Council Chair and Vice Chair

Chair and Vice Chair of Harlow Council for 2018-19

The Chair of the Council for 2018/19 is Councillor Maggie Hulcoop who represents the Harlow Common Ward.

The Vice Chair of the Council for 2018/19 is Councillor Clive Souter who represents the Sumners & Kingsmoor Ward.

The Chair is the ceremonial head of Harlow Council. The Chair plays an important civic role in engaging with the people of Harlow. This includes attending community events.

The Chair is elected each year at the annual Council meeting.  For the year of office, the Chair is politically neutral.

Chair's charities

The Chair’s chosen charities for 2018/19 are Streets2Homes and the Dolphin Children's Ward at Princess Alexandra Hospital.

  • Streets2Homes is a charity based in Harlow, Essex which seeks to reach out to and help homeless people. The charity provides a safe and friendly environment in which they can assist the homeless in a number of ways, including finding accommodation. The charity manages a day centre, which provides a place to access housing advice, social contact, training sessions, employment advice, health services, washing facilities, food, clothing, general guidance and support. They cannot do all the work themselves, but they have links with a wide range of agencies and organisations that they can contact to try to get the appropriate type of assistance to meet the needs of their clients.
  • Dolphin Ward is the children’s ward at Princess Alexandra Hospital. It provides care for children who require hospital treatment from the age of 0 to 16 years old. The charity supporting Dolphin Ward is there to help provide additional support to the ward in achieving an outstanding patient experience for all children and their families. The charity is currently fundraising to replace all of their parent beds from older ‘put up’ beds to more comfortable reclining bed chairs. This will at least provide the parent of their unwell child with a more comfortable stay, during what is already a very stressful situation.

Invite the Chair or Vice Chair to an event

If you want to invite the Chair or Vice Chair to an event, you need to complete the online form.

Invite the Chair and/or Vice Chair to an event form

Chair and Vice Chair events

Date Description
11 January

Princess Alexandra Hospital Ward Opening

14 January

Harlow Architectural Award Presentation

16 January

St Mark's School - Cadet Award Night

18 January

Essex County Council Chairman's Civic Reception

25 January

Mayor of Havering Civic Dinner

27 January Holocaust Memorial Day
30 January

Celebrate Harlow

31 January Basildon @70 Church Service


Chair's Office
Harlow Council
Civic Centre
The Water Gardens
CM20 1WG

Tel: 01279 446201