Council Leader's Blog


Paying our respects to Councillor Chris Pearce

Yesterday many of us attended the funeral of Councillor Chris Pearce – a true gentleman and a devoted family man who served on the council for three years. He passed away on April 30.

Chris will be remembered for his distinctive qualities and commitment to his community – especially on delivering highways improvements to make roads safer for residents.

Chris had moved from London...[read more]

Thursday, 10 May 2018

One year on for the West of England Combined Authority

This week has marked the first anniversary of the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) where, as the deputy mayor, I am proud to see a great deal of work already under way delivering on more homes, better transport and skills across the region.

Building homes, particularly affordable homes, is a priority for Bath and North East Somerset Council and WECA - as well as developing a...[read more]

Wednesday, 02 May 2018

Clean air – helping Bath to breathe

I haven’t had chance to update my blog recently– in part due to a brief trip to hospital where once again I was reminded of the amazing work the NHS does.

Unfortunately it meant missing cabinet and several other engagements but thankfully things are back on track and I’m pleased to be able to talk about some of the progress which is being made in Bath and North East Somerset.

You...[read more]

Thursday, 19 April 2018

A breath of fresh air

Tim Warren
Tim Warren

This week, we set out three options for a clean air zone for the centre of the city to make a real difference to health and the quality of the air.  Residents and cyclists tell me that on some days they can almost taste the fumes in the air caused mainly by older vehicles. So we are aware that we have to make some fundamental changes. The Government has  funded the research and data...[read more]

Friday, 06 April 2018

Refill in Bath and bid farewell to the plastic bottle

Much of my week has involved meetings about the local economy including meetings at Bath’s Business Improvement District (BID) and Visit Bath.

I am a BID board member and this week we met to review the BID’s strategy and how it can best serve levy payers and continue with its strong commitment to make Bath a place where...[read more]

Friday, 23 March 2018