A NEW chairman has been elected for Arun District Council.
Cllr Alan Gammon received the chain of office from the outgoing chairman, Cllr Jacky Pendleton, at the council’s annual meeting.
His vice-chairman for the coming year will be Cllr Pat Dillon (C, Pevensey).
Cllr Gammon (C, Brookfield) announced at his reception after the meeting that his chosen charity would be Shopmobility in Bognor Regis and Littlehampton. A raffle at the reception saw him £400 for the good causes for his initial fundraising.
He is a trustee of the Littlehampton scheme and has a wealth of council experience around the town. This has included two stints as the town mayor.
He said: “I’m looking forward to my year as chairman, representing this district at a variety of events and meetings as a civic ambassador, raising funds and awareness for Shopmobility and also to be a fair chairman of council meetings and matters.”
His successor, Cllr Mrs Pendleton followed handing over the chain of office with the presentation of funds to her charities from her year in office.
Her hard work enabled nearly £4,000 to be handed to Home Start Arun and ChallengeU. The tireless efforts she has made included a zip wire challenge, a civic service at Arundel Cathedral and a masquerade ball.
She said: “It has been an absolute privilege to serve the Arun district as chairman this past year.
“I have been honoured to attend some fantastic events and meet so many new and interesting people. Raising money for my chosen charities has been wonderful.”