We are committed to take the benefits of our Group membership to where you are by offering frequent regional meetings across England and Wales. Our regional meetings provide an opportunity to meet with fellow Councillors, debate views and receive updates on the issues that matter to you most regionally, from the speakers you want to hear them from. Details of any upcoming dates are advertised below, as well as, widely communicated by direct mailing to our full regional membership.

We particularly welcome offers of venues for meetings from our membership where these are not too costly. If you think you know of a suitable venue for a regional meeting please get in touch with us via Independent.GroupLGA@local.gov.uk or telephone 0207 664 3224.

 

Regional groups

Next meeting

East of England

Councillor Robert Bucke (Chair)
Tendring District Council
Email: cllr.rbucke@tendringdc.gov.uk

Last meeting was held on 1 October 2016 in Bury St Edmunds.

Date in 2017 to be confirmed

East Midlands 

Councillor Marianne Overton (Chair)
Lincolnshire County Council and North Kesteven District Council
Email: cllrm.overton@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Last meeting was held on 24 February 2016 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Next meeting takes place Friday 3 March 2017, 10.30am-4pm
The Cathedral Centre, 17 Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX
From 4.30-6.30om the Group will host a Be a Councillor regional event
for East Midland prospective candidates.
This meeting is held jointly with the NE region.

West Midlands

Councillor Alan Seldon (Chair)
Herefordshire Council
Email: aseldon@herefordshire.gov.uk

Last meeting held was held on 16 February 2016 in Bromyard, Herefordshire
Next meeting takes place Tuesday 21 February, 10.30am-4pm
Town Hall, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire SY9 5BG
From 4-6.30pm the Group will be hosting a Be a Councillor regional event
for West Midlands prospective candidates

North East

Councillor Marianne Overton (Chair)
Lincolnshire County Council and North Kesteven District Council
Email: cllrm.overton@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Next meeting takes place jointly with East Midlands regional meeting on 3 March 2017
The Cathedral Centre, Lincolnshire

South East

Councillor Phelm MacCafferty
Brighton & Hove City Council
Email: phelim.maccafferty@brighton-hove.gov.uk

 

Next meeting takes place 10 March, 10.30am-4pm
Brighton Town Hall Bartholomew Square, Brighton, BN1 1JA
From 4.30-6.30pm the Group will host a Be a Councillor regional event for prospective candidates in the region.

North West

Councillor Geoff Knight
Lancaster City Council
Email: g.knight@lancaster.gov.uk

Date of next meeting to be confirmed

Home counties

Councillor Chris Townsend
Mole Valley Council
Email: cllr.townsend@molevalley.gov.uk

Next meeting takes place Thursday 23 February, 10.30am-4pm
Dorking Halls, Reigate, Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SG
From 4.30-6.30pm the Group will host a Be a Councillor regional event for prospective candidates in the region.

London

Councillor Peter Reeve MBE
Cambridgeshire County Council and
Huntingdonshire District Council
Email: peter.reeve@local.gov.uk

 

South West 

Cllr Mike Eathorne-Gibbons
Cornwall Council
Email: meathornegibbons@cornwall.gov.uk

Date of next meeting to be confirmed
 

Yorkshire & Humberside

Councillor Paul Cullen (Chair)
Richmondshire District  Council
Email: cllr.p.cullen@richmondshire.gov.uk

Date of next meeting to be confirmed

South Wales

Cllr Colin Mann
Caerphilly County Borough Council 
Email: colin.mann@caerphilly.gov.uk

Last meeting was held on 4 November 2016

Friday 24 February 2017, 2pm -4pm (with lunch at 1pm). Caerphilly Council Offices, Penallta House, Tredmen Park, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, CF82 7PG. From 4.30pm – 6pm the Group will host a Be a Councillor event for prospective candidates in the region.

 

North Wales

Cllr Bob Dutton OBE
Wrexham County Borough
Email: bob.dutton@wrexham.gov.uk

 



Date of next meeting  to be confirmed