This is my first opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year which may seem a little late now that we are well into January and the Christmas break feels like a distant memory.
This year starts with a strong determination to tackle the significant budget challenges which Bath & North East Somerset is facing. We started this week announcing plans setting out the future of the...[read more]
Friday, 11 January 2019
The start of the week saw the end of Bath’s very popular Christmas Market which once again has attracted thousands of visitors to our city and boosted the local economy.
This year was probably the wettest for the hard-working traders but from what I could see the rain didn’t dampen spirits and the whole event was another great success for the organisers, Visit Bath.
While it is...[read more]
Friday, 14 December 2018
Last week I mentioned the area forums which are taking place across the district and this week we held them at Keynsham and Temple Cloud.
An emergency at home meant I couldn’t make the Temple Cloud event however on Monday I did join others at Keynsham where we were able to explain how the council is setting its budget, our priorities and examples of savings that have...[read more]
Friday, 07 December 2018
This week has seen the first in our series of forums being held across the district where people have the chance to come along and people to talk to the council and to each other about issues in their communities.
The meetings started at Chew Valley on Tuesday and Somer Valley forum on Thursday where we were able to discuss the issues facing the authority over the coming months, in...[read more]
Friday, 30 November 2018
At the risk of being told it is too early to mention Christmas I want to get the message out that the council is supporting our town centres not just in the run up to December 25 but throughout the year.
This week the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) announced proposals to give high streets a boost through a proposed £10m Love our High Streets project and a decision on...[read more]
Friday, 23 November 2018