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Lib Dem Councillors are objecting to the blocking, by the Conservative ruling party, of a debate on education at B&NES Council yesterday evening.
Two members of the public were unable to make statements at a meeting of B&NES Council on 10 November, due to election period rules, and a request for a short debate on the East of Bath park and ride was timed out by the ruling Conservative administration.
Action is being taken to ban motorbikes from Victoria Bridge following a year of pressure from local Councillor Andrew Furse. Since the bridge was reopened to the public there has been an increasing problem of motorcycles and mopeds using the pedestrian bridge as a short cut between Upper and Lower Bristol Roads.
Lib Dem campaigners are warning that Conservative plans to reduce waste collections to a fortnightly cycle will be a disaster for Bath city centre and are calling for weekly collections to be maintained for key residential areas.
Former B&NES Councillor Gerry Curran has been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Abbey ward by-election in Bath. The by-election, which has been called following a resignation, will take place on Thursday 17 November.
The Liberal Democrats have urged the government to play its part in resettling refugees, in particular unaccompanied children, in an emergency motion at their Autumn Conference.
Lib Dems on B&NES Council have spoken out against female genital mutilation (FGM) and modern slavery. Two motions were brought to the September meeting of B&NES Council, committing B&NES to working towards the eradication of human trafficking and slavery, and to raising awareness of and supporting action against FGM.
Liberal Democrat Councillors on the Bath City Forum have called for the body to be made even more inclusive when new co-opted members are recruited next year. Speaking at the first AGM of the Forum, which was held yesterday evening, Lib Dem rep Councillor Dine Romero suggested that the Forum should look to recruit members reflecting the diversity of the population of Bath.
A Bath Councillor is suggesting that the Holy Trinity Church building in Bath could be converted into a multi-purpose venue to serve the community. The future of the Grade II-listed Church has been uncertain since 2011, when the last service was held. The building has lain empty for five years and earlier this summer was put up for sale.
B&NES Council and the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have announced that Virgin Care has been selected as their preferred bidder to coordinate over 200 health and care services in people’s homes and communities.