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New Fire and Rescue Authority Vice Chair

07/06/2011

Cllr Len Bloomer was yesterday re-elected as the Fire and Rescue Authority Chairman, whilst Cllr Simon Tagg was elected as the new Vice Chairman.

‘’I’m delighted to be elected as Vice Chairman,  I take up this new role with the Authority at an important and challenging time, particularly with the the ongoing programme of new community fire stations across the County."

Cllr Simon Tagg 

Conservative Councillor Len Bloomer enters his third year as Chairman whilst Newcastle based Conservative Councillor Simon Tagg will take over as Vice Chairman from Cllr Ross Irving.

Cllr Len Bloomer said: “I’m honoured to be re-elected as Chairman of the Fire and Rescue Authority for a third year. I’m confident that we’re in a good position to rise to the challenges ahead and I look forward to another exciting year leading the Authority. I also look forward to working more closely with Cllr Simon Tagg who will take up the position of Vice Chairman.”

Cllr Simon Tagg who has represented Newcastle on the Authority since 2009 commented: ‘’I’m delighted to be elected as Vice Chairman,  I take up this new role with the Authority at an important and challenging time, particularly with the the ongoing programme of new community fire stations across the County."

Of the previous Fire and Rescue Authority 14 members remain and a total of 11 new members have been nominated by Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council. They are as follows:-
Staffordshire County Council Members (* denotes new members)
Mr R Barron *
Mrs E Bayliss *
Mr D Billson
Mr L W Bloomer (Chairman)
Mr P R Davies
Mr W D Day
Mrs J Eagland *
Mr R Easton
Mr P Jones
Mr I Lawson
Mr M Maryon *
Mr G Morrison
Mr J Oates
Mr S Povey
Mr R Reade
Mr R Roberts OBE
Mr J Rowley *
Mr S Tagg (Vice Chairman)
Mr J Wells
Stoke-on-Trent City Council members (all new members)
Mrs K Banks

Mr T Crowe

Mr A Dutton

Mr D Walker

Mr L Wanger

Mr A Wazir