1. Chairman of the Council
Mrs Netta Glover is the Chairman of Buckinghamshire County Council for 2018/19 and aims to showcase the best of Buckinghamshire during her year in office.
One of Netta's greatest desires for her term as Chairman is to highlight and draw attention to the hard work that goes on behind the scenes both at the County Council and in the wider community to help look after our residents and keep Buckinghamshire thriving. She said: "I'm most looking forward to getting out and about into our beautiful county and meeting all of the interesting people who are doing such great work in their fields of interest."
In her year in office Netta plans to support two local charities – SSAFA Forces Help and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance. Explaining her reasons for choosing them Netta said: “I chose SSAFA Forces Help because of the good work they do for servicemen and women who have returned from some horrible overseas missions. Some physically and mentally damaged to an extent where they need so much help and that is what SSAFA are able to do. I would like to draw the public’s attention to just how much this organisation does to help the people to whom we owe so much."
Netta's reasons for supporting the Thames Valley Air Ambulance are similar, she explained: "I only recently realised exactly how much work they do to help people who are injured. I have read of people with life-changing injuries who have been saved by their prompt action in ferrying them to hospital in double quick time.
"The very important thing to remember about their work is that they are totally funded by voluntary contributions, they don't take a penny from the state."
Having been a county councillor since 2009, Netta, ward member for Wing, has experience of the workings of the council across a wide range of areas including planning and environment and development control. She said: “One of the most enjoyable roles I have had was as Deputy Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment. I would never have thought that dealing with waste would be such a fascinating subject!”
Netta takes over from Patricia Birchley and will be supported by Vice Chairman Brian Roberts.