The membership for the forum is to be made up thirteen co-opted members, twelve cross party ward Councillors from Bath and one B&NES Council cabinet member:

Cllr Patrick Anketell-Jones 

Conservative Deputy Group Leader Bath

Party: Conservative Party

Ward: Lansdown

Cllr Rob Appleyard 

Member Advocate for Vulnerable People

Party: Liberal Democrats

Ward: Lambridge

Jeremy Boss - Co-opted Member 

Jeremy is a lifelong Bath resident and chair of the Widcombe Association, which promotes Widcombe as a vibrant place to live and work, he is politically independent and has a professional background in technology and digital services in the public and private sectors

Cllr Colin Blackburn - Bath City Forum Chair

Independent

Ward: Westmoreland 

Cllr Dine Romero - Liberal Democrat Group Leader

Party: Liberal Democrats

Ward: Southdown

Cllr Anthony Clarke

Party: Conservative

Ward:Lansdown 

Roger Driver - Co-opted Member

Rector of the Benefice of St Michael Without, Bath

Cllr Andrew Furse

Party: Liberal Democrats

Ward: Kingsmead

Cllr Bob Goodman - Bath City Forum Cabinet Link

Cabinet Member for Development

Party: Conservative Party

Ward: Combe Down

Leslie Redwood - Co-opted Member

As a lifelong resident of Bath I was born just outside of the City in the Village of Dyrham and went to school here in Bath at King Edwards, my family and I now live here permanently in Widcombe. I have always been a keen supporter of business in the city – I have ran 3 successful Independent businesses here – in property, accommodation and consultancy. I was also elected Chairman of the Guest Houses Association and helped to set up the 650 business strong Business Improvement District (BID) from 2008 – this has made a significant contribution to the commercial and cultural offer of the city over the last 9 years. I now work for Visit Bath promoting and marketing the city on a Regional, National and International level to keep us at the top of the list of the most visited cities in the country- as well as promoting us as a businesses and cultural destination- in all aspects of our offer. 

Virginia Williamson - Co-opted Member

Virginia was formerly a clinical manager in the NHS and a project manager of aid-funded international development projects. Since completing a PhD on the role of citizen participation in aid-effectiveness, she has volunteered with local environmental groups. She convenes Transition Bath’s food group, Bath Area Growers and Bear Flat Association’s food group. She is a member of SEED Bath, a new network for groups campaigning on social, environmental, ethical and democratic issues.

Sally Harris - Co-opted Member

Having been born and educated in Bath Sally is now working for local charity Julian House, coordinating the Syrian Refugee Resettlement service. She is also Community Director for Bath City Football Club and campaigns on human rights issues as part of Bath Amnesty and Bath Welcomes Refugees.

Michael Hill - Co-opted Member

Forty something married, father of one lively seven year old, lived in Bath virtually all my life, been involved with local sport (cricket & hockey) for over thirty years. Worked in the world of business resilience for over twenty years for a number of well-known global companies including Orange and Nokia, currently working for BBC TV Licensing.


Caroline Kay - Co-opted Member - Caroline Kay has been Chief Executive of the Bath Preservation Trust since 2007. During this period as well as participating on many planning related activities including the B&NES Core Strategy enquiries Caroline led the Trust through the  redevelopment of No 1 Royal Crescent.  She holds psychology-related degrees from Oxford and Bristol Universities and her career has been working with the public, cultural and charitable sectors. Before joining BPT Caroline was a consultant in the cultural sector responsible for business planning, fundraising strategies and bidding for major lottery projects including (nationally) the Royal Albert Hall and (locally) the Wiltshire Music Centre. She started her career as a Clerk in the House of Lords and has also worked for Wellcome Trust and the Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts. She lives in Bradford-on-Avon with her GP husband and has one son and four grown-up stepchildren.

Robin Kerr - Co-opted Member

A Chartered Engineer, Robin has lived with his family in Lansdown for the last 46 years, having divided his working life between the Navy (32 years), a large US high technology company (8), and serving Bath’s residents (8).

Penny McKissock - Co-opted Member

Penny McKissock is founder and CEO of Southside which tackles social isolation by using a unique and  inclusive approach to family support and domestic abuse advice and advocacy for families and individuals with the most need in B&NES

Cllr Shaun McGall

Party: Liberal Democrats

Ward: Oldfield

 

Cllr Michael Norton

Party: Conservative Party

Ward: Lyncombe

Cllr Lin Patterson

Party: Green Party

Ward: Lambridge

Cllr Christopher Pearce

Cabinet Assistant for Community Services

Party: Conservative Party

Ward: Kingsmead

Rosie Phillips - Co-opted Member and Bath City Forum Vice Chair

Rosie is a Bath Resident and the Founder & Chief Executive of Developing Health & Independence, a charity, with its roots in Bath, working to address disadvantage and social exclusion.

 

Cllr Joe Rayment

Labour Party Deputy Group Leader

Party: Labour Party

Ward: Twerton

 

Dr Christopher Roche - Co-opted Member

Chris has worked University of Bath in Professional Services within the School of Management since 2014. He is an elected staff representative to the University Health and Safety Committee, with a focus on the detrimental effects of job insecurity and excessive workloads on staff health and well-being. In 2017, he was elected by staff to University Council after pledging to advocate for pay equality and democratic accountability at the University. Treasurer of Amnesty International Bath and Assistant Secretary of Bath Against Cuts.

George Samios - Co-opted Member

As the Interim Headteacher at Twerton Infant School and Nursery, George is an advocate for children and their families and he is passionate about supporting the very best early educational experiences, both in Twerton and across Bath, through collaboration and multi-agency working.

Cllr Peter Turner

Member Advocate for Heritage and Culture

Party: Conservative Party

Ward: Abbey

 

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