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3,541 pupils across B&NES could benefit from Summer Learning Fund under Lib Dem plans

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.


Delivering for B&NES residents – despite coronavirus financial shock

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.


B&NES Lib Dems back plan for community service medal

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. 


Statement on COVID-19

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.


A Lib Dem Budget For B&NES

Your Lib Dem Council is investing in local priorities: housing, transport, the climate emergency and putting residents first.


B&NES Cabinet Member Speaks Out Against Bristol Airport Expansion

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.  


Local support for Lib Dem plan to pedestrianise Kingsmead Square.

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.


What are Low Traffic Neighbourhoods?

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.


Mead Lane moorings to be removed

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. 


General Election Recap

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.