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The Liberal Democrats have called on the Government to commit to a Summer Learning Fund that would support 3,541 disadvantaged children across Bath and North East Somerset to get ready for returning to school.
Lib Dem Council leaders are still committed to delivering for residents and are taking swift action to put the Council on a firm financial footing, after coronavirus-related costs left a sudden £53m hole in the B&NES budget.
Lib Dems in B&NES are backing a plan to award community service medals to all key workers, as part of a comprehensive frontline care package.
In this time of crisis for our country and the world, our priority locally is to help the communities in which we live to cope with the effects of the coronavirus.
Your Lib Dem Council is investing in local priorities: housing, transport, the climate emergency and putting residents first.
Cllr Sarah Warren (Lib Dem, Bathavon North), Cabinet Member for the Climate Emergency was a guest speaker at a key planning committee meeting held last night at Weston-super-Mare to decide whether to go ahead with the proposals to expand Bristol Airport. North Somerset Council ultimately rejected the plans in an 18-7 decision.
The Liberal Democrats are delighted with the results of a recent public consultation by B&NES Council into the proposed pedestrianisation of Kingsmead Square. In our 2019 local election manifesto, we pledged to restrict vehicular access to Bath’s historic city centre to reduce the impact of dangerous air pollution and encourage walking and cycling.
The Lib Dems won a majority on B&NES Council last year having pledged to tackle congestion and rat-running across B&NES, especially in the worst affected areas, as well as address the city’s poor air quality.
Following the conclusion of a trial begun by the last administration that saw boat moorings installed along Mead Lane, Saltford, B&NES Cabinet has resolved to remove the moorings citing concerns over the destruction of the riverbank.
After an undeniably difficult night nationally for the Liberal Democrats, the re-election of Wera Hobhouse with an increased majority in Bath and the efforts of Nick Coates in nearly tripling the Lib Dem vote in North East Somerset provide us with a great deal of hope for the future.