This week I visited Shepton Mallet to meet with the Leaders of Somerset’s county and district councils, as part of a regular series of meetings to look into how we can work together to provide better services for our communities. My top priority is always to best serve the interests of our residents across the whole of Bath and North East Somerset.
Yesterday, I met officers from around...[read more]
Friday, 17 August 2018
For many people the long and hot summer has meant the chance to enjoy rivers and canals either boating or by simply enjoying a walk alongside them.
It is thanks to the hard work of volunteers and staff at The Canal & Rivers Trust that so many of us are able to enjoy the wonderful waterways in Bath and North East Somerset.
On Friday I met the trust’s new regional director...[read more]
Friday, 10 August 2018
It’s always disheartening to learn about any business in Bath and North East Somerset closing down resulting in job losses and leaving empty shop units or offices, which we all know doesn’t enhance an area.
As a council we are just as unhappy as any trader, resident or visitor to see vacant units in our city and town centres but what makes me equally as frustrated is then hearing people...[read more]
Friday, 03 August 2018
Looking back it has been great week on many fronts not least because there has been lots of opportunity to meet people across Bath & North East Somerset and to see a lot of positive work going on.
On Monday I went along to Chew Valley Community Forum which was a very informative and useful meeting. It was really well attended and gave people the chance to talk about local crime,...[read more]
Friday, 27 July 2018
During parts of this week I’ve had the absolute pleasure of being shadowed by two sixth form students from Bath’s Saint Gregory’s School.
Lily Webb and Nial Bowen, who are studying A level politics, have been a credit to themselves and their school. During the week they have attended meetings, learned about local democracy and got to grips with many of the major issues facing us here in...[read more]
Tuesday, 24 July 2018