Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Central Bedfordshire Council

Chairman of Central Bedfordshire Council - Councillor Brian Saunders

Councillor Brian SaundersCouncillor Brian Saunders is Chairman of Central Bedfordshire Council and ward councillor for Stotfold and Langford.

Councillor Brian Saunders

He was elected at the Council's Annual General Meeting (Thursday, 16 May 2019).

Councillor Brian Saunders will act as an ambassador for the council, representing the authority on civic visits and 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 will be raising funds and awareness for his chosen charity, The NEED Project. Their aim is to relieve those in Central Bedfordshire and the surrounding area that are in poverty or financial hardship, for example, by providing food packages to support individuals and families who are experiencing food deprivation and provide support to alleviate financial hardship.

Contact the Chairman

Telephone: 0300 300 8547 
Emailbrian.saunders@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk