Cllr Richard Cook has been appointed as cabinet member for the environment at Gloucester City Council.

Cllr Cook, who was first elected as a councillor for Kingsway at this year’s city council election, will step up into the role since the passing of Cllr Jim Porter.

Having lived in Kingsway for the last three years, Cllr Cook spent a large part of his career working in purchasing and facilities management for an airline.

With four grown up children, two grandchildren, a volunteer with several groups in Kingsway and Quedgeley, a former member of the parish council and on the Kingsway Residents Association, Cllr Cook is an active member of Gloucester’s thriving community .

Cllr Richard Cook, cabinet member for the environment, said: “I am very pleased to be appointed to the role and am particularly looking forward to working with residents and communities on various environmental issues.

“Jim Porter worked very hard to do the best for the local people around the city, and I hope to continue this work moving forward.”

Cllr Paul James, leader of Gloucester City Council, said: “Richard has lot of relevant experience and has shown a huge amount of enthusiasm to take on the role as the Council’s new cabinet member for the environment.

“I know Richard will do a first class job in the role and I look forward to working closely with him as he gets to grips with his new responsibilities and helps us to drive forward our ambitions for the city.”

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