May 2019

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1. New key roles established at Teignbridge’s Annual Council meeting

Teignbridge District Council has appointed its new Chairman, Leader and other key figures for the coming year at its Annual Council meeting today (20 May 2019).

The new roles and committees have been confirmed following the local government elections on May 2.

At its Annual Council meeting held this afternoon, the following post-holders were announced:

Chairman of the Council: Cllr Richard Keeling.

Vice-Chairman of the Council: Cllr John Petherick.

Leader of the Council/Executive Portfolio Holder for Strategic Direction: Cllr Gordon Hook.

Deputy Leader of the Council/Executive Portfolio Holder for Waste Management and Environmental Health: Cllr Alistair Dewhirst.

Executive Portfolio Holder for Corporate Services: Cllr Alan Connett.

Executive Portfolio Holder for Planning: Cllr Gary Taylor. 

Executive Portfolio Holder for Housing and Climate Change: Cllr Jackie Hook. 

Executive Portfolio Holder for Business, Economy and Tourism: Cllr Nina Jeffries.  

Executive Portfolio Holder for Communities and IT: Cllr Martin Wrigley.

Executive Portfolio Holder for Sport, Recreation and Culture: Cllr Andrew MacGregor. 

These roles are effective immediately.

At the meeting Cllr Avril Kerswell, outgoing Chairman, announced she was donating £525 each to Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust and the Moorland Community Care Group.  The money was raised from various charitable events throughout her year in civic office.

New Chairman Cllr Keeling confirmed his chosen charity for the coming year as Number 1 The Square, a Chudleigh-based organisation which provides drop-in and youth outreach services.

Chair (C) and Vice-Chairs (VC) for Teignbridge’s committees were also confirmed at the meeting.  They are:

Overview & Scrutiny Committee:

Cllr Philip Bullivant (C)

Cllr Alison Eden (VC)

Planning Committee:

Cllr Mike Haines (C)

Cllr Linda Goodman-Bradbury (VC)

Regulatory and Appeals Committee:

Cllr John Petherick (C)

Cllr Robert Hayes (VC)

Licensing Act 2003 Committee:

Cllr David Cox (C)

Cllr Dave Rollason (VC)

Audit Scrutiny Committee:

Cllr Sally Morgan (C)

Cllr Dave Rollason (VC) 

Standards Committee:

Cllr Richard Keeling (C)

Strata Joint Scrutiny:

Cllr Charles Nuttall

Cllr Andy Swain

Cllr Chris Clarance

Highways and Traffic Orders Committee - Teignbridge:

Cllr Sheila Cook

Cllr Charles Nuttall

Cllr Philip Bullivant