The Chairman of the Council and the Mayor of Bath welcomed Winter Olympic champion Amy Williams to the Guildhall after her open top bus tour organised by the Bath Chronicle and BBC. Thousands of people from across the area gathered on the streets of Bath to celebrate her achievement. The event was supported by the Council whose highways, buildings, and health and safety staff worked extremely hard to make the day possible alongside Avon & Somerset Police. Councillor Bryan Chalker, Chairman of Council, said,
The achievement by Amy Williams is truly exceptional and it’s great for the whole district to have an Olympic champion born and bred here. Bath & North East Somerset Council was delighted to play a significant part in supporting the Bath Chronicle and BBC to help organise the event.
Sam Holliday, Editor of the Bath Chronicle, said,
A lot of people have worked incredibly hard to make today a fantastic occasion. It’s given Bath national attention and provided an uplifting spectacle for thousands of people. We’d like to say a huge thanks to the Council, the Police and the Bath Sightseeing Company for all the support, advice and co-operation they’ve given.