Key council roles have been announced today (Friday) at the first meeting of Lincolnshire County Council following the recent local elections.
The newly elected chairman of the council is Sleaford Rural member Coun Andrew Hagues of Leasingham and vice-chairman is Coun Ron Oxby, member for Potterhanworth and Coleby.
Coun Hagues has been a Conservative county councillor representing Sleaford West and Leasingham since 2011, winning his newly reshaped division earlier this month at the county council elections. He had served as vice-chairman of Lincolnshire County Council for the past year.
He and his wife have lived in Leasingham for 38 years.
He says: “At the beginning of 2016, I retired from full time employment with Anglian Water and this has allowed me the opportunity to devote more time to understanding and, hopefully, resolving some of the concerns of the community.
“Where possible, I like to help with local projects and these have included: the Sleaford Museum, Leasingham playing field pavilion and the Community Larder.”
In line with the landslide victory at the elections which took place earlier this month, Conservative Councillor Martin Hill was re-elected as Leader of the Council. The Folkingham Rural Division councillor will also the executive portfolio for resources and communications.
His deputy will continue to be Coun Patricia Bradwell, now member for the Woodhall Spa and Wragby division, portfolio holder for adult care, health and children’s services.
Coun Eddy Poll will hold the portfolio for commercial and environmental management and councillor for Heckington, Barry Young will be responsible for community safety and people management.
Coun Nick Worth for Holbeach is to be the executive member for culture and emergency services, Coun Colin Davie (Ingoldmells Rural) is responsible for economy and place, while Coun Richard Davies (Grantham West) is for transport, highways and IT.
Coun Sue Woolley (Bourne North and Morton) is portfolio holder for NHS liaison and community engagement.