A lead councillor for the rural economy has been added to Guildford Borough Council’s Tory led Executive.
Cllr Terence Patrick (Con, Send) will have a wide ranging portfolio to include: the rural economy and partnerships, rural sustainable development, countryside, parks and sport, rural arts, culture and heritage, rural visitor and leisure strategy and services, SANGs (Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space) and green belt protection.
In a press statement, council leader Stephen Mansbridge said: :
“Cllr Patrick will take on this important area of work to help us focus on the needs of our rural communities.
“We must do all we can to support the rural economy, which plays a leading role in the overall success of our borough. This new portfolio will also help us to work with our rural communities to address the challenges they face.”
The full Executive now comprises:
Cllr Stephen Mansbridge – leader of the council.
Cllr Nigel Manning – deputy leader and lead councillor for finance and asset management
Cllr Richard Billington – lead councillor for community safety and health
Cllr Sarah Creedy – lead councillor for housing and social welfare
Cllr Matt Furniss – lead councillor for transport, infrastructure and environment
Cllr Gordon Jackson – lead councillor for economic development
Cllr Murray Grubb Jnr – lead councillor for transformation
Cllr Paul Spooner – lead councillor for licensing and governance
Cllr Terence Patrick – lead councillor for the rural economy
For more information on councillors and their responsibilities, visit www.guildford.gov.uk/