A retired designer and former Mayor has been appointed the new chair of the City of Bath World Heritage Site Steering Group.
Peter Metcalfe is also widely known in the city for his 15 year service as Ward Councillor for Widcombe but he has not been aligned to any political party for some time, and begins this new 3 year role immediately.
Peter said, “I am very excited about this opportunity. I firmly believe the joint accolade of World Heritage and our remarkable historic environment provides a framework to maximise the benefits for local communities and create economic growth.”
The Steering Group oversees the management of the Bath site, which is one of the few entire cities inscribed anywhere in the world. The group comprises of representatives of local and national bodies involved in heritage management. Secretariat for the Steering Group is provided by Bath & North East Somerset Council.
Councillor Cherry Beath (Lib-Dem, Combe Down), Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, said, “The Council and Steering Group are committed to the conservation of our world renowned heritage, and I am delighted that Peter has accepted this challenge. With his extensive knowledge of the city and understanding of our needs, he is the ideal person for the role”.
Further information about the steering group can be found at www.bathnes.gov.uk/worldheritage