Title: Chair of Council
Division: Braunton Rural
Parish: Ashford ; Braunton ; Georgeham ; Heanton Punchardon
District: North Devon
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2 Willoway Lane
Home phone: 01271 815820
As Chair of the Council
The Chair of Devon County Council is elected annually, at the Council’s Annual Meeting. The responsibilities of the Chair include:
Ø Upholding and promoting the purposes of the Council’s Constitution and presiding over meetings of the Council so that its business can be carried out efficiently, with regard to the rights of councils, and the interests of the community.
Ø The Chair can also call extraordinary meetings of the Council, and also ensures that the Council meeting is forum for debate of matters of concern to the local community, making sure that Councillors who are not on the Council’s Cabinet are able to hold the Cabinet to account.
Ø The Chair promotes public involvement in the Council’s activities, and represents the Council at civic and ceremonial functions.
To contact the Chair for an event or for advice on protocol please email the Chair’s Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or, alternatively, telephone the Chair's Office on 01271 388480 or write to the Chair c/o Democratic Services, First Floor, Taw View, Barnstaple, EX31 1EE.
As a County Councillor
I have been elected as a County Councillor for the electoral division of Braunton Rural. I intend to serve the interests of all residents, regardless of political persuasion.
I am, however, a member of the Conservative Party and take an active interest in a number of national and local campaigns. It would not be appropriate for me to use this website to promote these campaigns though you can visit related external websites by selecting some of the links to be found on these pages.
My priority is to make people’s lives more fulfilling by improving the services we supply and increase the help to carers. I want to improve the congestion with the traffic and use the resources we have and make as many improvements as will allow.