New appointments elected at Full Council
Herefordshire Council's meeting at Full Council has today (Friday 19 May) elected Councillor Tony Johnson as Leader of the Council, Councillor Brian Wilcox as Chairman of the Council and Councillor Philip Edwards as Vice-Chairman of the Council.
The meeting at Full Council also saw the adoption of the new Herefordshire Council constitution. The constitution - which acts as the council's rule book - explains and regulates how the council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that decisions are efficient, transparent and accountable to the public.
Adoption of the new constitution will see the establishment of three scrutiny committees with newly-elected Chairs and a merged planning and regulatory committee.
The constitution includes a new guide to public participation, which enables members of the public to submit one question at nearly all meetings of the council, instead of only at Full Council meetings.
The remaining confirmed appointments are:
Adults and wellbeing scrutiny committee
Chairman: Councillor Polly Andrews
Vice-Chairman: Councillor John Stone
Children and young people scrutiny committee
Chairman: Councillor Carole Gandy
Vice-Chairman: Councillor Felicity Norman
General scrutiny committee
Chairman: Councillor Sebastian Bowen
Vice-Chairman: Councillor Elissa Swinglehurst
Planning and regulatory committee
Chairman: Councillor Phillip Cutter
Vice-Chairman: Councillor John Hardwick
Audit and governance committee
Chairman: Councillor Paul Newman
Vice-Chairman: Councillor Chris Chappell
Employment panel committee
Chairman: Councillor Jon Johnson
Vice-Chairman: Councillor Patricia Morgan
Health and wellbeing board
Chairman: Councillor Patricia Morgan