North Devon Council appoints new Chairman

Posted on: 9 April 2018

A new Chairman was elected by North Devon Council at its annual council meeting last week (Wednesday 4 April).

Councillor John Moore was elected to serve as Chairman for the next 12 months, taking over the role from previous Chairman, Councillor Sue Croft. The new vice-Chairman is Councillor Frank Biederman.

Councillor Moore has been a South Molton Independent councillor at North Devon Council since May 2011. He also served as a district councillor from May 1987 to May 2007. Councillor Moore says: “I’m delighted to have been elected as Chairman after all these years. I appreciate the members’ confidence in giving me the appointment and I look forward to serving the district as Chairman.”

Councillor Frank Biederman says: “It’s a great honour to have been elected as vice-Chairman for the coming year and I look forward to supporting John in his chairmanship. I hope my appointment encourages more younger and working people to put themselves forward to be a councillor and represent their communities.”

Council vice -Chairman, Councillor Frank Biederman

As well as presiding over Full Council meetings, the Chairman represents the council at civic and ceremonial events and promotes the work of the council to the local communities it serves. For more information about your local councillor go to

2 comments on “North Devon Council appoints new Chairman

  1. Roy Morrish says:

    Why have the minutes of the meeting not been published? Was something discussed at this meeting which needs to be kept secret?

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