Council Chair, Ian Thomas was re-elected and Council Leader, Paul Arnott, was re-elected for new terms at East Devon District Councils Annual meeting yesterday (Thursday, 19 May). In the coming year fresh impetus would be given to address the shortage in the supply of homes, deliver an improved service for housing tenants and encourage new projects to build attainable homes.
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Council Chair, Ian Thomas, re-elected for new year
“Last year I was honoured to be elected the first non-aligned Independent Chair.
To be unanimously re-elected at Annual Council, with support from Conservative, Labour, Lib Dem, Green and Independent colleagues is a humbling experience I will never take for granted.
I recognise this unique trust brings with it additional responsibilities and will continue to perform all my duties to the best of my ability, with an even hand and open mind.”
Council Leader, Paul Arnott, re-elected for new term
Councillor Paul Arnott was re-elected at the Annual Council meeting yesterday (Thursday, 19 May) for his third consecutive year. In his acceptance speech Councillor Arnott highlighted some of the achievements of his administration which included securing the finances to enable the completion of Cranbrook’s Town Centre, the great collaboration work that has taken place in the Enterprise Zone, and the analytical work that has been carried out in Tourism, Cultural and Leisure by the council to help create growth in these important sectors.
In the coming year fresh impetus would be given to address the shortage in the supply of homes, deliver an improved service for housing tenants and encourage new projects to build attainable homes. There will also be an increased focus on climate change with joined up policy making and engagement on this important topic.
New Council Cabinet
|Deputy Leader||Paul Hayward|
|Climate Action||Marianne Rixson|
|Coast Country and Environment||Geoff Jung|
|Council and Corporate Co-ordination||John Loudoun|
|Democracy, Transparency and Communications||Sarah Jackson|
|Economy and Assets||Paul Hayward|
|Sustainable Homes and Communities||Dan Ledger|
|Strategic Planning||Paul Arnott|
|Tourism, Culture, Leisure and Sport||Nick Hookway|