Councillor elected to lead group

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A SCARBOROUGH councillor has been re-elected as chairman of the North Yorkshire Control Partnership.

Cllr Derek Bastiman, who is Scarborough Council’s portfolio holder for regeneration and strategic planning, was first elected to the position at the end of June last year, having served on the body for two years, and has now won re-election.

He said: “It continues to be a privilege to be chairman of this group, which is responsible for ensuring buildings are properly designed and constructed to ensure health, safety, welfare and convenience of those who use them.

“The partnership works extremely hard alongside individuals and larger companies to ensure a certain standard of construction is met and I certainly feel we have an important part to play in the ongoing development of this borough well as the wider North Yorkshire community.”

The Council has been part of The North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership since April 1, 2008.