Council Leader's Blog


Our city in the spotlight

Last Friday I was lucky enough to catch up with the teams taking part in the Fed Cup Tennis fans came from far and wide to see the world’s top women players and our thanks must go to Bath University and the LTA for hosting the first Fed Cup matches to be held in the UK for 26 years.


Thanks also to the Roman Baths for hosting a reception at the Roman Baths & Pump Room...[read more]

Friday, 15 February 2019

Showcasing success in Bath and North East Somerset

The week got off to a very positive start when we had the opportunity to showcase the regeneration work under way at Bath Western Riverside to Sir Edward Lister, chairman of Homes England.

Homes England is a government body which is responsible for increasing the number of new homes that are built in England, including affordable homes and homes for market, sale or rent. It also works...[read more]

Friday, 25 January 2019

A Week of WECA business

Delivering economic growth across the district is one of our key priorities and much of my time over the past week has been spent working together with my colleagues at WECA discussing plans for investment in the area.

Bath and North East Somerset has already benefitted from additional investment over the past year such as £1.8 million for the coach park at Odd Down, as part of the...[read more]

Friday, 18 January 2019

Setting out plans to meet future challenges

This is my first opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year which may seem a little late now that we are well into January and the Christmas break feels like a distant memory.

This year starts with a strong determination to tackle the significant budget challenges which Bath & North East Somerset is facing. We started this week announcing plans setting out the future of the...[read more]

Friday, 11 January 2019

Roads and traffic on the agenda

Cllr. Tim Warren
Cllr. Tim Warren

The start of the week saw the end of Bath’s very popular Christmas Market which once again has attracted thousands of visitors to our city and boosted the local economy.

This year was probably the wettest for the hard-working traders but from what I could see the rain didn’t dampen spirits and the whole event was another great success for the organisers, Visit Bath.

While it is...[read more]

Friday, 14 December 2018