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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Cutting down on plastic

  With a growing environmental disaster on our world-wide doorstep, people across Bath and North East Somerset are being urged to do their bit to help the district become plastic free and pledge to make a difference. Bath & North East Somerset Council is asking businesses, organisations, schools, clubs and community groups to pledge 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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Make way for trams?

Could trams make a comeback in Bath to help solve the city’s transport and pollution crisis? Well, politicians and leading transport industry experts came together over the weekend for the Bath Tram Conference too discuss just that. Hosted by Bath Trams and Wera Hobhouse MP, delegates presented to the conference on the feasibility of introducing […]

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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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Too much stick

‘Too much stick and not enough carrot,’ says Bath MP Wera Hobhouse in her first official comment on the B&NES Clean Air Zone proposals. In a press release she says: “We must act urgently to address pollution and transportation issues in Bath. I support a Clean Air Zone. However, in its current form the Clean Air […]

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Rat-run rage.

I don’t know about the rest of the residents in this rat-run of a street but l have had enough! My partner and l have lived on a narrow and dangerous road for eight years now and have watched the volume of traffic grow. It’s a cut-through for people wanting to avoid the dreadfully-congested London […]

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Cleaner air

Wide-ranging work to improve air quality across Bath and North East Somerset has been outlined in an annual status report which shows decreases in harmful levels of NO2 across the district. The detailed report says the average decrease in nitrogen dioxide across the district was 10 per cent in 2017 compared with eight per cent […]

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