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Kingsmead February Focus

Focus on Kingsmead: February Edition 


Bath Could Get A Proper Police Station

A proper proper police station could be on its way to Bath, following a campaign by the city’s MP Wera Hobhouse, and Councillor Dine Romero.


88% of Bath Residents Think Brexit Will Make It Harder To Fight Climate Change

A new poll of Bath residents has shown that 88% think Brexit will make it harder to for the UK to tackle climate change.


New city quarter must include affordable housing - Lib Dems

Bath Quays North – illustrative view from Churchill Bridge. Artist’s impression of how a future scheme could look. Image: B&NES Council.

The Bath Quays North development in Bath City Centre has been granted outline planning permission, following a vote of the Council's development management committee this week (1 August 2018).


Lib Dems demand transparency over Council merger ideas

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B&NES Council should tread cautiously as the debate over possible Council mergers develops, warns Lib Dem Councillor Paul Crossley.


Twerton campaigner tackles dog fouling

Fed up with the small number of inconsiderate dog owners, who fail to clean up after their dogs, Twerton community campaigner Sarah Moore decided to launch her own Dog Fouling Campaign.


Community action on neglected London Road

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Tired of seeing London Road’s landmark planters full of weeds and litter, local residents and Lib Dem Councillor Richard Samuel have taken matters into their own hands.


Lib Dems call for reform of school admissions system

Secondary school admissions in Bath should be reorganised to give more weight to where pupils live, according to Lib Dem Councillors.

At a hearing of the Council’s Children and Young People committee on Tuesday (15 May), opposition Councillors argued that the current system gives “an illusion of choice” whilst penalising some families.


Lib Dem challenge to ‘unfair’ school places plan

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Lib Dem Councillors have issued a formal challenge to B&NES Council’s school places plan on the basis that it unfairly penalises families in South West Bath.


Walcot community up in arms over Riverside building and London Road planters

Over 100 local residents packed into the Riverside Youth Centre on Monday evening (16 April) to protest against Conservative plans to scale back youth services and, in the words of one resident, “degrade London Road” by removing planters and trees installed by the last Lib Dem administration.

Addressing the meeting, Walcot Councillor Richard Samuel called for extra time to be found to plan the changes to the youth service properly and for the London Road planters to be kept where they are.