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A great week for development in Bath and North East Somerset

A great week for development in Bath and North East Somerset
A great week for development in Bath and North East Somerset

Saturday was a very sombre day in Bath with the vigil that was held for MP Jo Cox after her murder last week. I joined many people at Bath Abbey, including Bath MP Ben Howlett, councillors, Bath Mayor Paul Crossley, and the Council Chairman Alan Hale, to pay my respects to her. It was a very emotional event and I would like to remind everyone that there is a book of condolences available for...[read more]

Friday, 24 June 2016

Your chance to quiz me and former Bath Rugby captain in Bath City Conference

Your chance to quiz me and former Bath Rugby captain in Bath City Conference
Your chance to quiz me and former Bath Rugby captain in Bath City Conference

Firstly, I would like to thank Councillor Michael Norton for all of his efforts in organising the Queen’s Patron’s Luncheon on Sunday in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday. It was a fantastic event and it was lovely to see so many people have a great time in our beautifully looked after Parade Gardens.

 

I’ve been discussing the importance of our communities this week...[read more]

Friday, 17 June 2016

Keep an eye out for your Council Connect magazine

Parade Gardens Queens Picnic
Parade Gardens Queens Picnic

I really enjoyed meeting up with residents in the area around Alice Park this week to discuss the improvements we are looking at doing in the park, including a possible skate park. I explained how a new Trust to look after the park is being set up and I'm looking forward to seeing how this develops.

Today I'll be speaking with the other leaders of...[read more]

Thursday, 09 June 2016

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

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