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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

Make sure you have your say in the Police and Crime Commissioner election next week

Tim Warren, Leader of Bath and North East Somerset Council
Tim Warren, Leader of Bath and North East Somerset Council

This week the Council published plans for increasing primary school provision across the district to make sure we can meet the needs of a growing population with the right number of school places in the right locations to enable as many parents of possible to send their child to their preferred local school. This follows a successful primary school offer day last week, when we were able to...[read more]

Friday, 29 April 2016

Education, transport consultations and celebrations!

Education, transport consultations and celebrations!
Education, transport consultations and celebrations!

This week has been a really positive week for the schools and children in the area and I was delighted to see that 98% of pupils got one of their school preferences with 93% getting their first preference. I know how important the school their child goes to is to families so it’s great that we’ve been able give most people the option they wanted, while also keeping the class sizes within...[read more]

Friday, 22 April 2016

Last chance to register to vote for your Police and Crime Commissioner

Last chance to register to vote for your Police and Crime Commissioner
Last chance to register to vote for your Police and Crime Commissioner

It’s been great to get back to normal this week with the railway reopened on time between Bath and Bristol following Network Rail’s electrification work. Thank you to everyone for your patience last week during the closure, which in the long term will benefit rail travellers with quicker journey times and cleaner, more efficient trains once the electrification project has been completed.

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Thursday, 14 April 2016

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