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Leader's blog

Catch up with the Leader of B&NES Council

The leader of the Council writes a weekly message for the council’s e-connect newsletter. Our e-connect newsletters can be found on our website: you can also subscribe to e-connect.

  • Investing in our communities

    Improving people’s lives is our purpose and it was to that end that I and my fellow councillors were pleased to agree our new corporate strategy on 25 February at full

  • Engaging with you to prepare for the future

    I have been greatly encouraged by the huge number of residents who responded to us in January to tackle some very important issues for Bath and North East Somerset – i

  • Improving people’s lives

    I’d like to start my update by thanking all the residents who attended our two public events this week in Bath and Keynsham to have their say on our future plans and priorities.

  • Focussing on prevention

    The council’s proposal to address the climate emergency took another step forward when the progress report was approved by full council on October 10.

  • Giving people a bigger say

    September has been an informative month for me about what is happening in our communities and what concerns people have, as I attended five Area Forums across the district.

  • Engaging with our communities

    I am opening our first Area Forum tonight in Bathavon North to help us give people a bigger say and deliver for local residents, wher

  • Tackling the climate emergency

    I was honoured on 11th July to underline our commitment to transport, housing, the climate emergency and listening to residents in speech to the first public meeting of the

  • Delivering for residents

    Following the elections on the 2nd of May, I am proud to have been appointed Leader by Full Council.