Wychavon's executive board welcomes new face as deputy leader Morris leaves for County Hall role - The Evesham Observer

Wychavon's executive board welcomes new face as deputy leader Morris leaves for County Hall role

Rob George 23rd May, 2022   0

A SHAKE-UP of Wychavon’s executive board has been revealed after Coun Richard Morris confirmed his departure from the decision-making group.

Coun Morris has left his role as deputy leader and board member for Economic Growth and Tourism to take up a post in Worcestershire County Council’s cabinet after four years in the job. Despite leaving his posts he will still become chairman of Wychavon’s Towns Panel.

His economic brief will be taken by Coun Mark Ward while Coun Chris Day will become deputy leader while maintaining responsibility for housing, health and wellbeing.

During his time as portfolio holder, Coun Morris has overseen the development of Worcester Sic Business Park and Vale Park in Evesham, secured funds to increase the financial support on offer to businesses and oversaw the town centre prospectuses launches for Droitwich Spa, Evesham and Pershore.

“I believe we have achieved good things for Wychavon and I have great memories and many people to thank past and present,” Coun Morris said.

“It is time to take on new challenges but, and I know it sounds cheesy, my heart will be with Wychavon.

“I congratulate Chris and Mark and I wish the new board and our tremendous leader all the best for the future.”

Wychavon leader Coun Bradley Thomas paid tribute to Coun Morris for his ‘dedication and commitment’ to the council and his portfolio.

“His experience and passion were essential as we helped guide businesses through one of the biggest economic shocks in our history as a result of the pandemic,” he added.


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