Help us balance the books.

Bath & North East Somerset Council has been feeling the squeeze financially for some time now and is hoping community groups, parish councils and volunteers will help it ‘deliver services in new and cost-effective ways.’ The local authority has published a series of key proposals – in a draft Organisational Plan – designed to ensure […]

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New dressing for Kingsmead Square tree

New lights now adorn the landmark tree in the middle of Kingsmead Square thanks to a jointly funded project between Bath & North East Somerset Council and HPH Commercial Property Ltd. Earlier this year, the Council had to remove the previous lights as they were beginning to damage the tree as the lighting cables were […]

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‘Bake Off’ venue to host weddings!

More and more venues in Bath and North East Somerset are saying “I Do” when it comes to hosting weddings – and now the Council is encouraging even more to do so. The latest to apply to become an ‘Approved Premise’ is Harptree Court which is the venue for the TV smash, the Great British Bake […]

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At your convenience

Full proposals by Bath & North East Somerset Council about the future of its 27 public conveniences have been unveiled by the Cabinet in response to concerns expressed by members of the public and councillors in September. Councillor David Dixon (Lib-Dem, Oldfield), Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said, “The £3.3 million contract remains the same for […]

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Fake Blue Badgers make Council see red!

  Blue Badge fraudsters are being given a chance by Bath & North East Somerset Council to return their illegally used Blue Badge or face a criminal record. The Blue Badge return is the start of an initiative to clamp down on incorrect use of the badge within the area. The Council has teamed up […]

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Widcombe ‘make-over’ to go on display.

  Proposed improvements to transform Widcombe Parade, Bath into a more pleasant, safe environment for people on foot and cyclists are  to go on display on Saturday 30 November 2013. The scheme for the A36 Rossiter Road takes through traffic, including HGV’s, away from Widcombe Parade. As a result, significant improvements can be made to […]

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Spring start agreed on park and ride extension

  More good news for those trying to reduce traffic in the centre of Bath with a planning application by Bath & North East Somerset to expand Newbridge Park & Ride being approved last night (Wednesday). The plans – part of the £27 million Bath Transportation Package – proposed an increase in capacity from 450 […]

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Green belt housing? Have your say!

Five locations where land is to be released from the Green Belt for development have been identified by Bath & North East Somerset Council. Consultation will now take place on these locations with the opportunity to attend a series of events. The Council’s plans are being scrutinised by a Government Inspector and he has asked […]

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Keynsham to say it with a new clock and not flowers!

Public opinion brings a change of heart and art as changes are being made by the Keynsham Arts Advisory Group to the public art project that will signify the regeneration of the town centre. The first of the two commissions – a proposed sculpture – will not go ahead following consultation with the public which […]

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Transport plan for Keynsham called for.

Calls have been made for Bath and North East Somerset Council to produce an over-arching transport plan for Keynsham. Conservative councillors representing the town are pressing the authority on the need for a transport plan in order to avoid gridlock over coming years as a number of new developments get underway. Over the next few […]

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