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New Chairman of West Berkshire Council elected

Councillor Billy Drummond takes on the role of Chairman for 2024/25

Posted by: Communications team on 10 May 2024 08:00
Councillor Billy Drummond

Councillor Billy Drummond will be Chairman of West Berkshire Chairman for the coming year.

The Chairman is the formal representative of West Berkshire Council and as well as presiding over Council meetings they also officiate at civic functions and also welcomes distinguished visitors of national and international significance on behalf of the district.

Billy Drummond was elected at West Berkshire Council's Annual Meeting yesterday evening. He will be supported in the role by Councillor Tony Vickers who has been elected Vice Chairman.

Speaking about his election, Councillor Drummond said:

"I regard it as a great honour and appreciate the trust that all Councillors have put in me, and I also promise to represent and promote West Berkshire Council as proactively as possible, telling everyone what a great place West Berkshire is to live and work."

Councillor Billy Drummond replaces the outgoing Chairman, Councillor Jeremy Cottam.

As the official representative of West Berkshire Council, the Chairman often receives invitations to attend civic, community and charitable events and other official ceremonies such as openings. If you would like the Chairman to attend one of your events, please email  

You can watch Councillor Drummond being elected at the Annual Council meeting yesterday in the video below.

Last modified: 10 May 2024 08:38

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