Are you passionate about Taunton?

Are you passionate about Taunton?

THE search is being launched for a passionate champion of Taunton to take on the role of leading the group that helps shape the future of the county town.

Taunton Strategic Advisory Board (TSAB) plays a vital part in supporting the delivery of Taunton’s ambitions to develop as a growing, sustainable, healthy and prosperous Garden Town for current and future generations.

John Clothier chaired the Board for 13 years and felt it was time to step down. He has been warmly thanked by Taunton Deane Borough Council for his vital contribution to the town. The role of chairing the Board is now being advertised.

Cllr John Williams, Leader of the council, said: “Taunton owes a huge debt of gratitude to John Clothier who has given his time tirelessly over the past 13 years. His wisdom and advice has been invaluable – he will be a hard act to follow.”

The Advisory Board includes representatives from the public, private and voluntary sectors and is seen as an important “sounding board” and adviser to the Borough Council.

Members of the Board focus on strategic issues essential to Taunton’s future growth and prosperity including:

  • Delivery of housing, employment and economic growth
  • Major infrastructure & regeneration schemes
  • The quality of the environment, social, health & cultural issues
  • Skills, education and lifelong learning
  • Innovative solutions through design and new digital technology

Taunton’s designation as the first Garden Town in the South West has brought fresh impetus to its ambitions and the Advisory Board plays a vital role in helping galvanise enthusiasm and delivery.

Anyone interested in the role of chairing the Board can find details HERE

Expressions of interest need to be lodged with the Borough Council by the end of August and the aim is to complete the recruitment process later in the summer.

Photo – Craig Stone

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