FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE, PEOPLE ACROSS BATHNES ASK COUNCIL TO DROP “FULL WRITTEN SPEECH OR NOTHING” RULE CHANGE PEOPLE ACROSS BATHNES HAVE COME TOGETHER IN WORRY THAT THE COUNCIL’S LIMITING THEIR CHANCE TO BE HEARD They are the politically active – from every party in Bath – and the completely party-free. They’re current and former councillors, GPs, teachers, retirees, writers, parents,teenagers, grandparents and many more. Over 300 residents have been joined by the leader of the Labour group, leader of the Conservative … Continue reading “Please Listen and Let us Choose How we Prepare our Speeches”
Every year the Charter Trustees of Bath select a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor for Bath. There is a yearly ceremony held at Bath Abbey for the change over of mayor roles. This year Cllr Rob Appleyard of Lambridge Ward was selected to be Mayor of Bath along with Cllr Michelle O’Doherty as Deputy Mayor. … Continue reading “Mayor Making at Bath Abbey”
In the last 6 months Virgin Care have sold the social care contract that they had with B&NES and the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to a company called 20TwentyCapital a hugely profitable business in staff procurement based in Soho Square, London, with little experience of social care. 20TwentyCapital have now re-branded this contract under the … Continue reading “Social Care Contract at B&NES to be signed off by Lib Dem Cabinet”
On the 17th May 2022 meeting of the Children, Adults, Health and Wellbeing Development, Policy and Scrutiny Panel, Cllr Joanna Wright read a letter from a Lambridge resident about the experience oof lack of dentists. The resident has no access to an NHS dentist in Bath. To hear in full watch the Youtube film of … Continue reading “Scrutiny Needed on lack of NHS Dentists at B&NES”
BATH AND NE SOMERSET COUNCIL LOSE A MILLION POUNDS OF POTENTIAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR ACTIVE TRAVEL INFRASTRUCTURE
Bath & NE Somerset (B&NES) Council has failed to receive funding for a million pound bid submitted to Active Travel England. The Council applied to the government for an active travel scheme to resurface the existing cycle and pedestrian route through Rainbow Woods at the top of Claverton Down in Bath, but this bid has … Continue reading “BATH AND NE SOMERSET COUNCIL LOSE A MILLION POUNDS OF POTENTIAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR ACTIVE TRAVEL INFRASTRUCTURE “
Since 2002 residents and councillors have made statements by setting out the subject matter with Democratic Services, but they have not always had to supply a full written text. I myself as a Councillor have over the years contacted Democratic Services and given the subject of my statement and nothing further. But no longer and … Continue reading “Green Party Response to Lib Dem changes to the B&NES Council Constitution”
Let Everyone Be Heard – No to Full Written Advance Statements From every political party, community groups, GP surgeries, schools and small businesses, from the young and the old, people across Bath & North East Somerset have put their names to an open letter denouncing council plans that will deter many friends and neighbours from … Continue reading “RESIDENTS ACROSS BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET BEG COUNCILLORS TO LET EVERY RESIDENT BE HEARD”
Kidical Mass has a vision. That vision is for children and young people to be able to safely and independently travel by bicycle wherever they live. Our motto is “Space for the next generation”. A child-friendly city is a city that’s good for people of all ages. Kidical Mass gives young people a voice and … Continue reading “Child Friendly Cities is the Aim of Kidical Mass”
At B&NES May Cabinet I asked a question on Dentists in Bath Question 4. On a recent search on the NHS Service: Find a Dentist https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-dentist it is apparent that there are no NHS dentists accessible in Bath for residents other than by a referral. Even previous NHS dentists have ceased operating forcing residents to look for … Continue reading “No NHS Dentists left in Bath”
Today (9th May 2022) I asked Corporate Policy, Development and Scrutiny Panel to investigate why Cleveland Bridge is still in the process of renovation and why did it take so long for the works to begin? I am of the opinion that this Scrutiny panel needs to examine whether the present government grant will be … Continue reading “Fixing Cleveland Bridge”
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