Selby Council Welcomes New Chairman and Vice Chairman

During the annual council meeting on Tuesday, May 15th, Sherburn Resident, Cllr David Buckle was appointed as the new Chairman of the Selby District Council.

Formerly Vice Chairman of the Selby District Council, Cllr Buckle has succeeded to the position previously held by Cllr Judith Chilvers.

In addition to Cllr David Buckle’s new role, Cllr Debbie White has also been appointed the position of Vice Chairman of the Selby District Council.

Each year the Council’s chairman supports a number of local charities.  Over the past twelve months, Cllr Chilvers has been able to raise over £6,800 through her work raising funds for Selby Young Carers and Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Cllr Buckle has confirmed he will be actively raising funds during his year in office for Save the Children and Peter Pan Nursery, located in Sherburn in Elmet.

Cllr David Buckle commented,

To wear the chains of office is a real privilege and one that I’m looking forward to immensely. I hope to be able to use my time as Chairman to offer support to my chosen charities, as well as helping to raise the profile of the Selby district.

Cllr Buckle worked in the Selby town centre for over 40 years and will be the first chairman to be elected from Sherburn in Elmet in over 28 years.

The role of Council chairman is mostly ceremonial, with the post-holder stepping back from day-to-day political work.  Cllr Buckle will represent the Council at a range of events and activities, as well as presiding over full council meetings.  His consort for the year will be his wife, Susan Buckle.