North Somerset Council chooses new chairman

PUBLISHED: 17:00 12 May 2018

Cllr Jolley receiving the chains of office from Cllr Blades.

Cllr Jolley receiving the chains of office from Cllr Blades.

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North Somerset Council's incoming chairman has promised to use his year in office to support the authority's looked-after children.

Councillor David Jolley, who lives in Kewstoke and represents Portishead, has replaced Cllr Chris Blades as chairman for the year ahead.

The chairman is a non-political role, and Cllr Jolley will oversee meetings and, along with his wife Sue, will represent the council at civic events.

Cllr Jolley said he is looking forward to meeting interesting people who contribute to North Somerset.

He added: “As chairman, I will also take the opportunity to shine a light on our corporate parent role and our disadvantaged youth.”

Cllr Jolley said he plans to work with a sailing organisation to give children the chance to experience being a crew-member on a yacht.

Another Portishead councillor, Reyna Knight, has been chosen as the vice chairman.

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