Changes at the top following Council meeting

Release date: 16 May 2017

Members of Cotswold District Council attended their annual meeting on Tuesday 16 May, and agreed several key appointments, including the election of Cllr Mark Annett as the new leader.  The Cabinet has also been reduced to six Members – with Cllr Sue Jepson and Cllr Alison Coggins stepping down and Cllr Stephen Hirst joining to take over the combined portfolio of Housing, Health and Leisure.  Additionally, Cllr Julian Beale is the new Chairman of the Council and his Vice-Chairman is Cllr David Fowles.

The Cabinet now comprises the following:

Leader Cllr Mark Annett 

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Forward Planning Cllr Nick Parsons 

Cabinet Member for Environment Cllr Sue Coakley 

Cabinet Member for Enterprise and Partnerships Cllr Chris Hancock 

Cabinet Member for Housing, Health and Leisure Cllr Stephen Hirst

Cabinet Member for Planning Services and Cirencester Car Parking Project Cllr Mark Mackenzie-Charrington 

The following appointments were also agreed:

Chair of Planning and Licensing Committee – Cllr Tina Stevenson

Vice-Chair of Planning and Licensing Committee – Cllr Juliet Layton

Chair of Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Cllr Jenny Forde

Chair of Audit Committee – Cllr Len Wilkins 


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