Stephen Hewitt, who was closely involved with our Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) has died, aged 56. He worked jointly across the public health and planning departments of Bristol City Council, influencing the city's policies for the benefit of its people's health.
Stephen was involved in local communities across Bristol throughout much of his career, including being head of the Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership, chair of Creating Excellence, a governor at City of Bristol College, founding director and president of the Bristol Credit Union, a policy expert for the Royal Town Planning Institute, and a member of the steering group for the UK Healthy Cities Network. He also worked closely with the Homes and Communities Agency, Public Health England and the Town and Country Planning Association.
SHINE HIT director Suzanne Audrey said: "We are deeply saddened by Stephen's untimely death. He was inspirational in his commitment to improving neighbourhood environments. Through SHINE, we hope to build on some of his ideas and contribute to the legacy of this remarkable man."
The picture on this page shows Stephen (centre) with SHINE HIT directors Suzanne Audrey and Marcus Grant at the launch of the Living City exhibition in August this year.