Council Leader's Blog


Reminding students it’s Easy to Ask

With many university students returning to the city as the new term starts this week, we are supporting a new campaign aimed at getting an important message out about food intolerance.

Young people across Bath and North East Somerset with food intolerance are being reminded to always ask serving staff for allergen information when eating out.

It follows new research conducted by...[read more]

Friday, 21 September 2018

Back to school traffic

A recent report from the Schools Adjudicator has highlighted the fact that many children currently starting Year 7, are travelling from South West Bath across the city to a school further away from home because some parents did not use the five preferences available to them when they applied for school places last year.

The council wants parents and carers of current Year 6 pupils to...[read more]

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Working on joint ventures to deliver more homes

Working across the region for the benefit of both our local communities and those in the West region has been very much on the agenda this week.

Alongside playing a significant part in the work which is being undertaken by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA), Bath & North East Somerset Council is working to deliver housing in the region with other authorities through its...[read more]

Friday, 07 September 2018

Keeping your best interests at heart

Cllr Tim Warren
Cllr Tim Warren

This week I visited Shepton Mallet to meet with the Leaders of Somerset’s county and district councils, as part of a regular series of meetings to look into how we can work together to provide better services for our communities. My top priority is always to best serve the interests of our residents across the whole of Bath and North East Somerset.

Yesterday, I met officers from around...[read more]

Friday, 17 August 2018

Championing volunteers

For many people the long and hot summer has meant the chance to enjoy rivers and canals either boating or by simply enjoying a walk alongside them.

It is thanks to the hard work of volunteers and staff at The Canal & Rivers Trust that so many of us are able to enjoy the wonderful waterways in Bath and North East Somerset.

On Friday I met the trust’s new regional director...[read more]

Friday, 10 August 2018