Sharon Ball

Liberal Democrat Councilor of Westmoreland Ward including East Twerton & Lwr Oldfield Park Learn more

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Bath Pupil Premium

by Sharon Ball on 12 October, 2011

Liberal Democrats have always believed that education is the engine of social mobility, now we are making it happen. Today the Government released the final Pupil Premium figures for every English local authority, constituency and school. I am delighted to announce that every school this year will receive an extra £488 for each child on […]

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Workshop to discuss curbs on student housing in Bath

by Sharon Ball on 4 October, 2011

A meeting is being called later this month to talk about how to control the growth of shared student housing in Bath. A consultant appointed by Bath and North East Somerset Council has begun investigating the best way of using planning laws to restrict the conversion of conventional homes into houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). […]

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by Sharon Ball on 26 September, 2011

I was pleased to hear Liberal Democrat Children and Families Minister, Sarah Teather announce at the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference that the total funding available for the Pupil Premium will be doubled to £1.25bn in 2012-13. This is a rise from £625m in 2011-12, and will rise again each year until 2014-15 when it will […]

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Brush Up Your English

by Sharon Ball on 23 September, 2011

Bath City College are running a free 8 week course starting on 3rd 0f October. tailored to your needs suitable for adults with few qualifications and low confidence opportunity to work towards a level 1 or 2 qualification improve your skills find out about other training options. Start date: Monday 3rd October 2011 End date: […]

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by Sharon Ball on 11 September, 2011

Children may watch more UK originated children’s TV programmes and fewer American cartoons following intervention by Don Foster MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesman for Media. This may also increase investment in such home grown products.   The Liberal Democrats argue that UK made children’s programmes are not easily accessible on some televisions, while children’s programmes from […]

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Calling all animal lovers to the Avon and Somerset Police Mounted and Dog Section open day – back this year by popular demand. The centre, in Bower Ashton, is due to open its doors to the public for the day next month, when visitors will have the opportunity to see the horses and dogs up […]

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Great A Level results in B&NES

by Sharon Ball on 22 August, 2011

Students picking up their A-Levels from Bath & North East Somerset Council’s schools are being congratulated on some outstanding results. Many schools are celebrating record figures this year including a 100% pass rate at Chew Valley School, the highest average points ever at Wellsway School, Writhlington School reporting an overall improvement on its 2010 results. […]

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Gas safety checks for commercial Kitchens

by Sharon Ball on 13 August, 2011

I am pleased that Restaurants, pubs, hotels and other businesses with commercial kitchens are now able to get help from Bath & North East Somerset Council to make sure that their gas appliances are safe. During the forthcoming safety checks Bath & North East Somerset Council will work closely with the Gas Safe Register organisation […]

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Figures released today show that there is a significant educational gap in Britain. According to the Universities and Colleges Union, roughly 1 in 10 adults in the UK do not have any qualifications. With 59,600 aged 16-64 resident in Bath, approximately 3400 have no qualifications at all. Bath stands as 64th most qualified area out […]

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Bath Mums

by Sharon Ball on 25 July, 2011

I have found this great new web site called Bath Mums. This Web site is fantastic as it gives details as to what is on during the School Summer Holidays plus tips and advice. I can truly recommend any one with children including men to have a look. The Link is

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