Councillor John Kennett was elected as Chairman of Hart District Council at the Annual Meeting on 21 May 2020.
Apart from chairing all full meetings of the Council, the Chairman represents the District at all civic ceremonial events and wears the official Chain and Badge of Office as the symbol of authority. Subject to any future COVID-19 restrictions, if you represent a school, business or local organisation and would like John to attend an event, please contact the Chairman’s Secretary on 01252 774143. Due to demand, we cannot guarantee his attendance at all events but we will contact you within a week if he is able to attend.
Announcing John's appointment as Chairman, the Leader of the Council, Councillor David Neighbour said:
“I am delighted to welcome John as Chairman and look forward to working with him over the next year. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank the Ex-Chairman, Councillor Sharyn Wheale for all her efforts over the past year in representing the District and chairing our meetings. On behalf of all District Councillors I wish her the very best for the future.”
During the Civic year every Chairman also raises money for their selected charities. Further details on John’s chosen charities will be announced shortly.