Geoffrey Sell appointed new chairman of Uttlesford District Council
PUBLISHED: 10:04 25 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:04 25 May 2017
A new chairman of Uttlesford District Council has been appointed for 2017-18 and was sworn in at the annual meeting on May 16.
Councillor Geoffrey Sell, who represents the Stansted North ward, takes over the chains of office from Councillor John Davey, who raised over £7,000 for the Essex Air Ambulance and Uttlesford Community Travel during his time as chairman.
Councillor Sell said: “I have lived in Uttlesford most of my life and I am proud and honoured to become chairman of this council. I am looking forward to meeting residents of the district and representing Uttlesford further afield in the county.”
The new chairman has chosen Support for Sight and the Essex Wildlife Trust as his good causes for the year.
Councillor Sell added: “These two organisations do great work and I would like to raise the profile of both during my year in office.”
Councillor Lesley Wells, who represents Broad Oak and the Hallingburys, will be the council’s vice-chairman for 2017-18.