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Councillor slams Conservative Cabinet for refusal to publish air quality report

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.


Curo decision ‘tough but right’

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.


Shortsighted cuts risk lost generation

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.


Challenge to Tory Library Plans Update

Bath’s Conservative-led Council is bringing in sweeping changes to the way Library services will be run in the future. Community groups and volunteers will be asked to step in and run branch libraries, whilst Bath Central Library is set to be merged with the One Stop Shop customer services centre. Lib Dem Councillors are opposing these plans and used the Council's 'Scrutiny' process this week to mount a formal challenge against the Cabinet's decisions.


Lib Dems call for action on single-use rubbish

Urgent action is needed to tackle the enormous quantities of single-use packaging waste, such as plastic bottles and coffee cups, which are thrown away every day, say local Lib Dem Councillors.


Lib Dems issue official challenges on library cuts

Lib Dem Councillors have today tabled formal challenges to two decisions taken by the Conservative Cabinet last week to downgrade library services across Bath and North East Somerset.


Disaster for Democracy

The Liberal Democrat MP for Bath, Wera Hobhouse, has called out recent attacks by the Conservative government on the democratic system in a speech. The EU withdrawal bill and other legislation is threatening the role of parliament and betraying voters.


Foxhill: Wera steps in to get both sides talking

Bath MP Wera Hobhouse has acted to improve relations between Curo and some Foxhill residents over the plans to demolish and rebuild a large part of the estate.


“Time for a rethink on Libraries” say Lib Dems

The controversial proposal to merge the Council’s One Stop Shop and Library, and possibly move Bath Central Library, should be scrapped according to Lib Dem Councillors on B&NES Council.


Lib Dem challenges rival to save free school meals from Tory ‘lunch snatchers’

The Liberal Democrat candidate for Bath, Wera Hobhouse, has challenged her Tory rival to promise to vote against his Party’s plan to take free school meals away from infant children. She says that the proposal, which is in the Conservative manifesto, shows the "nasty party is back, and hitting the poorest hardest.”