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In the news: Basildon Council elects new Leader and committee chairmen

Councillor Andrew Baggott is the new Leader of Basildon Council following the annual meeting of the Council held on Thursday 27 May.

Councillor Anthony Hedley was elected Deputy Leader on a night that also saw a realignment of council committees to support council priorities.

Councillor David Dadds was elected Mayor of Basildon with Councillor Luke MacKenzie as Deputy Mayor.

Following the meeting Councillor Baggott said: "I believe that listening to our residents and their ideas is key to delivering the services and projects that our borough deserves and needs.

"The changes to our committees will support us in doing just that and we now have a Scrutiny Committee to keep us all on track to deliver what we have promised to people across the borough."

The full list of committees and Chairmen is as follows:

Service committees

Councillor Andrew Baggott - Chairman of Policy Executive Committee

Councillor Stuart Sullivan - Chairman of Resources and Commercial Committee

Councillor Andrew Baggott - Chairman of Enforcement and Public Protection Committee

Councillor Andrew Schrader - Chairman of Housing and Estate Renewal Committee

Councillor Terri Sargent - Chairman of Communities and Wellbeing Committee

Councillor Anthony Hedley - Chairman of Regeneration and Economic Development Committee

Councillor Craig Rimmer - Chairman of Leisure and Environment Committee

Councillor Richard Moore - Chairman of Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Committee

Statutory committees

Councillor Gary Canham - Chairman of Audit and Risk Committee

Councillor Danny Lawrence - Chairman of Licensing Committee

Councillor Carole Morris - Chairman of Planning Committee

Councillor George Jeffery - Chairman of Joint Standards Committee

Councillor Luke MacKenzie - Chairman of Scrutiny Committee

You can see the timetable of council meetings and watch them live at Meeting Dates Calendar

ENDS

Published on Monday 1 June 2021

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