The Chairman, or the Vice-Chairman, will attend most events within the District, time permitting.
The Chairman welcomes invitations to attend events in the District. The Chairman likes to be well briefed about any function to be attended, therefore it is best that you provide as much information as possible.
- Within the District, the Chairman has precedence, subject to Her Majesty’s Royal prerogative.
- This means that when attending functions in the District, the Chairman is the most important guest, except when Members of the Royal Family or the Lord Lieutenant are present.
- There is one exception to this rule. If the event is taking place within a County Council establishment, the Chairman of the County Council takes precedence over the Chairman of the District Council.
- When the Vice-Chairman of the Council is deputising for the Chairman, the same precedence rule applies.
The Chairman of the Council should be met and officially welcomed at a function by a responsible person and escorted to their correct position. The Chairman should, of course, always sit on the right hand side of the host as the appropriate place of honour. The Chairman’s Escort should be placed immediately to the left of the Chairman at a meeting or dinner.
If the Chairman is required to make a speech or reply to a toast, it would be greatly appreciated if as much information as possible could be submitted in advance of the event, such as information about the body organising the event and any words of welcome and thanks which should be included.
Last Updated on Wednesday, November 8, 2017