Council leader to take up Maidenhead portfolio

Published: Monday, 3rd September 2018

The leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead will take on the Maidenhead regeneration portfolio and take up the lead member position for Maidenhead as plans for a full transformation of the town, including a £2 billion regeneration, gather pace.

Cllr Simon Dudley will now oversee all elements of the Maidenhead portfolio including the large scale regeneration plans. His role will ensure that the plans being developed for Maidenhead have a single point of contact and will give the portfolio the leadership it needs as the next stages of Maidenhead regeneration commence.

The announcement comes as, after years of waiting, planning applications for the York Road and Landing sites are expected to be determined over the coming months, as well as public sessions for how the Broadway car park will be developed and as the Braywick Leisure Centre build moves to the next stages.

Cllr Simon Dudley, leader of the council said: “By taking on this portfolio I will be able to ensure that the plans being developed for Maidenhead, which have been years in the making, are given the oversight and leadership they need at this crucial time and ensure we build a town that truly is for everyone.”

Cllr Dudley will take on these roles following the decision of current post-holder, Cllr David Evans, to step down from the role to allow him to further pursue his other political interests. Cllr Evans will remain a ward councillor for Hurley and The Walthams.

Cllr Simon Dudley continued: “I would like to thank Cllr Evans for all his hard work over the years as lead member for Maidenhead regeneration and Maidenhead, which has got us to where we are today, alongside his colleagues Cllr Phillip Love, deputy lead member for Maidenhead regeneration and Maidenhead and Cllr Derek Wilson, deputy lead member – Maidenhead Waterways Champion, both of whom will remain in their current positions.

“We wish Cllr Evans well as he focusses on his other political endeavours and we are pleased that he will stay in the Royal Borough family by remaining as a ward Councillor for Hurley and The Walthams.”

Cllr Dudley will take up his new positions with immediate effect.

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