Council leader announces new look Cabinet.

Big changes announced today in Cabinet responsibilities as B&NES Council Leader, Councillor Tim Warren (Conservative, Mendip), undertakes what he calls ‘a mid-term change to the Cabinet team to bring additional ideas while retaining existing experience.’

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Cllr Tim Warren Leader of B&NES.

Amongst those being replaced are Cllrs Anthony Clarke and Patrick Anketell-Jones. We thought there might be an announcement about the proposed East of Bath Park and Ride but it didn’t come.

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Cllr Anthony Clarke, who has stepped down as Cabinet Member for Transport.
Cllr Patrick Anketell-Jones – formerly in charge of Economic Development.

The following Cabinet members and their responsibilities will be in place from today (Monday 3 July):

Councillor Tim Warren – Leader
Councillor Charles Gerrish (Conservative, Keynsham North) – Finance and Efficiency
Councillor Vic Pritchard (Conservative Chew Valley South) – Adult Care and Health
Councillor Paul Myers (Conservative Midsomer Norton Redfield) – Economic and Community Regeneration
Councillor Martin Veal (Conservative, Bathavon North) – Community Services
Councillor Bob Goodman (Conservative, Combe Down) – Development
Councillor Mark Shelford (Conservative, Lyncombe) – Transport and Highways
Councillor Paul May (Conservative, Publow and Whitchurch ) – Children and Young People
Councillor Karen Warrington (Conservative, Clutton) – Policy and Transformation

Councillor Tim Warren said: “My aim in updating the Cabinet is to bring new energy and thinking on to the team, whilst retaining experience.

“The Cabinet’s core aims are to ensure that Bath & North East Somerset Council is efficient and well run, invests in the future of the area and puts the interests of its residents first. Our priorities continue to be delivering new homes and jobs, improving local transport, investing in our young people, supporting cleaner, greener and healthier communities and promoting greater choice and independence for older people.

“I would like to give my sincere thanks to previous Cabinet Members as they have made an enormous contribution to the Administration over the last two years, for which I am extremely grateful.”


Cabinet Member biographies:

Cllr Bob Goodman: Councillor for Combe Down since 2015 and Cabinet Assistant for Homes and Planning since 2015. Chartered Surveyor, Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, trained at Bath City Council.

Cllr Mark Shelford: Councillor for Lyncombe since 2015. Former soldier with 30 years’ service, now runs his own training business.

Cllr Paul May: Councillor for Publow & Whitchurch since 2015. Former Chief Executive of Wansdyke District Council, former Chief Executive of North Somerset Council and former Chief Executive of the West of England Learning & Skills Council.

Cllr Karen Warrington: Councillor for Clutton since 2015. Background in Human Resources and Health& Safety consultancy.

Cllr Charles Gerrish: Councillor for Keynsham North since 2003 and Cabinet Member for Finance and Efficiency since 2015.

Cllr Martin Veal: Councillor for Bathavon North since 2000 and Cabinet Member for Community Services since 2015.

Cllr Vic Pritchard: Councillor for Chew Valley South since 1996 and Cabinet Member for Adult Care and Health since 2015.

Cllr Paul Myers: Councillor for Midsomer Norton Redfield since 2011 and Cabinet Member for Policy, Localism and Partnerships since 2016.