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Looking ahead with a balanced budget

Alongside a full council meeting on Tuesday, where we set the budget for 2018/19 it has been a busy week all round.

Setting a budget, which ensures we live within our means, has been challenging. I want to thank all those council officers involved for the hard work they have done.

Despite the difficult decisions required to balance the budget which will mean job losses, we are...[read more]

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Having a hoot with Minerva’s Owls of Bath

We are all wise to the fact there’s nowhere quite like Bath and this summer a new owl sculpture trail will add another feather in our cap – when a hundred individually decorated large and small owls will grace the city’s streets.

I was lucky enough to go along to the launch of Minerva’s Owls of Bath 2018 trail at the Roman Baths on Tuesday. A hundred individually-decorated large and...[read more]

Friday, 09 February 2018

Winning investment and securing income

Winning investment and securing income for the area have been very much on the agenda this week which ended with the welcome announcement of a £12.5 million

award for Bath.

Bath & North East Somerset Council has been granted one of the largest allocations in the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund in the UK following the success achieved so far at Bath Riverside.

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Friday, 02 February 2018

Working to help the local and regional economy grow

Cllr Tim Warren
Cllr Tim Warren

Supporting business and creating opportunities for our local economy to grow has been a key focus for me this week at the many meetings I have attended.

On Wednesday I was at the board meeting of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership along with leaders from other councils, mayors, the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and businesses representatives from across the...[read more]

Friday, 26 January 2018

Taking time to tackle transport and travel

With South West council leaders at Portcullis House in London to lobby Ministers about the North South connectivity improvements.
With South West council leaders at Portcullis House in London to lobby Ministers about the North South connectivity improvements.

Transport issue have pretty much dominated this week with meetings in London, Exeter and more locally around Hinton Blewett – all concerning different aspects of traffic and travel affecting Bath and North East Somerset.

South West Rail was under the spotlight at a Travel Watch South West meeting in Exeter on Monday where the Great Western Franchise consultation was being discussed....[read more]

Friday, 19 January 2018

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