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Supporting events, leisure and refugees across the district

Supporting events, leisure and refugees across the district
Supporting events, leisure and refugees across the district

It has been great news this week for Keynsham with our announcement for the £7 million enhancement plans for Keynsham Leisure Centre. I'm very pleased to keep our commitment to deliver an improved sports hall with badminton courts as part of our plans for the new leisure centre – something which the Keynsham community has told us they want to see. Our aim is to provide a modern centre that...[read more]

Friday, 03 June 2016

Focusing on business growth in Bath and North East Somerset

Focusing on business growth in Bath and North East Somerset
Focusing on business growth in Bath and North East Somerset

I’ve been talking business this week and met up with Stephen Robertson, the new Chairman of the West of England Local Business Enterprise. It was great to talk through the potential for business growth in the area and give him an insight into our regeneration plans for Bath Quays.

 

The Chew Valley Chamber of Commerce...[read more]

Friday, 27 May 2016

Council tackles bombs, road safety and gulls

Council tackles bombs, road safety and gulls
Council tackles bombs, road safety and gulls

I would like to start off by thanking all of the staff and volunteers from the Council and our partner agencies who gave their support in dealing with the unexploded World War Two bomb incident at the end of last week. It was great to see such great teamwork and efficiency in ensuring public safety throughout what was a tense 24 hours. My thanks also goes to all of the locals who were...[read more]

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Election, sport and road improvement success in Bath and North East Somerset

It was an exciting week for the district and the wider area last week with the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election and local and Mayoral elections in Bristol. I wish George Ferguson the best for the future and congratulations to the new Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees and to Sue Mountstevens for winning the Police and Crime Commissioner office for a...[read more]

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Transport improvements across the district

Cllrs Martin Veal and Tim Warren with cyclist Matt Cronshaw from the Madison Genesis team
Cllrs Martin Veal and Tim Warren with cyclist Matt Cronshaw from the Madison Genesis team

We had a Cabinet meeting this week and I listened with interest to the reports that were presented by the Communities, Transport and Environment Policy Development & Scrutiny Committee and the cross party Local Development Framework Steering Group, who both looked at possible options for improving transport to the East of Bath, including Park and Ride. We will consider both reports...[read more]

Friday, 06 May 2016

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