Meet the Team Behind Yeovil Vision's Regeneration Projects
Tim Carroll – Chair - Yeovil Vision Project Management Board
Tim is the Leader of the Council for South Somerset District Council. He also served as a County Councillor for Somerset County Council, holding several offices including responsibility for Planning, Transport and Waste from 1997 - 2005.
Tim serves on numerous joint and regional committees including membership of the South West Regional Assembly where he led the successful A303/A358 campaign. Tim is also a member of the Somerset Economic Partnership, Somerset Strategic Partnership and the Chairman of a number of local Charities and Trusts.
In his life before Local Government, Tim was involved in project management in the Cable and Communications sector through out the UK.
Kim Close - Lead Officer for Yeovil Vision
Kim Close, Area South Development Manager has been actively working on Yeovil Vision projects, such as the Foundry House Development. Kim is also Assistant Director for Communities for South Somerset District Council.
David Mills – Chair – Galaxy Group
David Mills has been Manager of the Quedam Centre since he arrived in Yeovil in early 2000.
During his time in Yeovil, David has had a deep involvement in the business and wider community including being a former President of Yeovil Chamber of Trade, former Chairman of Yeovil Town Centre Partnership, and being a past member on the advisory boards for both University Centre Yeovil and Orchard FM.
Nationally, David Mills is the co Chair of the UK’s annual shopping centre management conference which sees up to 600 shopping centre professionals from around the country meet up in major conference venues.
A passionate advocate for Yeovil, David never misses and opportunity to boost the profile of Yeovil and (Yeovil Town FC!) wherever he goes and has total confidence in a very bright future for Yeovil.
Tony Fife – Portfolio Holder for Yeovil Vision
Tony Fife is an extremely enthusiastic and dedicated member of Yeovil Vision and takes pleasure in seeing Vision ideas become reality. He has been a member of South Somerset District Council for 25 years and has always taken a very keen interest in the redevelopment and regeneration of Yeovil Town Centre. He was delighted, therefore, to be asked to take over the portfolio for the Yeovil Vision from its conception some six years ago to the present time. Tony has been part of the consultations for the Urban Design Framework and the various development schemes associated with the Yeovil Vision.
Yeovil Vision Project Management Board
Governance of Yeovil Vision is undertaken by a Project Management Board (PMB), which comprises two representatives each of the Yeovil Vision funding partners: SSDC, SCC, and Yeovil Town Council, plus a SSDC representative (who does not vote) but represents SSDC as the managing and accountable body. Meetings are held bi-monthly and the PMB is Chaired by Tim Carroll, Leader, SSDC.
The Galaxy Group
The Galaxy Group has been instrumental in helping to develop the Vision and establishing the current portfolio of projects. It comprises representatives from the Public Sector, Local Business and other key organisations such as Yeovil College and Yeovil Hospital. More...