New Chairman and Vice-Chairman announced

Council Chairman Cllr Andrew Hagues (L) and Vice-Chairman Cllr Chris Goldson (R) pictured outside the Council chamber
Council Chairman Cllr Andrew Hagues (L) and Vice-Chairman Cllr Chris Goldson (R)

After three consecutive years of acting as consort and Vice-Chairman at North Kesteven District Council, Cllr Andrew Hagues has been handed the Chairman’s chains of office for its 50th anniversary year.

Resident of Leasingham for 45 years, one of the villages he represents as district Councillor, he is especially keen to use his year of office to support the entire District and its flourishing communities through representation, promotion, participation and attendance at events and functions.

This is his first period as Chairman of North Kesteven District Council after last year holding the Vice-Chairman’s position and before that supporting his wife Cllr Lucille Hagues in her two years as Chairman and Vice-Chairman. He has also been Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Lincolnshire County Council in recent years, where he has been a Member since retiring from work.

For 40 years he worked for Anglian Water, travelling and working all over the region, dealing with new developments to ensure that the water supply and drainage infrastructure was ready in time.

“I have lived in Lincolnshire since the age of 13 and have always felt the need to support my local area. To that end I am very pleased to be in a position to support the Lincolnshire Rural Support Network throughout my year as Chairman. Itself in its 25th year it is clear to me that it is a very worthwhile cause, carrying out excellent work within our rural communities, particularly with those working within agriculture and horticulture."

After 33 years on the District Council Cllr Chris Goldson – a former Leader and its longest serving Member – has been chosen to be Vice-Chairman to Cllr Hagues. He represents Skellingthorpe & Eagle.

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