Council Leader's Blog


Unveiling new approach to transport

Mayor of the West of England Combined Authority, Tim Bowles with Council Leader Tim Warren at the 'Two Headed Man' junction
Mayor of the West of England Combined Authority, Tim Bowles with Council Leader Tim Warren at the 'Two Headed Man' junction

This week we have focused on two announcements (subject to Cabinet approval) with new plans to tackle congestion in Bath and the next phase of the integration of Bath’s Library and One Stop Shop.

Both of these issues have been the subject of heated debate amongst people with views on both sides. On Tuesday I met with the Bath Deserves Better group to discuss our plans and answer some of...[read more]

Monday, 17 July 2017

New Cabinet line-up

The Guildhall, Bath
The Guildhall, Bath

My week began with an announcement about a new team for the Council’s Cabinet.

I would like to give my sincere thanks to previous Cabinet Members as they have made an enormous contribution to the Administration over the last two years, for which I am extremely grateful.

The Cabinet’s core aims are to ensure that Bath & North East Somerset Council is efficient and well run,...[read more]

Friday, 07 July 2017

Supporting young people, celebrating business and unlocking funding

It’s been a varied week in terms of engagements and meeting people from all walks of life.

I had a very interesting tour of the police operations centre at the Glastonbury Festival at the end of last week. The team work really hard to make sure the festival goes smoothly and any problems are dealt with quickly and efficiently. The visit provided an insight into how large scale events...[read more]

Friday, 30 June 2017

Policing, providing opportunities and a tribute to our Armed Forces

Armed Forces Ceremony (Photo credit: Fez Parker)
Armed Forces Ceremony (Photo credit: Fez Parker)

It’s been a diverse week which began with a poignant and moving flag raising ceremony in honour of our Armed Forces. The annual event at the Guildhall provided time for reflection on the contribution that members of the Armed Forces make to our lives.

On Tuesday I was invited to attend a Local Government Association (LGA) Parliamentary Reception at the House of Lords. This was to mark...[read more]

Friday, 23 June 2017

Back to business after elections

This week sees the return of my weekly blog after a long period of suspension ahead of two elections – the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) Mayor and the recent General Election.

I would like to welcome the new Member of Parliament for Bath, Liberal Democrat Wera Hobhouse to the political fold in Bath, following the General Election last week. I look forward to establishing a...[read more]

Friday, 16 June 2017