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 […]
The words of Maya Angelou poem “Still I Rise” has always inspired me. To all my fellow ladies ( and supporters) I say …keep rising!!!!… still x Ladies will understand, just what I mean. We face many obstacles. So lets do so together… We have a voice, so lets use it…wisely. And with that I am happy to announce that I have been Appointed : Co Chair Bristol Women’s Voice Carole Johnson Last November I became a Trustee for BWV and I’m delighted to say that this Tuesday, I was officially voted in as Co Chair alongside Clare Meraz ( […]
♥ ♥ Msc Psych It is finished ( finally). Well in September I graduated (again)!!! This time with my ; Master of Science in Psychology, MSc Psych. Believe it or not, I have been studying over the last 4 years, part time alongside my councillorship ( and everything else) 2017 -21, Amen. I have to say that I am delighted as I did not find this by any means...easy! Special blessings and recognition go out to my beloved children who have seen me work all day ... and then sometimes... all night when assignments were due in ... without complaint... [...]
♦ 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 […]
Happy Christmas!!! Off to our next engagement! Picking up my consort and then robes on.
Invited to the Palace for the first time representing Bristol City Council as City Councillor. I am honoured.
We won!!!! A Bristol Life award! Well done to all the whole team, volunteers, sponsors and supporters who brought this iconic event St Pauls Carnival back to Bristol in 2018 #Bristol @BristolLifeMag. I am delighted to have been part of this team as Vice Chair successfully bringing it back to the Bristol conmunity after 4 long years of absence. Successfully hosting over 100,000 people on the day arriving from all over the UK and beyond! Adding an incredible 5.1 million pounds to the Bristol economy ( on the day of the event). Working with the local community, schools, […]
I AM the WINNER!!! I won!!!! God is good! Magistrates Association AWARD 2019 (Covering All magistrates in England and Wales!) for Changing the Face of the Judiciary Inclusion and Diversity Is hereby awarded to ; Dr Carole Johnson JP (me!) I am humbled, honoured and slightly overwhelmed but very grateful to have received this award last night. It means more than I can say. We have certainly made a positive impact on / in the judiciary. I am proud to see how the judiciary are warmly embracing this. The room fell silent as they explained for what reason I had […]
Magistrates Association Nominee! Whilst away I received notification that I have been nominated for a Magistrates Association Award.- Changing the Face of the Magistracy, Inclusivity and Diversity!!! Its a national award all Magistrates across the UK. Its narrowed down tonight to three nominees… I AM 1 of them! Here now In Stratford in Avon…. Dinner..then the awards… I will let you know the outcome!!! But I am incredibly honoured and humbled…to be ..here in this position..