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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.


Council Leader sets record straight on 5G mast

The Lib Dem Leader of B&NES Council has spoken out about the controversy around the decision of the Council’s non-political Planning Committee to reject a 5G mast in Charlcombe during its December meeting. 


Neighbourhood recycling centres for Bath

The Liberal Democrat administration in B&NES is looking to "bring recycling in Bath into the 21st century", as it begins to consult with local residents on ambitious proposals for neighbourhood waste and recycling centres across the city, to replace the outmoded site at Midland Road. 


"No child will go hungry in B&NES"

In spite of this heartless Tory government the Lib Dems are fully committed to ensuring no child who receives Free School Meals in B&NES will go hungry.


B&NES Declares Ecological Emergency

B&NES Councillors unanimously declared an Ecological Emergency at a Council meeting last Thursday. This resolution complements the Climate Emergency declaration made in March 2019 and underscores the Lib Dem Council's commitment to take measures that will protect our natural environment.   


Stephen Williams chosen as Lib Dem candidate for West of England Mayor

Local Liberal Democrats have chosen two-time MP for Bristol West, Stephen Williams, to contest the election next May for the important post of Mayor of the West of England.


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.