Decision details

Election of Chair of Council for 2022/23

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Councillor Hunt, Chair of Council addressed Council and summarised her role over the past 12 months which had been restricted due to the Covid pandemic. She highlighted her Civic Service which had been held in February 2022 and how she had been involved in giving out volunteer awards at events arranged by the Northern Devon Voluntary Service. She had also carried out the planting of trees at care homes, schools and woodlands as part of the Queens Platinum Jubilee Green Canopy. She thanked her Vice Chair Councillor Tucker for his support and the Chair’s secretary and the Corporate and Community Services Team for their support.  She also thanked all Group Leaders and officers at the Council for their support.


Councillor Worden thanked Councillor Hunt on behalf of the Council for the work she had achieved over the past 12 months both in terms of chairing  meetings of Council and the Civic events that she had attended to represent the Council.


The Vice Chair called for nominations.


It was moved by Councillor Lofthouse and seconded by Councillor Worden “that Councillor Hunt be appointed Chair of the Council for the 2022/23 municipal year”.


RESOLVED that Councillor Hunt be appointed Chair of the Council for the 2022/23 municipal year.


Councillor Hunt took the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and gave a speech of thanks for being elected.




Publication date: 03/05/2022

Date of decision: 06/04/2022

Decided at meeting: 06/04/2022 - Council