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.

Messrs Jonathan and William Dennis were appointed as Commissioners.

The Chairman welcomed Mr 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.

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

 

A rate of  20p in the £ was set.

Mr Jim Clarke resigned as District Officer of the Southern end of the District after 40 years’ service.    It was resolved that Mr Ben Wales be appointed to take over this area.

 

A rate of 9.0p in the £ was set.

Messrs Andrew Roberts and Matthew Smith were re-appointed Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.

Mr Jason Edwards was re-appointed District Officer.   The Middle Level Commissioners were re-appointed as Clerk.

The Commissioners set a rate of 15.00p in the £.

Mr Daniel West and Miss Emma Alterton were re-appointed Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.

A rate of 16.70p in the £ was set.

The Chairman welcomed Mr Guy Wakeham and Mr Bob Wicks (local authority appointee) who were attending their first meeting of the Board.

It was resolved to appoint Mr Edward Jackson to fill the vacancy on the Board.

The following rates were set:-

Area 1 – 7.40p in the £,   Area 2 – 21.00p in the £.