Council Chair and Vice Chair

Chair and Vice Chair of Harlow Council for 2018-19

The Chair of the Council for 2019 to 2020 is Councillor Clive Souter who represents the Sumners and Kingsmoor Ward. 

The Vice Chair of the Council for 2019 to 2020 is Councillor Maggie Hulcoop who represents the Harlow Common 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 2019 to 2020 are Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust and Livewire

  • Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust support innovation in patient care. Whether it's treatment for an emergency, acute condition, pregnancy or long term illness, they believe that every patient deserves the highest quality of care available. They raise funds for cutting edge technology, additional specialist staff, environmental enhancements and extra comforts for patients. Clive, in particular, is raising money for the Renal Unit.
  • Livewire has been established since 2001, providing free access to performing arts for the young people of Harlow and surrounding towns.  They currently work with almost 100 young people from the town aged from 11 upwards hosting a wide range of theatre workshops including Drama, Dance, Music and Mindfulness classes. The Livewire Trust believes that with a supportive environment all young people can succeed.

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

Invite the Chair or Vice Chair to an event form

Chair and Vice Chair events

Date           Description
3 October

Heart 4 Harlow Awards

5 October

Black History Month

6 October

Waltham Abbey Civic Service

12 October

Last Night of the Proms

13 October

High Sheriff Justice Service

13 October Harlow Architectural Awards
14 October Braintree Harvest Festival
14 October Licensing of Revd Darren Lee McIndoe
15 October Chelmsford Civic Lunch
16 October Action for Family Carers ​AGM 
19 October

Castle Point Charity Quiz

26 October The Welcome Revolution Tea Party
26 October The Welcome Revolution Performance
27 October Harlow Civic Service
28 October Epping Forest Chairman’s Charity Night
30 October Active Harlow Awards


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

Tel: 01279 446201