Recent changes at Bromsgrove District Council in May, saw Coun Helen Jones take the chain from Coun Caroline Spencer and Malcolm Glass was voted in as the next vice chairman.
Coun Jones, whose victory coincides with her ninth anniversary at the council, said: “A lot of plans are already in the pipeline. I’m feeling ready to take on the challenge.”
Every chairman is asked to nominate a charity of their choice. Coun Jones said: “I have a soft spot for children with autism so I have nominated Sunfield Children’s Home. There are little things they need which would make a huge difference to their lives.”
Georgina Forrest, Partnership Development Manager at Sunfield, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be nominated as the chosen charity. We are very proud of the work that we do, but we feel we can do more to get ourselves on the map. It’s great more people locally are going to find out about the work that our staff do.”