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Chairman and Leader Elected At Cotswold DC

Chairman and Leader Elected At Cotswold DC

Key appointments for the civic year ahead were made at the annual meeting of Cotswold District Council today. (May 9th).

Cllr Sue Jepson was unanimously re-elected as Chairman of Council. Cllr Sheila Jeffery was elected as Vice Chairman, succeeding Cllr Ben Jeffrey.

Cllr Lynden Stowe (pictured above) was elected as Leader of Council, after Cllr Julie Girling stepped down. Cllr Carole Topple takes over from Cllr Bob Smith as Deputy Leader.

Cllr Stowe's choice of Cabinet was endorsed by Council and appointments were made to all major committees, which then met to elect their chairmen and vice chairman. To see a full list of click here : Full list of appointments within Cotswold District Council

Cllr Jepson said: “Being given the opportunity to serve as Chairman really does mean a great deal to me. I'm very pleased to have the support of all Members – every one of whom has an important role to play for the good of the District.”

Paying tribute to Cllr Girling's three years as Leader, Cllr Stowe said: “Julie Girling is a very hard act to follow. She has displayed superb leadership qualities and leaves a legacy of achievements of which the Council can be proud, including the new Cotswold Leisure Centre, a recycling rate of nearly 40 per cent and a council tax increase of just 2.5 per cent.

“It is an honour to lead Cotswold District Council and I am looking forward to continuing the work of the past three years.”

Posted : 09/05/2006 17:27:44

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