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
3 March

Harlow Islamic Open Day

3 March

Essex County Council Civic Service

3 March

Jack Petchey Awards

6 March

High Sheriffs Awards

8 March Rochford District Council Civic Dinner
9 March

Hertford Civic Dinner

14 March YCT Cake Judging at Alcohol and Drugs Advisory Service (ADAS)
15 March Uttlesford District Council Civic Dinner
17 March Havering Civic Service
20 March Harlow Crucial Crew
22 March Harlow Civic Dinner and Dance
22 March Great British Spring Clean
24 March Broxbourne Civic Service
24 March Waltham Abbey Civic Service
28 March Chairman's Charity Concert
29 March Southend Civic Dinner
30 March Mayor's Charity Concert
30 March Essex Army Cadets Presentation and Parade
30 March Sawbridgeworth Civic Dinner


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

Tel: 01279 446201