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Chairman of Mid Sussex District Council
The Chairman of the Council is the first citizen of the Mid Sussex District and the Office of Chairman is the most important civic appointment in the District.
By custom, it is usual for the Chairman to be accorded precedence in his/her own District over everyone except Her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family, or the Lord Lieutenant of the County when he/she is representing the Crown.
The Chairman is elected annually by their 53 fellow Councillors and serves for a period of 12 months during the civic year, which begins in May.
The current Chairman of Mid Sussex District Council is Councillor Colin Trumble
The Chairman attends various functions and events throughout the year.
Should you wish to invite the Chairman to attend an event, please contact Democratic Services with as much notice as possible:
If the Chairman is unavailable to attend, where possible, the Vice-Chairman will attend on their behalf.
The details below show the official engagements which the Chairman is currently scheduled to attend over the coming month.
- 03/09/2019 - North Sussex Branch of the NSPCC AGM (Vice Chairman)
- 11/09/2019 - Queens Award for Voluntary Service
- 15/09/2019 - Mayor of Crawley - Civic Service
- 15/09/2019 - Mayor of East Grinstead - Civic Service (1)
- 15/09/2019 - The Dedication of the Sir Archibald McIndoe Statue (Vice-Chairman)
- 18/09/2019 - West Sussex Scouts County AGM
- 22/09/2019 - High Sheriff Judges Service and Garden Party
- 28/09/2019 - Fit For Life Day
- 06/10/2019 - Horsham District Council Civic Choral Evensong
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Mrs Judith Trumble attended this event at Beech Hurst Gardens, hosted by the Mid Sussex Branch of Parkinsons UK.
The Pop Up shop is a collaboration with The Burnside Centre and is to showcase the students and young people's Enterprises to the local community as well as provide them with a week of work experience skills and experiences.
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Mrs Jennie Forbes will be attending the Spring concert at St Andrews Church, Burgess Hill.
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Mrs Jennie Forbes will be attending the Choral Society concert held in St Andrews Church.
The Vice-Chairman along with Councillors John Wilkinson and Anthony Watts Williams attended a very special tree planting ceremony in their Ward.
The actress Judy Parfitt, a Hurstpierpoint resident, planted an oak tree to mark the 150th birthday of St Lawrence School. The tree was provided by Hurst Society and replaced a long standing horse chestnut which had to be felled a few years ago.
The Vice Chairman, accompanied by his wife Mrs Judith Trumble attended a visit hosted by Amanda Hodge, Director of Housing and Care at Sussex Housing and Care.
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Mrs Jennie Forbes attended this event at St Swithuns Church, East Grinstead.
The Vice Chairman, accompanied by his wife Mrs Judith Trumble attended this event hosted by the Director and Staff of Family Support Work at Holy Trinity Church, Hurstpierpoint.
The Chairman accompanied by his wife, Mrs Jennie Forbes attended this event hosted by the Royal British Legion at The Ark, Turners Hill.
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife, Mrs Jennie Forbes attended this event jointly hosted by Mid Sussex District Council and Haywards Heath Town Council at Beech Hurst Gardens, Haywards Heath.
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Mrs Jennie Forbes attended this event at Christs Hospital School hosted by the Chairman of the SERFCA Reserved Forces and Cadets Association for the South East.
The Vice Chairman accompanied by his wife Mrs Judith Trumble attended this event at the Bradbury Meeting Hall, Lodhge Hill Centre. The AGM was hosted by the Chairman of Lodge Hill with a special tribute to Penny Hardwick OBE, JP, DL.
The Chairman hosted a charity fundraising concert in aid of his chosen charity - Sullivans Heroes. 'An Evening with Glen Miller and friends' with the ConChord Big Band was held at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath and raised a fantastic £3305 for the charity.
Vice Chairman of Mid Sussex District Council
The Vice-Chairman acts as deputy to the Chairman at Council meetings and also attends functions and events throughout the year.
The current Vice Chairman of Mid Sussex District Council is Councillor Margaret Belsey.