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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.
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 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.
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.
The Conservatives are trying to hoodwink local residents over charges for garden waste collections say Lib Dem Councillors in B&NES.
Lib Dem development spokesperson, Councillor Will Sandry, has pressed the Conservative Cabinet to improve transparency around the affordable housing element of new housing developments.
Changes to eligibility criteria, which come into force next month, will mean some local children will miss out on free school meals say Lib Dem Councillors in B&NES. They have called for the current rules to be maintained so that more children from poorer families can benefit.
Crucial proposals for improving air quality in Bath will not be made public before they are signed off by the Cabinet members and submitted to government later this month, it has emerged.
Lib Dem Councillor for Combe Down, Cherry Beath, responds to Curo’s announcement that the planned regeneration of Foxhill has been abandoned in favour of managed refurbishment.
On Wednesday night I watched with increasing despair as the Conservative Cabinet voted through the budget they’ll put to B&NES Council next week.