Prior to the meeting, the Commissioners stood in silence as a mark of respect for the Commissioners’ former Clerk, Mr David Noble OBE, who died on the 20th December 2019.

The Commissioners set a rate of 40.0p in the £.

Messrs John Heading and Robert Sears were re-appointed Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.

The Finance Committee comprising Mrs A J Langley, Councillors C J Crofts and W Sutton, Messrs J E Heading, P Jolley and R M C Sears were appointed.

Prior to the meeting, Members stood in silence as a mark of respect for the Board’s former District Foreman, Mr Graham Nunn, who died on the 8th September 2019 and the Board’s former Chairman, Mr John Hartley, who died on the 3rd November 2019.

The Chairman welcomed Councillors Stephen Calton and Colin Rose (local authority appointees) who were attending their first meeting of the Board.

 

It was resolved to invite Mick George Ltd to nominate a representative for membership of the Board.

A rate of 12.0p was raised.

 

Prior to the meeting, Members stood in silence as a mark of respect for Mr Stephen Halden who died on the 4th December 2019.

Prior to the meeting Members undertook an inspection of the District which included visits to High Fen, Puddock, Westmoor and Washways Pumping Stations, Water Control Structures on Fenton Lode at Points 11 & 189 and Washways discharge channel at Point 6.

Mr Mark England was appointed Chairman following the resignation of Mr James German. It was reported that Mr German had served as Chairman since November 2016. The Middle Level Commissioners were re-appointed as Clerk. The Finance Committee comprising The Lord De Ramsey, D D Brown, D W England, M P England, J German, D R Stokes and H W Whittome were re-appointed.

Messrs M E Heading and J L Brown were re-appointed Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively of the Commissioners.

The Chairman welcomed Messrs Jonathan and William Dennis who were attending their first meeting as Commissioners.

The Chairman welcomed Councillor Billy Rackley (local authority appointee) who was attending his first meeting of the Board.

Messrs S C P Ayers and M G Day were re-appointed Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.

A rate of 26p in the £ was set.

Messrs David Caton and Andrew Roberts were re-appointed Chairman, and Vice Chairman respectively.

Mr Cedric Armstrong was re-appointed District Officer.   The Middle Level Commissioners were re-appointed as Clerk.