Worth flies the flag for South Holland in new county council executive

The new executive at Lincolnshire County Council.

The new executive at Lincolnshire County Council.

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Holbeach county councillor Nick Worth is the only South Holland member in the new executive named on Friday.

Coun Worth continues in running culture, heritage and libraries, with responsibility for steering through controversial reforms to library services in Lincolnshire.

Three executive members are from the Bourne and Deepings areas, including council leader Martin Hill of Folkingham Rural.

Coun Hill said: “The next few years will be some of the most challenging the council has faced, so it’s important we have the right team in place to lead us forward.

“All the members of the new executive are experienced councillors who have, time and again, proved their ability to take the tough decisions and do the right thing for residents.

“I’m confident that, together, we can continue the good work that has taken place over the last few years, protecting the services local people value the most.”

Coun William Webb, new chairman of Lincolnshire County Council.

Coun William Webb, new chairman of Lincolnshire County Council.

Other members of the executive include Market Deeping county councillor Peter Robinson, looking after fire and rescue, emergency planning and trading standards, and Coun Sue Woolley of Bourne Abbey with responsibility for community engagement and liaising with the NHS.

The ten-strong executive is backed up by nine support councillors, including Susan Wray of Donington Rural and Nigel Pepper of Crowland and Whaplode, while the new chairman of the council is William Webb of Holbeach Rural.

First elected to the council in 2001, Coun Webb oversaw Friday’s meeting and also act as the “First Citizen of Lincolnshire”, playing a key role in promoting the county.

All the members of the new executive are experienced councillors who have, time and again, proved their ability to take the tough decisions and do the right thing for residents.

Lincolnshire County Council leader Martin Hill of Folkingham Rural.