We’ve had some fantastic feedback since last week’s Tour of Britain. Over 10,000 people visited the Cycle Village to watch the live finish on Royal Avenue, with more watching along the route. It was broadcast live across the UK, France, Italy, Belgium, New Zealand, USA and Canada, with highlights across the rest of Europe, Australia and Asia. The weather was perfect and The Tour’s organisers,...[read more]
Thursday, 15 September 2016
I hope you’ve all had chance to enjoy some good days out during the summer months, particularly around Bath and North East Somerset. I didn’t get much chance to get away myself, other than the occasional day trip to the south coast, but like many of you, I’m back to the grindstone now and keeping busy too.
Last week I took part in a Question and Answer session in Bath with...[read more]
Friday, 09 September 2016
This week has been a big week for important announcements. We’ve seen the announcement of there being overall public support for the proposed £1billion West of England devolution deal. I’m grateful to everyone who took part in the public consultation and attended the public events over the past six weeks. I am pleased that overall the public supported the deal. You can see more detail about...[read more]
Friday, 19 August 2016
Monday marked the 10th Anniversary of the opening of Bath’s Thermae Spa and I began the week with an interview on BBC Radio Bristol discussing the economic benefits it has brought to Bath and North East Somerset. It’s had a big impact with 50 per cent of visitors to Thermae Spa staying in the area and spending money locally. Since the Spa opened in 2006 the total...[read more]
Thursday, 11 August 2016
This week we announced the outcome of a review into supported bus services. Our priority has been to protect and improve services, where possible, whilst ensuring money we put in to local services is being used to the best possible effect.
Unlike a lot of local authorities, we will continue to spend over a £1million a year to support local bus services in rural and urban...[read more]
Friday, 05 August 2016