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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.
Liberal Democrats on B&NES Council have reversed a decision by the previous Conservative administration to relocate Bath Central Library and merge it with a One Stop Shop.
Bath and North East Somerset Council has passed a Liberal Democrat motion to lobby for the extension of the voting age to 16 and 17 year olds. The move comes amid increasing levels of engagement among young people in political and environmental affairs.
As part of Lib Dem-run B&NES Council's Climate Action Plan, 100,000 trees will be planted across Bath and North East Somerset by May 2023. This number will reach 250,000 by 2030.
Air pollution causes 140 deaths per day in the UK, and is linked to the onset of heart disease and cancer. It particularly affects the most vulnerable: children and older people, those with heart and lung conditions, and those living in less well-off areas.
The Lib Dems running B&NES Council are listening to residents’ views on the future of ten local play areas. The aim of these consultations is to bring the public into the conversation about options including re-landscaping to encourage imaginative, natural play or creating engaging spaces for community use.
Bath city centre will get a big boost of £40,000 for a major clean-up of our streets. Your Lib Dem council is acting after listening to complaints from residents about the state of the city centre.
Find out in this long read article what the new Lib Dem administration has already done in its fight against the climate emergency.