New Cabinet for St Edmundsbury Borough Council
20th May 2015
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St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s new Cabinet was announced at the annual council meeting held at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds today.


The announcement was preceded by a ceremony to install Cllr Patrick Chung as the new Mayor of St Edmundsbury. Mrs Anna Chung is the new Mayoress. Cllr Julia Wakelam (Green Party) becomes Deputy Mayor. 


Cllr John Griffiths was re-elected as Leader of St Edmundsbury Borough Council. He said: “I am honoured to be able to carry on serving the people of St Edmundsbury. We are well-placed to face the considerable challenges ahead and will continue to focus on our strategic priorities of economic growth, housing and strong communities. I look forward to working with my fellow councillors and others, both here and across the county, to help further improve things here in West Suffolk.”

Cllr Sara Mildmay-White was re-elected as Deputy Leader.


Appointments to St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s Cabinet were announced. Changes have been made in portfolios, fine tuning alignment with the council’s three strategic priorities of economic growth, homes for communities and resilient families and communities. There are six Cabinet members:

  • Families and Communities portfolio, Cllr Robert Everitt
  • Housing portfolio, Cllr Sara Mildmay-White
  • Leisure and Culture portfolio, Cllr Jo Rayner
  • Operations portfolio, Cllr Peter Stevens
  • Planning and Growth portfolio, Cllr Alaric Pugh
  • Resources and Performance portfolio, Cllr Ian Houlder


Cllr Griffiths said: “I also want to take this opportunity to thank our retiring councillors for their service and dedication. They can take pride in their, and this council’s achievements to maintain and improve the quality of life and services for our communities, residents, businesses, voluntary groups and others, despite huge pressures on funding.”

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