Chairman re-elected to serve a second term
Babergh District Council has agreed that Councillor Kathryn Grandon will remain Chairman of the Council for 2020/21.
Cllr Grandon was re-elected Chairman of Babergh District Council at the Annual Council meeting on 22 September; this will be her second term as Chairman of the Council.
Cllr Grandon was first elected to Babergh District Council in 2011 and served as Cabinet Member for Communications before being nominated as Chairman in May 2019. She is the Independent Member for Hadleigh South.
Cllr Kathryn Grandon, Babergh District Council’s new Chairman, said:
“I am so pleased to have the opportunity to serve a second term as Chairman of Babergh District Council. I have enjoyed meeting so many people and groups across the district during my extended civic year. I know that the year ahead will have some challenges, but I am looking forward to being able to represent my district once again, where our communities have come together to support one another in so many different ways.”
“I will continue to support the work of the Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance and additionally, the Hadleigh Scouts and Hadleigh Guides as my chosen charities. Unfortunately, due to the COVID restrictions, I had to cancel this year’s planned May Ball, so I will have to find other ways to support these three charities who have continued to be a lifeline for many during these extraordinary times, and it is important to ensure that as a community we support the work they do that effects so many people.”
Trevor Sheldrick, Chair of the Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance said:
“The Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance would like to congratulate Cllr. Grandon and are delighted that she has seen fit to continue her support.
“In these difficult times when funding opportunities are at an all-time low it is good to know we can count on such prominent involvement with our work, which has become even more crucial in preventing the devastating effects of loneliness and isolation that dementia can cause both to those suffering and the loved ones who care for them.
Keith Marsland, Chair of the Hadleigh Sea Scout Group said:
“We are delighted that Cllr Grandon has chosen to support the young people of Hadleigh in this way. More so, in current times, when our fundraising activities have been cancelled. All support will be greatly appreciated as next year we will be celebrating 100 years of Scouting in Hadleigh.”
Gloria Powell Guide and Brownie leader of the 5th Hadleigh St Mary’s Guides said:
“We are delighted that Kathryn has chosen us as one of her charities to support this year. Any monies we receive will be greatly appreciated and will be put to good use, supporting our activities and the equipment we needed to run the Units.
“Our congratulations to Kathryn on being elected as Chairman again this year - she is so committed to working for the Community.”