At West Berkshire Council's Annual Meeting yesterday, a number of new appointments were made, most notably, the appointment of a new Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Council, as well as a number of Portfolio Holder Changes.
Leader of Council, Cllr Lynne Doherty (Newbury Speen) took the opportunity to thank Portfolio Holders for all their support and work over the last year. Cllr Doherty said “as a team we work collectively with all our Conservative Members to ensure that we deliver the promises that we made to our residents in our 2019 manifesto.”
As an association, we are very proud that our own Cllr Rick Jones has been appointed as the new Vice-Chairman of the Council and we look forward to seeing him in this new role.
One of the most significant changes made by the administration was the intention to bring both Planning and Transport under one Portfolio Holder, in order to ensure a holistic view of Place Shaping for the future. Cllr Richard Somner has agreed to take on this challenge and we wish him all the best going forward.