The Chairman of the Council is the Council’s civic head and is the first citizen of the District.
The Chairman takes precedence within the District over everyone except Her Majesty the Queen or her representative (usually the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Hampshire). As the Council’s civic head, the Chairman welcomes members of the Royal Family when they visit the District, receives dignitaries and other visitors, hosts civic functions and attends numerous local events, large and small.
In May 2012 I was elected Chairman of New Forest District Council. I enjoyed a wonderful year meeting so very many delightful people. On this tab you will find photos and snippets of information that I would like to share with you about many of my engagements from 2012-2013.