Friday, July 10, 2020

Cllr Simon Wootton has been appointed the new leader of Rochford District Council, following a meeting of Annual Council on Thursday July 9.

Cllr Wootton takes over from Cllr Mike Steptoe, who served as leader of Rochford District Council since May 2019 and remains ward councillor for Roche South.

Cllr Wootton said: “Thank you to Councillor Mike Steptoe, our previous Leader, who has given dedication and commitment to the position, and on behalf of the council, can I express our appreciation for what you have done.”

Cllr Wootton, who was formerly Portfolio Holder for Enterprise, is also ward member for Roche North and Rural.