Could a school bus service help clean up Bath?

If we are returned to power in B&NES we won’t be charging cars going into a Clean Air Zone but we will be looking at other measures – including school bus services and inner city traffic restrictions – to tackle pollution. Some of the thoughts of Cllr Richard Samuel who is the Lib Dem councillor […]

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Cleaning up Bath’s air.

Not that many days left now before the councillors making up Bath and North East Somerset Council go into ‘purdah’ – it’s the period before a local election when they cannot talk to the press. With ratepayers going to the polls on May 2nd l thought it a good moment to talk over the authority’s […]

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CAZ doesn’t go far enough say Lib-Dems

  Looks like the Lib-Dem group on B&NES are not buying the car exemption on the Clean Air Zone agreed by the council’s ruling cabinet earlier this week. Whilst welcoming “retrofitting by local bus companies, extended hours at park and ride sites with secure overnight parking, and the tweaking of the boundaries in response to […]

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No surprise! Cars exempted from Clean Air Zone approval.

Councillors have approved plans to introduce a clean air zone in Bath, to drive down dangerous levels of pollution and secure long-term health benefits for residents and visitors. A meeting of Bath and North East Somerset’s cabinet decided to recommend a Class C option which exempts cars from being charged to drive in the zone […]

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More CAZ sweeteners and a solo protest

A one-year free park and ride scheme aimed at low-income households, families with children and regular commuters is one idea included in a package of measures to support a clean air plan for Bath, which have been outlined ahead of a council decision on a proposed charging zone for the city. The council’s cabinet will […]

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Camden concerns about CAZ.

Pressure on local parking and the creation of more ‘rat-runs’. Just two of the concerns – about the proposed Clean Air Zone for Bath – raised in a lively and more than normally packed annual meeting of the Camden Residents Association on Thursday last. According to local resident, David Kernek, the meeting subjected B&NES Cabinet […]

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Thousands comment on Clean Air Zone

With the end of the six-week long public consultation – on proposals to create a Clean Air Zone in Bath in sight – Bath Newseum has been talking to the man who has been very busy listening to what the public have had to say. Cllr Bob Goodman is B&NES Cabinet member for Development and […]

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How you can help B&NES plan for the future.

Options to deliver future developments including new homes and jobs across Bath and North East Somerset are to be discussed by the Council’s cabinet. It’s the latest stage in the creation of a new Local Plan for the district which –  once adopted  -will form the basis for determining planning applications until 2036.   A […]

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‘Mr Clean’

The city our millions of tourists briefly visit is not the same as the one Bathonians have to live in. Their coaches add to the constant central pollution the local authority has been told to clean up and the government has set a 2021 deadline to do it too. A Clean Air Zone is the proposal […]

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Clean Air Zone studies underway

Detailed studies, to establish possible charges for different types of non-compliant vehicles driving into a proposed Clean Air Charging Zone, were announced today by Bath and North East Somerset Council. The council has been told by the government, along with 27 other local authorities, that it must comply with NO2limits by 2021 at the latest […]

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