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Rail, roads, river and regeneration

 Council’s £8m refresh of Bath Sports and Leisure Centre
Council’s £8m refresh of Bath Sports and Leisure Centre

A lot has been moving forward with the riverside area this week and I was really pleased to see the launch of the Water Space Study. The study will work with our partner organisations to look at how we can make the most of the river and canal around Bath, as well as reduce flooding, and I look forward to seeing what opportunities we uncover over the next year.

 

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Thursday, 24 March 2016

Looking back at fashion history and looking forward to future businesses

Looking back at fashion history and looking forward to future businesses
Looking back at fashion history and looking forward to future businesses

It’s good to be back doing my blog after the break for pre-election publicity rules leading up to last week’s referendum on how the Council is run. I’m delighted that the public have voted in favour of keeping the Leader and Cabinet model of governance, and I thank everyone who turned out to vote last Thursday. I’d also like to thank all the hard working staff at the polling stations and the...[read more]

Friday, 18 March 2016

Improving air quality and generating economic success

OLEV Bid, L>R: Colin Hunt, Andrew Jones, George Ferguson, Tim Warren, Peter Mann, James Durie, Steve Coghlan (Credit Bristol City Council)
OLEV Bid, L>R: Colin Hunt, Andrew Jones, George Ferguson, Tim Warren, Peter Mann, James Durie, Steve Coghlan (Credit Bristol City Council)

On Monday I was in Bristol for the announcement of a £7.5 million grant for the West of England from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles.  Andrew Jones, Under Secretary of State for Transport was there to meet with representatives from Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset councils. This funding will allow us to continue our work to reduce road...[read more]

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Project will deliver more jobs and homes

Cllr Tim Warren - royal view groundbreaking
Cllr Tim Warren - royal view groundbreaking

Exciting news this week as the next phase of the Bath Quays Waterside project begins. The existing one-way system around Avon Street car park is being changed into a two-way system which, when completed, will allow the development of a £6.22m project involving the Council and the Environment Agency. This is a key project that will alleviate flood risk and deliver much-needed...[read more]

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Customers and community come first

Cllr Tim Warren opening Grayson Perry exhibition at the Victoria Gallery, Bath
Cllr Tim Warren opening Grayson Perry exhibition at the Victoria Gallery, Bath

I’m delighted with news that the Council has achieved the prestigious national Customer Service Excellence (CSE) Standard. We have achieved this standard across all of our services – one of only a handful of councils in the country to do so. Customers can access our services via our three shared One Stop Shops, in Bath, Keynsham and Midsomer Norton and online and on the phone.

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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

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