Posted: 20.05.18 at 13:06 by The Editor
Several new appointments to key roles within Somerset County Council were approved this morning (16 May).
At its Annual General Meeting, the County Council voted to appoint a new Chair of the Council, Councillor Nigel Taylor. Cllr Taylor was elected to the Council in 2017 and represents the Cheddar division.
The Council also approved appointments to Chair and Vice-Chair positions of the 13 different decision-making and scrutiny committees within the authority.
This included the following:
Scrutiny for Policies and Place: Chair – Cllr Anna Groskop, Vice-Chair – Cllr Mike LewisScrutiny for Policies, Adults and Health: Chair – Cllr Hazel Prior-Sankey, Vice-Chair – Cllr Claire Aparicio-PaulScrutiny for Policies, Children and Families: Chair – Cllr Leigh Redman, Vice-Chair – Cllr Rod Williams.Full details of the appointments to all the committees can be found on the Council’s website
Earlier in the week, the Leader of the Council, Cllr David Fothergill, announced changes to the Cabinet membership, creating two new Cabinet Member roles – Resources, and Education & Council Transformation. The Council’s Cabinet now comprises:
Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Strategy and Customers & Communities: Cllr David FothergillDeputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Resources: Cllr Mandy ChilcottCabinet Member for Economic Development, Planning and Community Infrastructure: Cllr David Hall. Junior Cabinet Member: Cllr Mike Pullin.Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care: Cllr David Huxtable. Junior Cabinet Member: Josh Williams.Cabinet Member for Children and Families: Cllr Frances NicholsonCabinet Member for Education and Council Transformation: Cllr Faye PurbrickHighways and Transport: Cllr John WoodmanPublic Health and Wellbeing: Cllr Christine LawrenceFor more detail about the Cabinet positions and responsibilities visit here (note – there is no longer a Cabinet responsibility for Corporate and Community Services).