New Chair for Stratford District Council

Press Release

Published on 24 May 2023
Archived on 24 June 2023

On Wednesday 24 May 2023, Stratford-on-Avon District Council held its Annual Council Meeting where Councillor Mark Cargill handed over the chain of office to Councillor Victoria Alcock.

Cllr Victoria Alcock - Chair 2023-24

During his term of office (May 2022 - May 2023) Councillor Mark Cargill (Alcester and Rural) nominated the invaluable work of Dementia support organisations within the District and the RNLI, following on from his time as an officer in the Merchant Navy as his Chairman's charities and raised a total of £4,888 to be split between the two charities.

Cllr Alcock (Stratford Bishopton), one of the youngest female Chairs in the District Council's history has chosen the Sea Cadets and Youth Collective as her charities and she will also be looking to help support local community groups across the District with the running costs of defibrillators.

Her husband Gary Alcock will be her Consort during her term of office and Dr Rev Roy Lodge MBE will be her Chaplin.

Cllr Alcock said of her appointment: "Becoming Chair of the District Council is a huge honour. Not just because it's been seven years since we had a female Chair, but also because at 44 I believe I am the youngest female Chair in the history."

Follow Cllr Alcock's appointment as Chairman of the District Council via the Instagram account - SDC_Chairman.

Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267575

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Last updated on 24/05/2023