Chairman of the Council

Chairman - Cllr Lesley Butcher and Vice Chairman Cllr David Merrick

Chairman of the Council

The Chairman of the Council is the ‘First Citizen’ of the Rochford district.

As well as presiding over Council meetings and attending local events on behalf of Rochford District Council, the Chairman represents the district at functions organised by neighbouring Civic heads and other organisations which may benefit the district and its residents.

The Chairman of Rochford District Council for the period May 2017-May 2018 is Cllr Mrs Lesley Butcher.

The Chairman will be supported by the Vice Chairman - Cllr David Merrick.

If you would like to invite the Chairman to your local event, please complete a Chairman’s Engagement Form – available opposite in Related Content.