Eileen Lintill, councillor for Petworth, is the new Leader of the council, with Susan Taylor, councillor for The Witterings, taking the role of Deputy Leader and Cabinet Holder for Planning.

Elizabeth Hamilton, councillor for The Witterings, remains as the Chairman of the council, and Clare Apel, councillor for Chichester West, has taken the role of Vice-Chairman.

Cllr Eileen Lintill, Leader of Chichester District Council and councillor for Petworth, says:

"I am delighted to have been elected Leader of the council and I am looking forward to working closely with the cabinet, councillors and officers to meet the challenges ahead.  

"Our aim is to work closely with all of the other political parties to achieve the best possible outcomes for our communities. You can be sure that we will continue to manage your money wisely and deliver high performance at the lowest possible cost.

"It is also important that we encourage a strong local economy and work closely with our local businesses to support their success and expansion.

"You can be assured that we will strive to do our very best for our wonderful district."

Susan Taylor, councillor for The Witterings, has been made Deputy Leader and is Cabinet Member for Planning. She has responsibility for development management; conservation and design; building control; planning enforcement; planning policy and the Local Plan; the Community Infrastructure Levy and Neighbourhood Planning.

Tony Dignum, councillor for Chichester North, has taken the role of Cabinet Member for Finance, Growth, Place and Regeneration, and is responsible for financial services; audit; corporate health and safety; business continuity; economic development; building services; car parks; public conveniences; City and town co-ordination; Southern Gateway; Chichester Vision and estates.

Penny Plant, councillor for Bosham, is now Cabinet Member for the Environment and Chichester Contract Services. She is responsible for: waste, cleansing and recycling services; grounds maintenance; cemeteries; parks and open spaces; vehicle workshops and MOTs; environmental strategy; coastal protection and foreshores; air quality; building control; dog control; and noise pollution.

Peter Wilding, councillor for Fernhurst, has been made Cabinet Member for Housing, Revenues and Benefits. He is now responsible for customer services; housing options; private sector housing and housing enabling; homelessness; temporary accommodation; revenues, business rates and benefits.

Roy Briscoe, councillor for Westbourne, is the new Cabinet Member for Community Services and Culture. He has responsibility for health protection; emergency planning; public health; community engagement; family intervention and safeguarding; partnerships; community safety and CCTV; Choose Work; Overview and Scrutiny Committee; leisure and sports development; health and wellbeing; The Novium Museum and TIC; foreshores; grants; and the voluntary sector.

Norma Graves, councillor for Fernhurst, is now Cabinet Member for Corporate Services, Communications, Licensing and Events. She is responsible for licensing, as well as all of the council's support services, including electoral services; land charges; facilities; business improvement; member services; legal, corporate policy; ICT; communications; and HR.

The district and parish elections took place on 2 May 2019. Thirty six councillors were elected to the district council. Of these, 18 are Conservative, 11 are Liberal Democrat, two are Labour, two are Green; two represent the Local Alliance and one is an Independent councillor. See the full details of all of the district councillors elected.

Date of release: 21 May 2019

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