District council chairman

Councillor Andrew ConnellAt the annual council meeting on 16 May 2019, Council elected Councillor Andrew Connell as Chairman of Eden District Council.

Role of the Chairman

The main role of the Chairman is to act as the non-political, civic and ceremonial head of the District of Eden. The role of the Chairman also includes:

  • Chairing meetings of the Council;
  • Communication with private and voluntary sector organisations across the District;
  • Acting as official host to visitors to the District;
  • To represent the District at ceremonial events;
  • To promote public involvement in the Council's activities.

Invitations to the Chairman

The Chairman welcomes invitations to attend events in the District. The Chairman deals with invitations strictly in order of receipt. The Chairman likes to be well briefed about any function he is attending, therefore, it is best that you provide as much information as possible. On some occasions it may not be possible for the Chairman to attend. Should this be the case, the Vice-Chairman will deputise for the Chairman where possible.

Chairman's engagements

List of the Chairman's engagements 2020 and 2019
Date Function
13 March 2020 Mayor of Allerdale's Civic Dinner (Vice-Chair attending)
28 February 2020 Preview of the Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition 2020
17 January 2020 Cumbria Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs' Annual General Meeting (Vice-Chair attending)
16 December 2019 Chairman's Carol Service
28 November 2019 University of Cumbria Degree and Award Ceremony
26 October 2019 Winter Droving VIP celebration event, Penrith (Vice-Chair attending)
15 October 2019 Erasmus + Celebration Evening - Appleby Grammar School
10 September 2019 Tour of Britain
31 August 2019 Welcome Service for the new Cumbria District Chair
24 August 2019 Proclamation of Carlisle Great Fair 2019
21 July 2019 Allerdale Civic Service (Vice-Chair attending)
16 July 2019 University of Cumbria Degree & Award Ceremony
16 July 2019 Ullswater Steamers 160th Anniversary Cruise
10 July 2019 Cumbria School Games
19 June 2019 Eden District Scout Council Presentation Evening and AGM (Vice-Chair attending)
16 June 2019 Lakeland Dialect Society Celebration Event (Vice-Chair attending)
30 May 2019 Social Business Lunch in Association with Lancashire Life Magazine (Vice-Chair attending)