Broadland: Cllr Roger Foulger appointed as Chairman of the Council

Roger Foulger chairman of the council
Roger Foulger, Chairman of Broadland District Council

Cllr Shaun Vincent has been re-appointed as Leader of Broadland District Council. The Council is made up of 33 Conservative, 12 Liberal Democrat and two Labour members.

Cllr Vincent appointed his portfolio holders as follows: Policy, Cllr Shaun Vincent; Economic Development, Cllr Jo Copplestone; Environmental Excellence, Cllr Judy Leggett; Housing and Wellbeing, Cllr Fran Whymark; Planning, Cllr Sue Lawn; Finance, Cllr Trudy Mancini-Boyle; Transformation and Organisational Development, Cllr Jonathan Emsell.

Cllr Vincent said:

"It is a real privilege to be the leader of such a great council and it’s an honour to be re-elected

"The last year has been very challenging due to the COVID-19 pandemic and I am really proud of the way the council has responded and helped our communities.

“The council has an ambitious agenda for the coming year and while we continue to do all we can to support our local residents and businesses we will look forward and plan for a future that benefits everyone living in the district."

Cllr Roger Foulger was appointed Chairman after serving as Vice Chairman. He represents Drayton South and brings many years of experience to the role. His chosen charity for his year in office is the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

"It is a great pleasure and honour to have been elected as Chairman of the Council," 

said Cllr Foulger.

"I was first elected to the council in 2002 and since then I have served in several Cabinet posts including the Environment, Housing and Planning portfolios.

“I have a great interest in improving the lives of our residents, making sure that essential infrastructure is put in place while protecting our local environment.

"I am looking forward to representing Broadland District Council at community events and functions throughout the district once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

“I would like to thank Cllr Karen Vincent for her incredible service to the council as Chairman over the past two years."

Cllr Karen Vincent presented a cheque for £3,583 to Big C, which was her chosen charity during her chairmanship.

Published: 28 May 2021