Cllr Nicola Beech
Cabinet Member for Climate, Ecology, Energy & Waste, Bristol Council
Councillor Nicola Beech was elected ward councillor for St George Central in 2016 and was appointed by Mayor Marvin Rees to the cabinet in July 2017 to lead on Spatial Planning and City Design. This saw her play a key role in delivering spatial planning in the city and the wider city region, and in the development of Bristol’s updated Local Plan.
In May 2021 Cllr Beech was appointed to lead a new portfolio of Climate, Ecology, Energy and Waste. This broad portfolio covers work towards tackling the twin climate and ecological crises, as well as the delivery of the council’s decarbonisation agenda and vital waste services.
Cllr Beech also has responsibility for managing regulatory services, flooding and flood strategy. She leads on the night-time economy and established the Bristol@Night advisory panel in 2018, bringing together key stakeholders from across the city.
Following her relocation to Bristol in May 2010 Nicola has worked in the area of brownfield regeneration, sustainability and energy.
Nicola is also a trustee of the Meadowvale Community Association and a governor of Speedwell Nursery in east Bristol.