New cadet sought for council role

Leading Cadet Katie Hamer with Horsham District Council chairman Brian O'Connell SUS-140717-171250001

Leading Cadet Katie Hamer with Horsham District Council chairman Brian O'Connell SUS-140717-171250001

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THE search is on for a new Chairman’s Cadet in the Horsham district.

After a successful year as the first Horsham District Council Chairman’s Cadet, Katie Hamer, Leading Cadet of Horsham Sea Cadets, will be handing the position over to a new cadet in May.

The council is inviting nominations for the Chairman’s Cadet Scheme 2015/16.

Each year, a cadet will be selected to attend events with the chairman of the council, as and when appropriate, during the course of their official duties for a 12-month period.

As well as attending major civic occasions such as the annual council meeting and the Remembrance Day service and parade, the duties include accompanying the chairman on visits to ex-service organisations and other cadet forces.

The Chairman’s Cadet will hold their appointment from May 20, the date of the annual council meeting, when the new chairman of the council takes office.

All cadet forces in the district are being invited to submit a nomination for the position.

The selected cadet will be announced at the meeting on May 20. Email community.development@horsham.gov.uk by Monday to make a nomination.