Stepping down to continue STEPPING UP NEW APPOINTMENT : INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY MAGISTRATE Good morning, As promised (3) Many are aware that four years ago I became the first ever appointed BAME Magistrates Deputy Bench Chairman in Avon & Somerset and was delighted 3 years later to be joined in the our team of 7 Deputies by two more BAME Deputy Bench Chairman following in my footsteps and transforming the leadership to 3 /7 deputies (42 %) So although I am saddened to step down as Deputy Bench Chairman in Avon & Somerset, I know that I am leaving it […]
♦ Child of the Windrush generation determined to make Bristol better Carole Johnson was appointed Deputy Lord Mayor of Bristol City Council May 2020- May 2021. With a strong sense of civic duty and a commitment to unlocking the agency of Bristol’s BAME communities is driven by personal life experience… Click here to find out more Child of the Windrush generation determined to make Bristol better
Cllr Dr Carole Johnson JP AND….. Founder! As Local councillor for Ashley Ward in Bristol and current Magistrates Deputy Bench Chairman for Avon and Somerset and a sitting magistrate of Jamaican descent. I am delighted to announce as the FOUNDER and Chair ….. The successful launch, of the very first Magistrates Black Asian and Ethnic Minority & Allies support group which took place last night on the 22nd APRIL 2021!!! You may ask …Why I say “FOUNDER”? The first reason is from my original, suggestion regarding this in 2017, to the launch yesterday, on the 22nd APRIL 2021, it has […]
As a seasoned Carole Myself! And also Deputy Lord Mayor, of Bristol City Council I would like to support The Virtual Carol concert to raise money for Lord Mayor’s Children Appeal! A Virtual Carol concert to raise money for Lord Mayor’s Children Appeal A virtual Christmas carol concert being held at 6.30pm on Friday (18 December), is hoping to raise money to support the Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children’s Appeal While the concert is free, viewers will be asked to donate money, if they can, to support the city’s children and young people if they can while watching the concert, […]
Happy Christmas!!! Off to our next engagement! Picking up my consort and then robes on.
Bristol Cathedral A Festival of Music & Readings for Christmas It was an honour to be invited as Deputy Lord Mayor to attend the service tonight which was very moving, welcoming and warm. We were reminded of the nativity story and also of the importance of words …and HOPE. The intended delivery of a better future filled with love was palpable. With choir singing and candles burning bright…feelings of all that can be good with and in the world was greatly appreciated. Thank you. Carole
Delighted to have been appointed today as ; Deputy Cabinet Member (DCM) to Deputy Mayor Cllr Asher Craig by Marvin Rees Elected Mayor of Bristol. On the same day as Mayor Rees being announced the best Politician in the UK! I am humbled and honoured… Bristol 24/7 writes Rees appointed a number of new deputy members to his cabinet team: Celia Phipps, deputy cabinet member for adult social care; Paul Goggin, homes; Carole Johnson, communities, equalities & public health; Tim Rippington, transport; Lucy Whittle, climate, ecology & sustainable growth; Brenda Massey, education & skills; Tom Brook, city design. “Right across […]
Congratulations are in order! Very proud to be part of this administration… Bristol is becoming well known as a City of great ” firsts”… Blood sweat and tears sometimes but we are making a difference! Well done Marvin. Marvin Rees named UK politician of the year (Bristol24/7) Marvin Rees has been named politician of the year in the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2020. Bristol’s mayor won the award for the politician “who has done the most to advance the cause of the green economy in the past year”. Rees’ success was not the only accolade for Bristol, with The Wave winning […]
Looking forward to speaking with Girl guides tonight and hearing about their think resilient badge! Well done ladies resilience is a great and very important skill in these times of constant change. Can you do it…yes you can!
Cllr Afzal Shah takes up new leading role Councillor Afzal Shah has joined Bristol City Council’s Cabinet, with Mayor Marvin Rees also announcing changes to responsibility for some of the city’s highest profile portfolios. Cllr Shah, the Labour member for Easton, takes up a new role as Member for Climate, Ecology and Sustainable Growth, joining his nine other colleagues and leading the council’s response to the climate and ecological emergencies. Recognising the relationship of social and environmental justice, Cllr Shah’s portfolio will include being a specific lead for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals overseeing markets, high streets, retail centres, and […]