Wyre Forest District Council has a new Chairman for 2019-20. Councillor Shazu Miah was elected to the post during the annual Council meeting on Wednesday 22 May 2019.
Councillor Shazu Miah takes over from outgoing Chairman, Councillor Stephen Williams.
The Chairman's chosen charities are Kidderminster & District Youth Trust, HELP and Stourport Cancer Research Committee.
The Chairman is the first citizen throughout the District and takes precedence over all others, except if Royalty, the Lord Lieutenant or the High Sheriff is present.
Whenever a representative of the District Council is required to officiate at a public function, it is appropriate for the Chairman to be invited. In his/her absence, the Vice-Chairman of the Council can attend.
The Chairman of the District Council takes precedence over the Town Mayors and Parish Council Chairmen.
If the event is organised by or on behalf of the District Council, or is hosted by them, the Chairman takes precedence over all other guests.
The Local Government Act 1972 provides that the Chairman 'shall have precedence in the District'. Accordingly the place to be reserved for the Chairman should be on the immediate right of the Chairman or person presiding at the function. The Chairman and consort should be met on arrival by the Chairman or person presiding at the function.