Communication, Consultation and Partnership

Swansea Environmental Forum is a membership organisation and encourages as many as possible to join the partnership and participate in consultations, meetings and other activities. Membership is free, please download the application form HERE.

SEF manages or supports thematic partnerships, sub-groups and task groups such as the Swansea Built Heritage Group, Low Carbon Swansea Bay network and the Working with Nature Task Group (a subgroup of the Swansea PSB).

Executive Committee

Our work is overseen by an Executive Committee consisting of members elected at our AGM and several others who are co-opted for their particular areas of expertise or affiliations to ensure strong representation from across different environmental themes and sectors.

Deb Hill (co-chair)
Nature Conservation Team Leader
Swansea Council
Hamish Osborn (co-chair)
Natural Resources Management Team Leader
Natural Resources Wales
Alyx Baharie (treasurer)
Development Officer
Swansea Council for Voluntary Service
Steve Bolchover
Chair of Trustees
The Environment Centre
Chris Howell
Head of Waste Management and Parks Operations
Swansea Council
Iwan Davies
Royal Institute of South Wales

Teifion Maddocks
Sustainability Officer
Swansea University
John Childs
Swansea Friends of the Earth
Mary Sherwood
Gower Power
Peter Jones
Director for Sustainability
Iberian and Latin America Association (Wales)
Hayley Beharrell
Sustainability Planning Manager
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Jill Goddard
Senior Enabling Officer (Housing)
Swansea Council
John Sayce

Ciaran O'Brien
Penllergare Trust
Rhian Corcoran
Centre Manager
The Environment Centre
Helen Grey
Senior Officer
People and Places South West Wales
Natural Resources Wales
Jules Wagstaff
Climate and Community
Heidi Smithindividual member

Minutes of Committee Meetings

The Executive Committee usually meets five or six times a year. Here are the available minutes for meetings in 2021, 2022 and 2023:

SEF Exec Minutes: March 2023

SEF Exec Minutes: November 2022      SEF Exec Minutes: July 2022

SEF Exec Minutes: May 2022                  SEF Exec Minutes: March 2022

SEF Exec Minutes: January 2022            SEF Exec Minutes: November 2021

SEF Exec Minutes: July 2021                   SEF Exec Minutes: May 2021

SEF Exec Minutes: March 2021               SEF Exec Minutes: January 2021