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Chairman general information

The chairman is the ceremonial head of the council. As a serving district councillor they must remain politically impartial and cannot be a member of the executive.

Cllr Chris Heath is the elected Chairman for 2016/17 and will serve a one year term of office.

The Chairman's ceremonial duties include:

  • being the politically impartial civic leader of Cherwell 
  • promoting the objectives and services of the district council 
  • acting as an ambassador for the district council 
  • fostering community identity and pride. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • presiding over meetings of the full council 
  • accepting invitations on behalf of the district council to attend events 
  • inviting individuals and representatives of key organisations to events at Bodicote House and other venues. 


The Vice Chairman for the year 2016/2017 is Cllr Maurice Billington. 

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