Chairman of the council

Chairman of the Council - Councillor Gerry Crisp

 Councillor Gerry Crisp was elected as Chairman of Hart District Council at the Annual Meeting on 25 May 2017.

The Chairman is the First Citizen of the District and as such takes precedence over all citizens. The only exception to this rule is when Royalty or the Lord Lieutenant visit the District. 

Local authorities that have been granted Borough status by the Crown have no more powers than District Councils, but the Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of Borough Councils have the right to be styled "Mayor" and "Deputy Mayor".

The Chairman represents the District at all civic ceremonial events. He will wear his Chain and Badge of Office but for a large majority of the functions he attends he wears his Badge of Office on a ribbon. It is the Badge that is the symbol of his authority.

The Chairman also chairs full meetings of the Council in accordance with Standing Orders and conducts the meeting in a fair and impartial manner. He is formally appointed to the Office at the first meeting of the Council in the Municipal Year. As Chairman, he cannot be a Member of the Cabinet, although he may be a Member of any of the Council's committees or policy and review panels but only in his capacity as an ordinary Member of the Council.

The Chairman welcomes invitations to attend events held by local organisations such as

•  Schools
•  Businesses

Due to demand it may not be possible for the Chairman to attend every event to which he is invited.

We will contact you within one week should the Chairman be available to attend your event.

Please contact the Chairman's Secretary on 01252 774143 if you wish to invite the Chairman to your event.

Chairman's Charities

Cllr Gerry Crisp, Chairman of Hart District Council, has launched his ‘Heart of Hart’ campaign and announced his 8 chosen charities for his civic year.

The campaign aims to represent one charity from 8 towns and villages across the district and consists of the following:

  • Aerobility from Yateley
  • First responders from Fleet & Church Crookham
  • Home-Start from Hawley & Blackwater
  • Inclusion from Hook
  • Phoenix from Fleet
  • Riding for Disabled from Heckfield
  • Rosefield Day Centre from Odiham
  • Vision 4 Youth from Eversley, Darby Green and Yateley

Speaking about the campaign, Cllr Crisp said: “I have chosen these charities based on them being local and their clients being of vulnerable disposition. They have formed my 'Heart of Hart' charity campaign and I look forward to raising funds for these well-deserving charities through my civic year."

Fundraising Events

If you have any ideas for an event to raise money for the Chairman's charity, please contact the Chairman's Secretary on 01252 774143.

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