Cabinet restructure supports economic growth
The structure of the Council's Cabinet has been changed to place an even greater focus on supporting economic growth.
A new Finance and Performance Cabinet position has been created to allow the Cabinet Member for Economic Growth to spend more time developing the local economy. The Cabinet now comprises the Leader and six portfolio holders and Councillor Judy Llewellyn-Burke has taken on the new role of Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance.
The new structure will enable Councillor Ash-Edwards to dedicate more time, and focus more council resources, on helping the Mid Sussex economy thrive. The next 5-10 years are going to be a really important period of growth for Mid Sussex. It is essential that we secure the right level of infrastructure funding to accompany this new development and our new Cabinet structure will enable us to spend more time lobbying national Government for extra money that will ensure all future growth is sustainable.
The Cabinet is now as follows: Leader - Councillor Garry Wall
Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Growth - Councillor Jonathan Ash-Edwards
Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance - Councillor Judy Llewellyn-Burke
Cabinet Member for Service Delivery - Councillor Gary Marsh
Cabinet Member for Customer Services - Councillor Mandy Thomas-Atkin
Cabinet Member for Community - Councillor Norman Webster
Cabinet Member for Housing & Planning - Councillor Andrew MacNaughton
Councillor Bruce Forbes has been re-elected as Chairman and will hold the position for the next 12 months, during the civic year that runs until next May. Councillor Colin Trumble has been elected as the new Vice-Chairman.
Please find below a list of all Council meetings coming up. All meetings take place in the Council Chamber at Oaklands in Haywards Heath unless otherwise stated.
Meeting agendas and papers should be available online five working days before the meeting at the following locations:
5 July - Planning Committee B (19:00)
9 July - Cabinet (16:00)
11 July - Scrutiny Committee for Customer Services and Service Delivery (19:00)
12 July - District Planning Committee (14:00)
19 July - Planning Committee A (19:00)
24 July - Audit Committee (19:00)
25 July - Council (19:00)
26 July - Licensing Sub-Committee A (18:00)
Full details of future meetings can be found at http://mid-sussex.cmis.uk.com/mid-sussex/CouncilandCommittees.aspx
Visits of the Chairman
The Chairman of the Council represents the organisation in a non-political role at functions and engagements. The Chairman is elected annually by his 53 fellow Councillors and serves for a period of 12 months during the civic year, which begins in May.
Below is a selection of events attended by The Chairman of the Council, Cllr Bruce Forbes and the Vice Chairman of the Council, Cllr Phillip Coote from March to May 2018.
Tuesday, 6 March
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife, Mrs Jennie Forbes attended the Business Reception and West Sussex Apprentice Graduation Ceremony where he presented awards to the Graduands. The event was held at Chichester Cathedral.
Sunday, 11 March
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife, Mrs Jennie Forbes attended a concert by the ConChord Big Band, held at Chequer Mead Theatre to raise funds for Age UK.
Wednesday, 14 March
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife, Mrs Jennie Forbes attended the twentieth annual Jim Green Challenge held at and hosted by the South of England Showground, Ardingly.
Friday, 23 March
The Chairman attended the inaugural Mid Sussex STEM Challenge Awards Ceremony held in the Council Chamber of Mid Sussex District Council in association with the Haywards Heath Town Team.
Picture shows: The participating teams including the winning team ‘Cycling Five’ from Oathall Community College
Tuesday, 27 March
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife, Mrs Jennie Forbes attended an exhibition ‘Stories from the surgeon’s table - Exploring the Queen Victoria Hospital Archive’ held at the Records Office, Chichester.
Friday, 20 April
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife, Mrs Jennie Forbes attended an exhibition ‘Leading the treatment of burns from World War II to today’ held at Meridian Hall, East Grinstead.
Wednesday, 25 April
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife, Mrs Jennie Forbes attended the Young Enterprise Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex Company of the Year Competition at Chequer Mead Theatre, East Grinstead and presented the awards to the competition winners MANTRA Apparel from the College of Richard Collyer.
Saturday, 28 April
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife, Mrs Jennie Forbes attended a Celebration for Parkinson’s event at St Johns Church, Burgess Hill hosted by a Support Group for Parkinson’s.
Friday, 4 May
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife, Mrs Jennie Forbes attended the East Grinstead Mayor’s Charity Dinner Dance at the Crowne Plaza, Felbridge.
Saturday, 5 May
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife, Mrs Jennie Forbes attended the East Grinstead leg of the Mid Sussex Marathon, starting at East Grinstead Rugby Club, where he initiated the race and gave awards to those who completed it.
Sunday, 6 May
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife, Mrs Jennie Forbes attended the Haywards Heath leg of the Mid Sussex Marathon, starting at Victoria Park, where he initiated the race and gave awards to those who completed it.
Monday, 7 May
The Vice-Chairman attended the Burgess Hill leg of the Mid Sussex Marathon and presented awards to those who completed the race.