67 Englishcombe Lane
Dine has been a resident of Bath for the past twenty-five years. She has been a councillor in Southdown for the past sixteen years, and in that time has tackled many issues, such as facilitating better communication between universities and the council, trying to fix a lack of parking, and promoting better public transport. With her list of accomplishments, she was an easy choice for becoming group leader, and has held this title for the past four years. Dine is an active member of the community, and enjoys spending time with her three children.
Cabinet Member for Community Services
Sham Castle Lane
Paul Crossley has faithfully served the residents of Southdown on the Bath & North East Somerset Council since 1999, and previously served Southdown on the Bath City Council from 1988 to 1996. Paul served as Leader of the Council twice, from 2003-2007, and again from 2011-2015. As leader, Paul ensured that there was no council tax increase in every yearly budget. In this time period, residents’ services were protected, efficiency peaked, and income to the Council increased. One of Paul’s major accomplishments completed during his administration was saving education on the Culverhay site; unfortunately, under current Conservative control, the site has been lost. In the time that Paul has been a Councillor, recycling rates have increased dramatically, as well as the overall economic vitality of the area. Another improvement has been transport infrastructure, something Paul hopes to continue to better. However, all of these plans to better Southdown have been thwarted by the last four years of the Conservative administration, and Paul believes that the only solution to the tax increase and waste attitude that plagues the council now is to bring back the sound management of a Liberal Democrat administration.