Cllr Ted Moulson Unanimously Elected New Chairman Of The IOS Council

The Council Chamber at The Old Wesleyan Chapel on St Mary's. 

The Council Chamber at The Old Wesleyan Chapel on St Mary's. 

Cllr Ted Moulson was unanimously voted in as the new Chairman of the Isles of Scilly Council with Cllr Fran Grottick being voted in as the new Vice-Chair yesterday evening.

It was the first full meeting of the Council since the local Council elections which took place at the beginning of the month.

The meeting started bang on 6:30pm and was well represented by members of the public as well as press and Council Officers. All Members were in attendance with the exception of Cllr Steve Watt.

After a welcome and introduction from the Chief Executive of the Council of the Isles of Scilly Theo Leijser, the first order of business was to elect a new Chairman with Cllr Ted Moulson being voted in unanimously.

Following on from this the Vice-Chair was elected. Cllr Fran Grottick was narrowly elected Vice-Chair winning the vote against Cllr Avril Mumford 7 votes to 6.

Next up was to elect the Lead Member for Adults. Cllr Avril Mumford and Cllr Adrian Davis were tied with the new Chairman Cllr Ted Moulson casting the decisive vote who described it as an “extremely difficult decision” but decided on Cllr Adrian Davis due to his experience in a medical capacity on the islands.

Later on Cllr Joel Williams was elected unanimously as Lead Member for Children, while Cllr Robert Francis beat Cllr Steve Sims by 8 votes to 6 to become Lead Member for Place.

The full list of appointments is below: 

CHAIRMAN OF COUNCIL    
TED MOULSON 

VICE-CHAIRMAN OF COUNCIL    
FRAN GROTTICK 

LEAD MEMBER CHILDREN
JOEL WILLIAMS

LEAD MEMBER ADULTS
ADRIAN DAVIS

LEAD MEMBER PLACE
ROBERT FRANCIS

LEAD MEMBER SMART ISLANDS
JON SMITH

SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
ROBERT DORRIEN SMITH
MIKE NELHAMS
MARIAN BERKELEY
AVRIL MUMFORD
JON SMITH
HARRY LEGG
STEVE SIMS
DAN MARCUS
STEVE WATT

INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
STEVE WATT
HARRY LEGG
ANDY GUY

DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES PANEL
ALL MEMBERS

HOMELESSNESS REVIEW PANEL
AVRIL MUMFORD
DAN MARCUS
MIKE NELHAMS
EUAN RODGER
FRAN GROTTICK
ANDY GUY

STANDING ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
AVRIL MUMFORD

LOCAL NATURE PARTNERSHIP
JON SMITH

CORNWALL RURAL COMMUNITY COUNCIL
MARIAN BERKELEY

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AONB’S
JOHANN HICKS (SUBJECT TO CHECKS) 

IOS AONB JOINT ADVISORY PARTNERSHIP  
JON SMITH
MIKE NELHAMS

SW REGIONAL FLOOD AND COASTLINE COMMITTEE  
LEAD MEMBER FOR PLACE  

DEVON AND CORNWALL POLICE AND CRIME PANEL  
MIKE NELHAMS  

IOS MUSEUM TRUST  
STEVE WATT
 
EDWARD MCDONALD TRUST  
MARGARET DAVIS
FRAN GROTTICK
JOEL WILLIAMS

CORNWALL PARTNERSHIP NHS FOUNDATION TRUST GOVERNOR FOR IOS  
AVRIL MUMFORD

RICHARD ADDISON TRUST  
CHAIRMAN OF COUNCIL     

MEDICAL TRAVEL TRANSPORT GROUP  
HARRY LEGG

SUSTAINABILITY AND TRANSFORMATION PLAN SUBCOMMITTEE CORNWALL (OBSERVER ROLE)
AVRIL MUMFORD

ISLAND FUTURES BOARD
CHAIRMAN OF COUNCIL  

SMART ISLANDS PARTNERSHIP    
LEAD MEMBER FOR SMART ISLANDS