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Members re-elect Councillor Jane Whittaker as Leader at Torridge AGM

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At the Councils May AGM Councillor Jane Whittaker was re-elected as Leader of Torridge District Council and Councillor John Himan as Chairman. Other positions confirmed included Councillor David Hurley as Deputy Leader and Councillor  Simon Inch as Deputy Chairman

Other key posts included the appointment of chair persons for the main decision making and scrutiny committees operated by the Council. In summary these included:

 

Chair Community and Resources Committee - Councillor James Morrish
Vice Chair Community and Resources Committee - Councillor David Hurley

Chair Plans Committee - Councillor Rosemary Lock
Vice Chair Plans Committee - Councillor Margaret Brown

Chair Audit and Governance Committee - Councillor Philip Hackett
Vice Chair Audit and Governance Committee - Councillor Betty Boundy

Chair Internal Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Councillor Peter Watson
Vice Chair Internal Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Councillor Peter Le Maistre

Chair External Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Councillor Mervyn Langmead
Vice Chair External Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Councillor Ken Carroll

Chair Licensing Committee - Councillor Tony Inch
Vice Chair Licensing Committee - Councillor Dermot McGeough

Chair Standards Committee - Councillor Ken Carroll
Vice Chair Standards Committee - Councillor Mervyn Langmead

Councillors also voted on nominees for the roles of "Lead Member" to act as an advocate or spokes person for key service areas or strategic goal of the Council. The main role of each Lead Member is to encourage communication and positive action in the area they represent. Lead Members were elected as follows: 

  • Economy - Councillor James Morrish
  • Community Culture & Leisure - Councillor Philip Pennington
  • Environment - Councillor Ken James
  • Health & Wellbeing / Community safety - Councillor Philip Hackett
  • Planning & Development - Councillor Peter Watson
  • Internal Resources - Councillor Peter Le Maistre
  • Customer Services - Councillor David Hurley
  • Democratic Support - Councillor Sam Robinson
  • Housing - Councillor Cathrine Simmons
  • Waste & Recycling - Councillor Mervyn Langmead

16 May 2017