New chairman for Uttlesford District Council

Councillor Stephanie Harris with Councillor Keith Artus

Councillor Stephanie Harris with Councillor Keith Artus - Credit: Archant

A new chairman for Uttlesford District Council was formally sworn in on Tuesday, May 26, taking the mantel from Councillor Keith Artus.

Councillor Stephanie Harris, representative for Flitch Green and Little Dunmow, received the chains of office at the council’s annual meeting.

Cllr Harris said: “It is a real honour to be appointed as chairman, and pleasing that women continue to be given the opportunity to shine in leading positions within the council.

“I am very much looking forward to representing the council and meeting people across Uttlesford during my civic year.”

She has already arranged to take part in a number of fundraisers to support her nominated charities, Cancer Research and the Down’s Syndrome Association, including the Race for Life and Shine Walk.

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“Both the charities are close to my heart and I am keen to do all I can to support them,” she added.

Cllr Artus, representative for the Broad Oak and the Hallingburys ward, was thanked for his services, during which time he raised over £1,000 for Help for Heroes and the British Heart Foundation.

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He was also presented with a past chairman’s medal.

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