One Shared Vision for Bath and North East Somerset

Help us create One Shared Vision about the future of our area.

Giving People A Bigger Say is one of the two Core Policies contained in our Corporate Strategy which says:

“Local residents should have a powerful voice in how their services are designed, funded and run. There is more we can do to be transparent and collaborative in the way that we work. We want to make sure we are involving local people, parish councils and others in our decision-making.”

To do this, we are developing ideas in partnership and with input from you before decisions are made.


One Shared Vision is part of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s response to the Covid crisis to address the wide-ranging impacts experienced across our community and to ensure that our recovery and rebuilding helps us build a stronger, more resilient, fairer, greener, and by 2030, net zero place.  

A series of ‘stories’ have been developed about how people could work together to achieve a stronger, low carbon and more inclusive economy. They are set out within each of the challenges below. They describe a future where the local workforce could be reskilled through digital technology and innovation, and where living and working could become more localised, reducing the need to travel and allowing nature to thrive.

The process 

The stories have been developed through collaboration with local businesses, the public sector, the university and education sector as well as community, third sector organisations and other stakeholders. They have been developed on behalf of the new Economic Recovery and Renewal Board (ERRB), chaired by the Leader of the Council.  

After 8th January, the council will review all of the contributions made through the development process, including comments made through this webpage, along with the stakeholder interviews, surveys and workshops that have taken place this autumn and winter. Watch this space for a progress update early in 2021 on the development of One Shared Vision.

The videos below showcase some of these stakeholder's ideas on their One Shared Vision for Bath and North East Somerset.















Councillor Dine Romero, Leader of the Council says “It is really important that we create, with you, a shared vision that everyone in the community can get behind to help us recover from the Covid crisis. We need a stronger, more diverse and greener economy and we need to work together in partnership to deliver it.

“#OneSharedVision is the result of the partnership work done so far to create options for how the future could look for Bath and North East Somerset. Now we’d like to give everyone to participate in the development of the plans by letting us know what you like about the stories and what you’d like to change or add. You can also rate and comment on what other people have said.” 

Join in

  • Let us know one thing you want to keep in the story and why; and
  • Let us know one thing you want to change or add to the story; and why
  • Rate and comment on other people's ideas.

Please be polite and courteous otherwise you may find the moderator stepping in. 

This exercise ran until 8th January 2021 and is now closed to new comments but you are welcome to view the conversations under each challenge heading

Thank you for all the ideas, comments and votes that you contributed.

The input from this website and the other stakeholder conversations has been brought together and written up into a report. This report was taken to the Economic Recovery Board in March 2021, and was well received. Work is now underway to develop next steps in terms of partnership development, action planning and further engagement with residents.