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Mayor announces new member of Cabinet

Mayor announces new member of Cabinet

A new member of Bristol City Council’s Cabinet has been announced today following some small changes to Cabinet designed to ensure the administration’s immediate priorities.

29 March 2022

Councillor Kye Dudd, Labour Councillor for Southmead ward, has joined the Cabinet in a role that will see him take a lead on delivering the city’s climate and ecology priorities that also includes responsibility for waste and energy services.

Councillor Nicola Beech, Labour member for St George Central, will take responsibility for leading the development of the long-term planning strategy for the city, including responsibility for Bristol’s work towards the city region’s Spatial Development Strategy and renewal of the city’s own Local Plan. Nicola will also lead on city resilience and flooding.

Both Councillors have previously led these areas in former Cabinets, so bring with them extensive experience of delivery.

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Kye back into Cabinet, taking forward our ambitious response to the climate and ecological emergencies. I’m also pleased that Nicola will take a lead on the strategic development plan for the city region and the urgently needed refresh of our Local Plan”.

Councillor Kye Dudd, Cabinet Member for Climate, Ecology, Energy and Waste, said: “It’s an honour to be invited to sit in Cabinet again on one of the most pressing challenges we face. Much has been delivered in the past 10 months to push us towards our end goals of becoming carbon neutral and climate-resilient by 2030. With every step forward we take on areas such as delivering heat networks or supporting communities to take climate action, we’re edging closer to that bold ambition. I am also looking forward to taking forward our carbon reduction work with the City Leap programme and our heat networks.”

Councillor Nicola Beech, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning, Resilience and Flood Strategy, said: “There is an urgent need to make progress on meeting our housing crisis, working with our neighbours to find solutions and identify areas to develop for sustainable growth. This approach must also include the need to manage potential flooding and other climate associated risks.”

In another amendment to Cabinet responsibilities, the Mayor will now lead on the City Office and City Funds. 

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