Leighton councillor to continue as chair of Central Beds

Cllr David Bowater with Cllr Fiona Chapman PNL-150506-125037001
Cllr David Bowater with Cllr Fiona Chapman PNL-150506-125037001

Leighton Buzzard councillor David Bowater will continue in his role as chairman of Central Bedfordshire Council for the next 12 months.

Councillor Bowater was re-elected at the annual council meeting, which took place on Thursday (May 19). Cllr Fiona Chapman was also re-elected as Vice Chairman.

During his first year in office, Cllr Bowater has helped raised over £13,000 and awareness for his chosen charities, Multiple Sclerosis in Bedfordshire and Diabetes UK.

Cllr Bowater will continue to act as an ambassador for the council, representing the authority on civic visits, at ceremonial events, as well as raising funds and awareness for his chosen charity, Meningitis Research.

After his appointment to continue in the role of Chairman, Cllr Bowater said: “I’m grateful to be given another opportunity to represent the council again in this way. I will continue to devote my time to meeting many residents, local organisations and businesses and also to my charitable work.

“In addition to supporting Meningitis Research, I shall also be working with and supporting Youth United and two ex-service groups PTSD [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder] and SSAFFA [Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association] in the coming year.