The Chairman

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.

Current Chairman

Chairman - Councillor Colin Trumble

The current Chairman of Mid Sussex District Council is Councillor Colin Trumble

Chairman's events

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:

Tel: 01444-477225
Online: Chairman's Engagement Form

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.

Upcoming Events

  • 19/06/2019 - Crawley College’s Annual Engineering and Construction Awards
  • 20/06/2019 - Opening of Age UK East Grinstead & District’s New Community Hub
  • 24/06/2019 - Lodge Hill AGM
  • 27/06/2019 - Villages at War
  • 03/07/2019 - Opening of the Mid Sussex Parkinson’s UK Community Garden.
  • 07/07/2019 - East Grinstead Town Mayor Charity Music Quiz (Vice Chairman)
  • 20/07/2019 - Bluebell Railway Steamworks
  • 29/06/2019 - West Sussex Armed Forces Weekend Drumhead Service (Vice Chairman)
  • 25/07/2019 - Kangafest (Vice Chairman)

Past Events

Chairman's charity

The Chairman’s nominated charity will be confirmed at the Council meeting in June 2019.

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.

Vice Chairman - Councillor Margaret Belsey

The current Vice Chairman of Mid Sussex District Council is Councillor Margaret Belsey.

Last updated: 28 May 2019