Council Appoints New Chairman and Cabinet

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Councillor Brian Sandler became the new Chairman of Epping Forest District Council at its annual meeting on Thursday 19 May. Councillor Sandler is a local businessman who became the District Councillor for Chigwell Row in 2002. He is a former chairman of Chigwell Parish Council. Councillor Mrs Ann Haigh from Buckhurst Hill was elected Vice-Chairman.

Councillor John Knapman was re-elected as Leader of Epping Forest District Council and chairs the nine-member executive Cabinet. He is also the Finance and Performance Portfolio Holder. Councillor Mrs Diana Collins was appointed the first Chairman of the newly created Overview and Scrutiny Committee that replaces the three-committee structure previously used by the Council. Mrs Collins ` Committee will be responsible for standing and special Task and Finish panels to examine Council actions and decisions. Councillor Stephen Barnes was reappointed as Deputy Leader of Council and Councillor Mrs Anne Grigg was reappointed as Chairman of the District Development Control Committee.

The members of the Cabinet are:

Councillor John Knapman – Leader and Finance and Performance Management

Councillor Stephen Barnes – Deputy Leader and People First

Councillor Chris Whitbread – Leisure

Councillor Robert Glozier – Planning and Economic Development

Councillor Derek Jacobs -Environmental Protection

Councillor Stephen Metcalfe – Information Communication Technology and Corporate Support Services

Councillor Don Spinks – Civil Engineering and Maintenance

Councillor Mrs Caroline Pond – Community Well-being

Councillor Michael Heavens – Housing

Chairmanship and Vice-Chairmanship of committees and sub-committees are as follows:

Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Councillor Mrs Diana Collins – Chairman
Councillor Mrs Janet Whitehouse – Vice-Chairman

District Development Control Committee
Councillor Mrs Anne Grigg – Chairman
Councillor Mrs Maureen Boatman – Vice-Chairman

Area Plans Sub-Committee A
Councillor Fergus Maclaine – Chairman
Councillor Anthony Lee – Vice-Chairman

Area Plans Sub-Committee B
Councillor Matthew Colling – Chairman
Councillor Andrew Green – Vice-Chairman

Area Plans Sub-Committee C
Councillor Keith Wright – Chairman
Councillor Richard Morgan – Vice-Chairman

Area Plans Sub-Committee D
Councillor Ms Syd Stavrou – Chairman
Councillor Mrs Penny Smith – Vice-Chairman

Licensing Panel
Councillor Mitchell Cohen – Chairman
Councillor Mrs Mary Sartin – Vice-Chairman

Housing Appeals Panel
Councillor Mrs Joan Davis – Chairman
Councillor David Stallan – Vice-Chairman

Staff Appeals Panel
Councillor Reg Chidley – Chairman

Complaints Panel
Councillor Terrance Farr – Chairman
Councillor Len Martin – Vice-Chairman

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