Council acts against care experience discrimination

15 March 2024

Local Councillors have decided that B&NES Council will treat being “care experienced” as if it were a protected characteristic, alongside aspects of identity such as race and disability. The aim is to ensure that the council avoids any decisions or policies which could discriminate against care experienced people, in recognition of the lifelong impact of experiencing the care system.

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Cllr Dine Romero selected as parliamentary candidate for North East Somerset and Hanham

9 March 2024

Long-serving Bath and North East Somerset councillor Dine Romero will be the Liberal Democrats’ Parliamentary candidate for the new North East Somerset and Hanham (NESH) constituency.

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Lib Dems Save 94 Bus from Trowbridge to Bath

29 February 2024

The Lib Dems have had a major win in our ongoing fight to restore regular, reliable bus services to North East Somerset. B&NES Council has secured funding for the 94 bus, a vital rural service linking villages between Bath and Trowbridge. The victory follows the campaign led by Lib Dem Cllr Fiona Gourley (Bathavon South). So far, over 1,300 residents have signed the petition to save rural buses. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) sits on £57m for public transport but has axed most rural bus routes in North East Somerset.

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Lib Dems’ ambitious B&NES budget showcases fiscal prudence

21 February 2024

In the face of reduced central Government funding, rising demand for services and increasing costs, Lib Dem Councillors unveiled their 2024-25 budget prioritising investment in residents’ priorities, protection of the most vulnerable in our community and sound financial management while taking action on the climate and ecological emergency. The budget was adopted at B&NES Council on 22nd February by 39 votes to 10.

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Anna Sabine selected as Parliamentary candidate for Frome & East Somerset

6 February 2024

Local party members have selected local businesswoman and campaigner Anna Sabine as Parliamentary candidate for the new marginal Frome & East Somerset constituency.

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