Bath & North East Somerset Council has said it is saddened to learn of the death of Councillor Chris Pearce, who passed away on Monday, 30th April.
Chris was elected as councillor for the Kingsmead ward in May 2015. He served as Vice-Chair on the Avon Pension Fund Committee and Chair of the Avon Pension Fund Investment Panel.
He also served on the Bath City Forum, was on the Board of Directors at the Theatre Royal, and also on the board of Bath Festivals.
Cllr Tim Warren, Leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “Chris was a true gentleman and a devoted family man – he was well-liked by all who met him.
“Having retired from a successful career in investment banking, Chris made the move from London to Bath a few years back and settled in well.
“He was a remarkable man and full of energy – it’s almost a year to the day since he completed a walk from London to Bath.
“Chris brought his distinctive qualities to the Council and was passionate about serving the local community – with a particular commitment to delivering highways improvements to help make roads safer for residents. He will be sorely missed as a colleague and a friend.”
Deeply saddened to hear the loss of Bath Cllr Chris Pearce. He was a wonderful friend, loyal public servant & fantastic campaigner. He was on 2 of my GE campaign teams & worked tirelessly to help the people of Kingsmead. Lots of love to Dom & his whole family. We will miss him!
— Ben Howlett (@benhowlettuk) May 2, 2018
In a statement, a spokesperson for B&NES Council said: “The Council expresses its deepest sympathy to Chris’s family and friends at this sad time.”
So sorry to hear this, Chris was a lovely guy. The Kingsmead Square businesses are so grateful for his help and hard work. Our thoughts are with his family x https://t.co/F015aIFRwy
— Grace & Ted (@GraceandTed) May 2, 2018
Fellow Kingsmead Councillor, Andrew Furse, said: “I have worked closely with Chris in Kingsmead ward since his election in 2015.
“Although of different political persuasions I enjoyed his company and think that we worked well together to progress issues on behalf of Kingsmead residents. He will be missed by me and residents in Bath.”