Final Cabinet announced for Buckinghamshire County Council
Before the new Council starts next year it's still business as usual for the County Council and the four District Councils.
As part of that, Buckinghamshire County Council Leader Martin Tett recently announced his final Cabinet - the senior councillors who will lead the County Council in these final few months
Anita Cranmer (Beaconsfield) (pictured right) succeeds Mike Appleyard overseeing the Education and Skills portfolio, while Gareth Williams (Amersham and Chesham Bois) (pictured below) succeeds Noel Brown looking after the Community Engagement and Public Health portfolio.
Mike Appleyard (The Wooburns, Bourne End and Hedsor) will be joining the County Council's Health and Social Care Select Committee, and Noel (Chess Valley) will be supporting Gareth Williams as Deputy Cabinet Member.
Other new Deputy Cabinet appointments include Ralph Bagge (Stoke Poges and Wexham) in the Resources portfolio, Arif Hussain (Terriers and Amersham Hill) in the Education and Skills portfolio and, fresh from her Chairmanship, Netta Glover (Wing) becomes Deputy Cabinet Member for Children's Services.
Leader Martin Tett said: "It's fantastic to announce a strengthened Cabinet for the year ahead, to help lead the County Council into its 131st and final year, and put us in a strong position for the new Buckinghamshire Council in 2020. I pay tribute to both Mike Appleyard and Noel Brown for their excellent contributions over the years."
Anita Cranmer said she counted it a privilege and delight to join the Cabinet's Education and Skills portfolio. "I will work to achieve the vision for our county of excellent outcomes for everyone in our education system," she said.
Gareth Williams said: "I'm really delighted and honoured to take the challenge of improving public health and engaging with our communities in the lead-up to a new unitary council."
Brian Roberts has taken the helm as the final new Chairman of Buckinghamshire County Council.
Find out more about the Cabinet and the work it does here
Find out more about the new Chairman here