John Allin new chairman of County Council

Councillor John Allin is sworn into his new post as Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council by Chief Executive, Mick Burrows
Councillor John Allin is sworn into his new post as Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council by Chief Executive, Mick Burrows

Warsop councillor John Allin is the new chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council after being elected into the role at the council’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) this week.

John has represented the Warsop division in the Mansfield district for the last eight years, having first been elected to the County Council in 2005.

A proud champion of Nottinghamshire, he also served as chairman of the County Council in 2007/8.

John holds a number of other positions in his local community, including Warsop Parish councillor, chairman of Warsop Age Concern and vice-chairman of the League of Hospital Friends.

He has chosen Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People as his charity for the year.

The new chairman said: “It is a great honour to be elected into the role of chairman again. I am looking forward to meeting people from throughout Nottinghamshire and acting as an ambassador for our great county.

“When I was chairman of the Council in 2007/08, my charity was the John Eastwood Hospice - which does incredible work in caring for predominantly older people - but this time I wanted to chose a charity which provided similar services for children and young people.

“The Rainbows Hospice cares for terminally ill children from throughout the East Midlands, including many from Nottinghamshire. It’s a brilliant cause and one I am sure which local people will be keen to support.”

Coun Pauline Allan was elected as vice-chairman of the council at the AGM.

Coun Allan is a new county councillor, having been elected in May to represent the Arnold North division. She has also been a Gedling Borough councillor since 2011, representing the St Mary’s ward.

Pauline worked at Arnold and Carlton College for nearly 20 years as a maths teacher.