Chairman of the Council
Find out more about the civic functions of the Council.
Role and Function of the Chairman
The Council elects the Chairman and Vice-Chairman annually.
Principles duties and responsibilities are:-
- To preside over meetings of the Council so that its business can be carried out efficiently and with regard to the rights of Councillors and the interests of the community;
- To ensure that the Council meeting is a forum for the debate of matters of concern to the local community;
- To attend civic and ceremonial functions as ambassador for and on behalf of the Council, particularly those involving local organisations and events within the district; and
- Wherever possible, to promote public involvement in the Council's activities.
Councillor Ray Wootten was appointed as Vice-Chairman of South Kesteven District Council at the annual meeting held on 17 April 2014. This appointment will run until May 2015.
Councillor Wootten represents St Wulfram's Ward in Grantham. He is also a member of Lincolnshire County Council.