David has served as a Councillor on Bath and North East Somerset Council for 12 years and is currently the Deputy Leader and the Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods. His remit covers Public Protection, Sport and Healthy Lifestyles, Waste and Recycling, Parks and Open Spaces, Cleansing and Libraries.
Previously the Chairman of the Bath Recreation Ground Trust he has worked to steer through the many challenges faced resolving long standing issues of Bath Rugby’s occupation of charitable land.
Most recently in the news over the battle of the buskers in the World Heritage City of Bath. An issue which has challenged the city for many years and reached a head recently when Bath Abbey had to cancel the centuries old tradition of Evensong on a Sunday afternoon. The Council are now looking at how it may use new powers under the Anti Social Behaviour, Crime and Disorder Act and is about to go out on consultation on a Public Place Protection Order banning amplified music around the historic core of the city centre.
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