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.

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Chair and Vice Chair events

Date           Description
4 June

Accuro Day - Tocher House, Bishop's Stortford

5 June

National Volunteers Week - Harlow Playhouse

6 June

D-Day Commemoration - Harlow Council

Big Clean Up 'Thank you' - Harlow Council Chamber

8 June

Eid Festival - Harlow Islamic Centre

Gibberd Ward Garden Fete - Princess Alexandra Hospital

15 June

Capel Manor College and Gardens - Enfield

Multicultural Food Day - Great Parndon Community Hall

20 June

Jack Petchey Foundation Presentation Evening - Harlow Playhouse

23 June Bishop's Stortford Town Council Civic Service - Holy Trinity Church, Bishop's Stortford
24 June Basildon Borough Council Annual Civic Service - Civic Church of St Martins of Tours, Basildon
29 June 16 Air Assault Brigade and Colchester Garrison Show - Colchester
30 June Harlow Carnival


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

Tel: 01279 446201