VIDEO: Order! Order! Horncastle councillor in charge at County Hall

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One minute he is being installed as the new chairman of Lincolnshire County Council and the next he’s off to London to meet the Queen.

Who says life as a local councillor is dull?

Bill Aron in his new role at County Hall

Bill Aron in his new role at County Hall

Coun Bill Aron took over as chairman last Friday 16 and says he is particularly keen to help small businesses get off the ground.

And, he headed off to the capital yesterday (Wednesday) to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace.

Coun Aron said: “I was delighted to have been appointed chairman. I feel it a great honour but more than that, I hope it will benefit Horncastle.

“I’m looking forward to promoting tourism throughout Lincolnshire and am keen to see the development of more business hubs around the county, similar to the Horncastle Business Centre.

“These give small businesses the chance to try out new technology and equipment without having to commit to spending large sums of money first.

“I intend to visit as many businesses and communities as possible to help promote Lincolnshire’s tourism and business potential.”

Coun Aron - a former business owner in Horncastle - was elected to the county council in June 2009 and had previously served as a county councillor between 2001 and 2005.

He is also currently a town councillor for Horncastle and has been a district councillor in the past.

Coun Aron stressed that he is still available to help and support local residents or businesses.

He didn’t waste any time performing his first official duty. Within minutes of closing his first full council meeting, he was planting a rose bush to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the formation of the County Council.”

Coun Aron has been involved in helping with fundraising for several local groups, is a Member of The Open Spaces Society and chairs a number of community committees, notably the Stanhope Hall and the Horncastle War Memorial Centre.

He has chosen to support LIVES and will be raising money for the charity throughout the year.