Issued: November 8, 2017
Parish council elects new chairman
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1 - New North Weald Bassett Parish Council chairman Alan Buckley
2 - New North Weald Bassett Parish Council chairman Alan Buckley (right) and new vice-chairman councillor Brian Eldridge
Councillor Alan Buckley has been elected the new chairman of North Weald Bassett Parish Council.
Mr Buckley, who was previously vice-chairman, succeeds councillor Cyril Hawkins who died in September.
Mr Buckley, who has been a North Weald parish councillor since January 2013, said: "I am proud to have been elected as the new chairman and look forward to working with my fellow councillors, the council staff and the local community.
"Councillor Hawkins had been the mainstay of the council for many years - having also been its chairman continuously since 2006 - and he will certainly be a hard act to follow.
"He was dedicated to his council work, and in particular to the Thornwood ward."
Councillor Brian Eldridge has been elected as the new vice-chairman.