HOLBEACH PARISH COUNCIL: New chairman chosen for his abilities as 'a good administrator' who can deal with pressure
The new chairman of Holbeach Parish Council has been commended as a "cool and clear thinker" fitting for the role.
Coun Tony Lomax, who joined the parish council in March 2018, was elected chairman at the start of its annual general meeting at Holbeach Methodist Church on Monday night.
Speaking to the Spalding Guardian on Wednesday, outgoing chairman Coun Paul Foyster described his successor as a "good adminstrator, impartial" and someone who cope with the demands of the role "readily".
After taking his seat as the new chairman at Monday's meeting, Coun Lomax said: "I don't know what I've done to deserve this.
"The first thing I'd like to do is to thank the outgoing chairman for his work and those ex-councillors who chose not to stand again.
"As the chairman, I see myself as the arbiter or conductor of what goes on.
"In any organisation, unless you have a conductor then things won't go as smoothly.
"We all joined the parish council for different reasons but alll of us should be here to benefit Holbeach and its wards.
"Each council member should have a commitment to something and be involved in something because every time you don't take up a position, it puts a burden of responsibility on everyone else."
Coun Foyster said: "Tony is a good administrator, a cool and clear thinker and he has demonstrated that he can deal with pressure readily.
"These are the things that recommended him most.
"But he is also impartial, sticks by the rules and I believe that Coun Lomax wants to run the council as efficiently and as inclusively as possible."