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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

Supporting Business, Autism and our Environment

It’s been a busy week with a lot of meetings and things to catch up on after taking a short break last week. I’m particularly looking forward to meeting up with Louise Prynne again, the recently appointed new Chief Executive of the Bath Business Improvement District (BID), on Friday to hear all about her plans for the organisation. The BID represents hundreds of companies in the area and plays...[read more]

Friday, 08 April 2016

Rail, roads, river and regeneration

 Council’s £8m refresh of Bath Sports and Leisure Centre
Council’s £8m refresh of Bath Sports and Leisure Centre

A lot has been moving forward with the riverside area this week and I was really pleased to see the launch of the Water Space Study. The study will work with our partner organisations to look at how we can make the most of the river and canal around Bath, as well as reduce flooding, and I look forward to seeing what opportunities we uncover over the next year.

 

Work also...[read more]

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Looking back at fashion history and looking forward to future businesses

Looking back at fashion history and looking forward to future businesses
Looking back at fashion history and looking forward to future businesses

It’s good to be back doing my blog after the break for pre-election publicity rules leading up to last week’s referendum on how the Council is run. I’m delighted that the public have voted in favour of keeping the Leader and Cabinet model of governance, and I thank everyone who turned out to vote last Thursday. I’d also like to thank all the hard working staff at the polling stations and the...[read more]

Friday, 18 March 2016

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