Monday, 15 December 2014

Tory plans would cost pupils in Bath

Tories will slash funding for schools, colleges and nurseries by more than a quarter
in Bath and North East Somerset research shows 

Conservatives will cut the education budget by £53 million in Bath and North East
Somerset by 2020 if they were in Government on their own, official
research shows.

The Tories would be forced to slash local spending on schools, colleges and
nurseries to keep pace with George Osborne's drastic spending cuts plan.

It means £53.2 (25.3%) would be wiped off the education budget in Bath and North
East Somerset – hitting children's life chances.

The research - based official House of Commons library figures - shows schools will
bear the brunt of Tory cuts but childcare, college and early years
budgets would also be hit hard.

Unlike both Labour and the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats are committed to
protecting cradle to college education spending.

Wera Hobhouse, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for North East Somerset, said:

"These Tory cuts would be devastating for North East Somerset's local schools,
nurseries and colleges - hitting our children's life chances hard.

"By committing to a budget surplus by 2020, giving away £7 billion in unfunded tax
cut and not raising taxes George Osborne's axe will have to fall
on education.

"This would be a disaster for families and children who all depend good schools and
a great teachers in this area.

"Unlike both the Conservatives and Labour, the Liberal Democrats will protect
education spending on early years, schools and colleges.

"We believe education is crucial in building a stronger economy and a fairer society
- one where every child has the opportunity to get on in life."

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Sign at Sulis Manor Road

The sign at Sulis Manor Road opposite Poplar Road has been damaged. We have asked for this to be repaired.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Proposals for 14 Houses at Lodge Gardens

There is a new application for 14 houses at Lodge Gardens. The entrance will be off Frome Road. 

Ward: Odd Down App Ref: 14/05228/OUT
Parish: N/A
Registered: 13th November 2014
Expiry Date: 12th February 2015
Location: Land Between 90 And Lodge Gardens Frome Road Odd Down Bath Bath And North East Somerset BA2 2PP
Grid Ref: (E)373718 - (N)162297
Proposal: Development of 14no. 3 bedroom dwellings with associated highways and landscape works. (Outline Planning Permission with Access to be  determined and all other matters reserved)

Odins Road puddles - now gone

Pleased to see that the Council has acted upon our request to get rid of the puddle at the dropped kerb Odins Road/Frome Road junction

Street Lights Lodge Gardens

Several street lights are out, these are the responsibility of Curo. We have reported them, we have had a report of someone falling in the dark.

Apprentices Taget Met - 1790 in Bath

Two million apprenticeships have been created in the UK since 2010 with 1,790 of these being created in Bath, giving people a vital start in life.

Business Secretary, Vince Cable MP, recently visited apprentices at the City of Bath College to see the college’s new £200,000 engineering workshop.
Don Foster, MP for Bath, who along with Lib Dems PPC, Steve Bradley, accompanied Vince Cable on his trip, said apprenticeships offered by organisations such as the City of Bath College and Rotork performed a crucial role in the local economy.

Commenting, Don Foster MP, said: “Apprenticeships are a vital part of building a stronger economy and a fairer society. By ensuring young people are able to earn and learn, we give them the opportunity to get on it life.”

Steve Bradley added “I am delighted young people in Bath have benefitted from fantastic training and employment opportunities that apprenticeships offer.

“I’ve seen for myself at Rotork the benefit apprenticeships can give to young people and I’m delighted that over two million young people across England have been able to take advantage.”

Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills Vince Cable MP said: “Reaching the two millionth apprenticeship is testament to Liberal Democrat’s commitment to apprenticeships. Apprenticeships give young people the chance to start a career and give businesses the talent to grow.

“This isn’t just about numbers. From space engineering, to TV production, to legal services, apprenticeships are the ticket to a great job and a route employers trust to access the skills they need.

That is why the Liberal Democrats made them a priority when we entered office and I am delighted that we have been able to deliver on our promise to have two million apprentices start in this Parliament.”

Sunday, 7 December 2014