Councillor adds his thanks

Cllr Neil Butters – Lib Dem councillor for Bathavon South Ward (which stretches from Marksbury to Claverton) – and one of the free parking notices.

Councillor Neil Butters paid tribute to the hard work and professionalism of the NHS after he became the first Bath and North East Somerset Council Cabinet member to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

This took place on Saturday 30th January at Bath Pavilion. His wife artist Charlotte Moore also attended.

Neil is Joint Cabinet Member for Transport Services, with Cllr Joanna Wright. As a former railway manager, he takes a particular interest in rail and bus issues; also emergency planning and winter gritting. Soon to be 73, he is the oldest member of the Cabinet.

After walking down from their home in South Stoke (and later back!), Neil and Charlotte both received the Astra Zeneca vaccine, and were told that they would expect to receive their second doses in 12 weeks’ time.

Councillor Butters said:

“We were both extremely impressed by the very efficient organisation and professionalism. I’m sure we’re going to see large numbers vaccinated both at the Pavilion and the Racecourse over the coming weeks. Please do make sure you take up the opportunity if it comes your way.

“Note that there is a 20-minute frequency bus operating from the bus station to the Racecourse – free to concession holders.