New Chair to walk the district
18th June 2014
Walking, listening to businesses and community groups, raising cash for charity together with encouraging participation in sport and education are just some of the many activities in Cllr Chris Lloyd's plans for the coming year.
Chris was elected as Chairman of Three Rivers District Council last night (Tuesday 17 June) and will serve for a year in the non-political role.
Speaking after his election at Annual Council Chris said:
"I want to build relationships with organisations and individuals in the community who are not currently working with the Council. I will be walking right across the district, visiting schools and charities as I go. I will also be going 'walkabout' in town centres to talk and listen to businesses."
Chris intends to continue the Chairman's blog which was launched by the outgoing Chairman Les Mead and which received 14,000 hits in 12 months.
"I will aim to maintain the high standards and commitment of Les and continue the blog he has started to raise awareness of community work in the area."
Chris' other aims for the year include:
- To celebrate the work of volunteers.
- To visit and listen to residents' associations.
- To talk and listen to Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Hindu and other faith groups in the area.
- To support the interests of young people and the vulnerable including in apprenticeships and back-to-work schemes.
- To take part in charity fun runs.
- To hold a number of public events including charity fundraising events, a civic service and a reception to thank volunteers and community leaders in the district.
- To promote awareness of the Council and its work in the community.
Chris' marathon walk across the district will take place at the beginning of September. Any groups, businesses and individuals who would like to support Chris' walk, or provide sponsorship for his charities, can get in touch with Chris here...
Cllr Eric Bishop was elected Vice Chairman on Tuesday and he will be attending community initiatives and supporting Chris throughout the year. Eric is a Ward Councillor for Carpenders Park.
About Chris Lloyd
Councillor Lloyd, Ward Councillor for Croxley Durrants Ward, was born in Watford, grew up in Three Rivers and attended Rickmansworth School and Bristol University. Councillor Lloyd works in Hertfordshire as an IT Project Manager. The new Chairman's interests include being Chair of Governors of Little Green Junior School, playing Badminton, walking, swimming and fun running. Councillor Lloyd is a Watford FC and Saracens fan, a member of Croxley Green Baptist Church and an active figure in the local community. He Represented Croxley Green Central 91 - 99, Croxley Green North 2003 - 2014. He serves on the planning and leisure committees. Chris previously served as Chairman for Three Rivers District Council in 2008/9.
About Watford and Three Rivers Mencap
Watford Mencap is a local independent charity for people with learning disabilities and their parents and carers living in South West Hertfordshire. www.watfordmencap.org.uk/
About Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre
The Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre is based at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in Northwood. It provides support and information for people affected by cancer. More information at http://www.ljmc.org/
About the CAB
Citizens Advice Service in Three Rivers provides information and advice to all residents of Three Rivers. They provide a safety net to support the most vulnerable in our community, who simply have no one else to turn to, as well as helping any member of the public resolve any issue they may have. They provide free, confidential, independent and impartial advice and so are open to all.