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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.
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.