On Wednesday 6th May, Wera Hobhouse, the MP for Bath joined Will Godfrey CEO of B&NES, Dine Romero LibDem Leader of the Council and Allison Herbert, CEO of Bath BID for a webinar on the state of and the plans for the local economy in light of the current pandemic.

Opened by Bath BID Chair, David Hobdey and chaired by Dave Mason, the TV presenter and Media Trainer, the webinar lasted for an hour.

This event was recorded. To listen to it, click here.

There were many questions on a variety of topics. The highlights include:

  • The delay to the Clean Air Zone and the reassessment of plans and consideration of the city’s transport needs in the immediate and longer term
  • The need for Bath as a whole to diversify its economy as it adapts to a reduced number of international visitors over the next couple of years.
  • There’s an opportunity to reposition Bath in the next weeks and months, to emphasise the city’s green landscape, wellbeing offer and enviromental credentials
  • There was a clear call for increase in the capacity for local decision making after local powers have been eroded; to strengthen local government over centralised efforts.