Chair and Vice-Chair of Central Bedfordshire Council

Chair - Councillor Caroline Maudlin

Councillor Caroline Maudlin

At its Full Council meeting on Thursday, 12 January, Councillor Caroline Maudlin was elected as the new Chair of the Council. Councillor Neil Bunyan was elected as Vice-Chair.

Councillor Maudlin brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role, having previously been Chair of the Council from May 2013 to April 2015. She has also represented Sandy as a ward councillor since May 2011. As Chair, Councillor Maudlin will act as an ambassador for the Council, representing the Council on civic visits, at ceremonial events, as well as continuing to raise funds and awareness for Cllr Perham’s chosen charities, Kidsout and Leighton Linslade Cancer Support Group.

KidsOut provides disadvantaged children with exciting memories to cherish helping them remember what it is like to just be children.

Leighton Linslade Cancer Support Group offers a safe, comfortable environment where everyone understands the disease and our aim is to support and help you through difficult times.

The Chair’s role

The Chair is elected 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.

Contact the Chairman

Telephone: 0300 300 8544