The new chairman of South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) has said it is time to give something back to the community he is honoured to represent.
Councillor Roger Clarke was elected for the role at the council’s annual meeting last month, and will be supported by deputy chairman councillor Caryl Billingham.
He has chosen to support the Disability Inclusive Sports Club, which provides disabled children and adults access to a range of sports, and the PSP Association which supports people with degenerative brain condition.
He said: “I am proud of my county and the district I live in, and through my duties as chairman I plan to promote the whole of south Northamptonshire as best I can.
“The area has been confirmed as one of the top ten places to live in the country and with further job creation at Silverstone and Grange Park, the attraction will grow.
Councillor Clarke became a SNC member for Blakesley and Cote in 2010 and since then served as a member of the Towcester’s Moat Lane regeneration board, the Organisational and Change Committee and now sits on the budget and financial committee.
He is also a trustee for several charities and has been an active rotarian and parish councillor for 30 years.