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Improving air quality and generating economic success

OLEV Bid, L>R: Colin Hunt, Andrew Jones, George Ferguson, Tim Warren, Peter Mann, James Durie, Steve Coghlan (Credit Bristol City Council)
OLEV Bid, L>R: Colin Hunt, Andrew Jones, George Ferguson, Tim Warren, Peter Mann, James Durie, Steve Coghlan (Credit Bristol City Council)

On Monday I was in Bristol for the announcement of a £7.5 million grant for the West of England from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles.  Andrew Jones, Under Secretary of State for Transport was there to meet with representatives from Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset councils. This funding will allow us to continue our work to reduce road...[read more]

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Project will deliver more jobs and homes

Cllr Tim Warren - royal view groundbreaking
Cllr Tim Warren - royal view groundbreaking

Exciting news this week as the next phase of the Bath Quays Waterside project begins. The existing one-way system around Avon Street car park is being changed into a two-way system which, when completed, will allow the development of a £6.22m project involving the Council and the Environment Agency. This is a key project that will alleviate flood risk and deliver much-needed...[read more]

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Customers and community come first

Cllr Tim Warren opening Grayson Perry exhibition at the Victoria Gallery, Bath
Cllr Tim Warren opening Grayson Perry exhibition at the Victoria Gallery, Bath

I’m delighted with news that the Council has achieved the prestigious national Customer Service Excellence (CSE) Standard. We have achieved this standard across all of our services – one of only a handful of councils in the country to do so. Customers can access our services via our three shared One Stop Shops, in Bath, Keynsham and Midsomer Norton and online and on the phone.

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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Proud to lead the Council into 2016

Cllr Tim Warren
Cllr Tim Warren

I must begin my first blog of the new year by congratulating Jo Farrar on her much-deserved OBE – it’s an honour for the Council to have a chief executive so highly-regarded for her public service. Congratulations also to my Cabinet Colleague, Cllr Paul Myers, who received a BEM (British Empire Medal) for his services to the community in and around Midsomer Norton in the New Year’s Honours...[read more]

Friday, 08 January 2016

Getting in shape for 2016

Tim Warren Council Leader
Tim Warren Council Leader

Following last week’s Government announcement on local government funding, I’ve been working with my colleagues to consider the financial challenges the Council faces. Because of changes to the way the Government calculates how much funding it allocates to each local authority, the reduction in the level of grant received by Bath and North East Somerset is much larger than we expected. We now...[read more]

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

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