporting a new campaign aimed at getting an important message out about food intolerance.

Young people across Bath and North East Somerset with food intolerance are being reminded to always ask serving staff for allergen information when eating out.

It follows new research conducted by...[read more]

Friday, 21 September 2018

Back to school traffic

A recent report from the Schools Adjudicator has highlighted the fact that many children currently starting Year 7, are travelling from South West Bath across the city to a school further away from home because some parents did not use the five preferences available to them when they applied for school places last year.

The council wants parents and carers of current Year 6 pupils to...[read more]

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Working on joint ventures to deliver more homes

Working across the region for the benefit of both our local communities and those in the West region has been very much on the agenda this week.

Alongside playing a significant part in the work which is being undertaken by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA), Bath & North East Somerset Council is working to deliver housing in the region with other authorities through its...[read more]

Friday, 07 September 2018