Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Central Bedfordshire Council

Chairman of Central Bedfordshire Council - Councillor David Bowater

Cllr David Bowater is Chairman of Central Bedfordshire Council.

He was re-elected at the Council's Annual General Meeting (Thursday 19 May 2016).

Cllr Bowater will continue to act as an ambassador for the council, representing the authority on civic visits, at ceremonial events.

The Chairman’s role

The Chairman is elected annually by the Council.

He / she chairs the full Council meetings, interprets the Council’s Constitution and ensures the business of the Council is conducted efficiently and effectively, enabling all councillors’ equal opportunities to speak and to question the Executive Members and those who hold Committee chairmanships. He / she also promotes public involvement in the Council’s activities.

On the civic / ceremonial side of the role, he / she attends civic and ceremonial events representing the council and promoting and explaining the Council’s work. The Chairman is an ambassador for the Council.

Charity work

The Chairman's will be raising funds and awareness for his chosen charity, Meningitis Research. In addition to supporting Meningitis Research, he will be working with and supporting Youth United and two ex-service groups PTSD and SSAFFA in the coming year.

Supporting charities in 2015

During his first year in office, Cllr Bowater has helped raised over £13,000 for his chosen charities, Multiple Sclerosis in Bedfordshire and Diabetes UK.

Cllr Bowater will act as an ambassador for the council, representing the authority on civic visits, at ceremonial events, as well as raising funds and awareness for his chosen charities, Multiple Sclerosis in Bedfordshire and Diabetes UK.

Contact the Chairman

Tel: 0300 300 8510
Email: david.bowater@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Postal address:

Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House
Chicksands
Shefford
Bedfordshire
SG17 5TQ

Chairman’s PA

Ingrid Male
Chairman's PA
Legal and Democratic
Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House
Chicksands
Shefford
Bedfordshire
SG17 5TQ

Tel: 0300 300 5214
Email: ingrid.male@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Chairman’s charities

The Chairman's Charities for his term in office are Multiple Sclerosis in Bedfordshire and Diabetes UK.

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