New chairman is elected at district council

Published Tuesday 13 May 2014

Councillor Neville Hall has been elected as new chairman of Harborough District Council for the year ahead.

Cllr Hall, who is district councillor for the Peatling ward, took over from outgoing chairman Geraldine Robinson on 12 May 2014, having been deputy chairman for the past year.

Cllr Hall - pictured receiving his chains of office from Cllr Robinson - has lived in the Harborough District in Knaptoft since the 1970s.

Married to Kim, they have three children and four grandchildren. His hobbies include gardening, riding, the countryside, and Leicester Tigers.

Elected to the Peatling Ward in 2011, he has served on various council committees, including Planning and Scrutiny, and Advisory Panels on Planning Policy, The Symington Building and Harborough Market.

Retired from the textile industry, Cllr Hall is involved with managing a dairy business at Knaptoft, leaving his son to run the family sock business Pantherella in Leicester.

During his year of office, Cllr Hall said he would like to promote young people; and some of the funds raised from events during the year will be donated to the Derbyshire, Rutland and Leicestershire Air Ambulance.

Cllr Mike Rook, ward member for Tilton, was appointed as vice chairman.