Published on 22nd May 2024

Municipal offices

Golden Valley, housing delivery, and net zero ambitions continue as top priorities

Delivering Cheltenham’s ambition to become cyber capital of the UK, through Golden Valley, remains a top priority for the borough council’s new cabinet.

The continued delivery of affordable housing, working together to tackle climate change and ensuring future growth and prosperity for the town, remain at the heart of the council’s activities.

Following the recent local election – when all 40 seats were up for election due to ward boundary changes – leader Cllr Rowena Hay, has announced new cabinet roles, which will lead the delivery of the council’s key aims.

The portfolios and new cabinet leads are as follows:

Councillor Rowena Hay - Leader of the council

Councillor Peter Jeffries - Deputy leader and cabinet member for major developments and housing delivery

Councillor Victoria Atherstone - Cabinet member for safety and communities

Councillor Flo Clucas - Cabinet member for housing and customer services

Councillor Mike Collins - Cabinet member for planning and building control

Councillor Iain Dobie - Cabinet member for climate emergency

Councillor Martin Horwood - Cabinet member for economic development, wellbeing and culture

Councillor Alisha Lewis - Cabinet member for finance and assets

Councillor Izaac Tailford - Cabinet member for waste, recycling and public realm

Cllr Rowena Hay, council leader, said: “As a forward thinking, highly ambitious council, I am proud of all that we have achieved and will continue to achieve, as I announce my new cabinet.

‘’Recent years have been difficult for everyone and we continue to put people and our communities first, with high quality housing and community investment, strong partnership working and promotion of, and equal access to, healthier lifestyles.

‘’Our investment into Cheltenham means that the high street in particular, continues to punch above its weight and through Golden Valley, we are creating an internationally significant hub for cyber security, which will protect Cheltenham’s future with jobs, training and career opportunities, as well as creating a sustainable, green community helping us to achieve some of our net zero targets.

‘’We have a lot to do and we are excited about all that is in front of us. I am confident that under the direction and guidance of my newly formed cabinet, we are in good hands.’’

For more information about councillors and their roles, visit our website.  

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Notes for editors:

Golden Valley development
Future housing services
Climate and sustainability
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