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Bath's new Mayor announced as Councillor Cherry Beath

By LJGillespie  |  Posted: March 26, 2014

Bath's new Mayor announced as Councillor Cherry Beath

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The 787th Mayor of Bath will celebrate the city’s creative side.

Councillor Cherry Beath, who will take up the role in June, has been a member of Bath and North East Somerset Council since 2007 representing the Combe Down Ward.

The Lib Dem councillor has previously served as Deputy Mayor and chairman of the Standing Committee of Charter Trustees.

Last year she was voted out of her cabinet position as member for sustainable development and now serves as vice chair of the economic and community, and health and wellbeing, policy development and scrutiny panels.

She is also council champion for culture and sits on the boards of the Bath Festivals and the Cultural Forum.

Mrs Beath has chosen Bath’s creative community as her theme for her year in office.

“Thinking particularly of technology and the Arts, I am aware of the immense wealth of talent we have in the city and wish to celebrate and promote this during my year of office.”

Mrs Beath, who has a fine arts masters degree, has a background in the Criminal Justice System and has worked as a probation officer. She is a trustee for two charities, one being The Genesis Trust in Bath, and she sits on a local grant making board supporting local Christian projects.

Bath’s new Deputy Mayor will be Councillor Lisa Brett (Lib Dem, Walcot).

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  • helen_dudden1  |  March 29 2014, 8:00AM

    Totally agree with the last post. I should like that all areas are covered fairly, There should be some rewards for spending less, and maybe, even a contribution on the expenses. It is time that all areas were considered, with spending from the public purse.

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  • disabledby  |  March 29 2014, 12:13AM

    Perhaps she might persuade this paer to cover the arts better. It is shameful that those who participated in the Midsomerset Festival had their achievements almost totally ignored in favour of the usual weekly coverage of routine sporting events, when many of the the young people will have worked extremely hard for months to perfect their performances. They deserve encouragement from the local paer. An online listing of results is not good enough.

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  • helen_dudden1  |  March 28 2014, 5:45PM

    With the very recent cut-backs, I hope that this area will be considered too.

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  • capndave  |  March 26 2014, 6:51PM

    Gotta give it to the LibDems of B&NES they do have very intelligent classy ladies in their ranks.

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  • wheelie_bin  |  March 26 2014, 6:27PM

    which one is Cherry? or is the clue in the dress?

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  • eurosceptic  |  March 26 2014, 5:12PM

    This must be a pre-election trick to make us think the LibDems still exist

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  • AbandonShip  |  March 26 2014, 2:56PM

    She is a great choice for Mayor

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