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Council's free school meal voucher scheme extended over Easter

Families whose children are eligible for free school meals will be provided with supermarket vouchers worth £40 to cover the upcoming Easter school holidays by B&NES Council. 

Bath’s Clean Air Zone: reducing NO2 pollution to protect our health

Last Monday was a landmark day for Bath, as Lib Dem-run B&NES Council launched the UK’s first charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ) outside London.

Lib Dems bring police station back to Bath

Avon and Somerset Police (ASP), are delighted to be moving forward with plans for the refurbishment of the Information and Advice service at Lewis House, Bath.

Should Councils keep virtual meetings after the pandemic?

Councils should be able to keep using video conferencing technology for virtual and hybrid meetings, even after the pandemic, say local Councillors.

Saltford Station – WECA bid to government

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is responsible for strategic transport projects in this sub-region. WECA has made a bid to the Department for Transport’s “restoring your railway (RYR)” fund seeking £50,000 towards the cost of £70,000 to develop the business and feasibility case for opening a station at Saltford as part of the MetroWest project.

Lib Dem budget focuses on sustainability, recovery and protecting services

Budget proposals focusing on sustainability, recovery from the pandemic and ensuring Council services are maintained, have been approved by B&NES Councillors.

Bathampton Meadows secured for future generations

The future of Bathampton Meadows as a green space and wildlife habitat could be secured in a deal with the National Trust under proposals to be considered by Bath & North East Somerset Council.

B&NES Budget: Pressing on despite financial shock

Lib Dems on Bath and North East Somerset Council are pressing on with key policy priorities, despite the financial impact of the pandemic, according to B&NES Cabinet member for Resources, Richard Samuel.

Council takes action on long term empty homes

Owners of empty properties that have been vacant for 10 years or more are being encouraged to bring them back into use with an additional premium being introduced to Council Tax charges from April this year. 

Lib Dems press forward with climate action

B&NES is taking wide-ranging action to tackle the Climate & Ecological Emergencies, including updating planning and transport policies, developing a vision for green renewal, planting trees, and investing in retrofitting and renewable energy. That’s according to a report approved by Councillors this week.