Leader of Council


At the annual Council meeting in May 2012, Councillor Chris Whitbread was elected the Leader of the Council and Councillor Syd Stavrou as the Deputy Leader.

Chris Whitbread has been an Epping Forest District Councillor since 1998 for Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common.

Chris was born and grew up in Epping. He grew up in Beaconfield Road, Epping attending the local schools. Chris still lives in the town with his family and runs a local business. Chris became a Councillor to put something back into his local community that has been part of his entire life.

As Leader of Epping Forest District Council, Chris is committed to protecting the things we all value about our district, whilst meeting the challenges posed by a shortage of homes for local people, need to attract enterprise investment to create new jobs and opportunities.

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Telephone: 01992 564051
Email: shawkins@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Or you can write to us at:
Leader of Council, Epping Forest District Council, Civic Offices, High Street,,  Epping, Essex CM16 4BZ

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