Earlier this week Radio 4 was discussing a survey which revealed that 87% of MPs from all political parties faced some sort of abuse during the recent general election, much of which via social media. This is clearly very saddening, particularly coming after the horrific murder last year of the Labour MP, Jo Cox. Whilst robust debate is of course an essential part of our democracy...[read more]
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
If any of you were at the rec on Saturday - what a day! For anyone who wasn't there, you missed one of the best games I have ever seen. The atmosphere was fantastic and I still have a sore throat almost a week on.
We beat dual European champions Saracens 31 - 21. A great start to the season with 2 wins from 2 games.
On Tuesday I had one of my regular meetings with the Independent...[read more]
Friday, 15 September 2017
This week kicked off with a great start to the rugby season – with Bath Rugby winning away at Leicester.
It was also a cause for celebration when I joined the Council’s Chief Executive, Ashley Ayre and the Chair of the Council, Cllr Cherry Beath, to thank staff and councillors involved in the recent Ofsted inspection of our Children’s Services – which rated...[read more]
Friday, 08 September 2017
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