Changing of the chains sees new Malvern council chairman elected - The Malvern Observer

Changing of the chains sees new Malvern council chairman elected

Malvern Editorial 15th May, 2024   0

MALVERN Hills District Council has officially elected a new chairman among some notable re-appointments.

At the Annual Council meeting last night (May 14), councillor Daniel Walton was elected as chairman. The former chairman – Coun Barbara Jones-Williams – passed over her chains to the newly elected councillor.

Coun John Raine was elected as the new vice chairman.

Alongside the swapping of the chain, Coun Tom Wells was re-elected as the council’s leader while his deputy, Coun Natalie McVey remains in her role.

Coun Walton said: “I would like to thank everyone that has supported me over the years. I really value this opportunity to represent the people of our wonderful district and to work with our communities.

“I want to oversee a council that is progressive and moving policies that make Malvern Hills a continually better place to live for all.”

Coun Walton also announced his chosen charity for the year. Bonterre, who offer educational and therapeutic support for young people, as well as workshops and events for schools, adults, and community groups will benefit from the council’s charitable efforts.

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Photo One: The new chairman, Cllr Walton, handing over a farewell gift to former chairman, Cllr Jones-Williams.


Photo Two: The new Vice-Chairman Cllr Raine and Chairman Cllr Walton.


Photo Three: Cllr McVey and Cllr Wells have been re-elected in their deputy leader and leader roles.

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