Councillor Netta Glover has been appointed as the new Chairman of Buckinghamshire County Council for 2018/19.
During her year in office Netta aims to showcase the best of Buckinghamshire as well as highlighting and drawing attention to the hard work that goes on behind the scenes both at the County Council and in the wider community to help look after our residents and keep Buckinghamshire thriving.
Netta said: ‘I’m most looking forward to getting out and about into our beautiful county and meeting all of the interesting people who are doing such great work in their fields of interest.‘
In her year in office Netta plans to support two local charities the SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, based locally in High Wycombe and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance. Explaining her reasons for choosing them Netta said: ‘I chose SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity because of the good work they do for those servicemen and women who have returned from overseas missions with often terrible physical and mental scars. SSAFA do some amazing work to help both them and their families. I would like to draw the public’s attention to just how much this organisation does to help the people to whom we owe so much.‘
Netta has been a County Councillor since 2009 and as a result has experience of the workings of the council across a wide range of areas including planning and environment and development control. She said: ‘One of the most enjoyable roles I have had was as Deputy Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment. I would never have thought that dealing with waste would be such a fascinating subject!‘
Netta takes over from Patricia Birchley and will be supported by Vice Chairman Brian Roberts.