Faster broadband, easier traffic flow and improvements to jobs and skills are just some of the projects highlighted in a new interactive map setting out the benefits brought in through Bath & North East Somerset Council’s membership of the West of England Combined Authority.
The “at a glance” guide online system allows residents and businesses to view WECA and council funded projects covering the Bath and North East Somerset area. It even allows residents to find out more about the schemes in their area. Some of the funding has been awarded by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership through the Local Growth Fund, administered by the West of England Combined Authority.
Tim Warren Leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council said: “Many people will be aware of the benefits of projects such as at the two-headed man junction, which has improved traffic flow. But not everyone is aware that WECA have made a significant financial contribution to the project, or know about other schemes which WECA is funding or has planned.
“The simple tool we have developed will allow residents to understand the benefits of the Council being part of the West of England Combined authority. The information shows we have already accessed over £73m of funding from WECA and this has enabled us to starting developing key projects such as Bath Quays and transport improvements”
The council is currently discussing the extension of the system with the other members of the West of England Combined Authority and WECA itself. The system will be available for residents’ use on the council website and via the following link: http://www.tinyurl.com/BNESWECAProjects