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Epping Forest and Commons Committee

To consider the appointment of a Verderer.

Minutes:

Epping Forest and Commons Committee

 

(Philip John Woodhouse, Deputy)

12 March 2018

Appointment of an interim Verderer of Epping Forest

The Epping Forest and Commons Committee is made up of 12 Common Councilmen and 4 Verderers of Epping Forest, as specified by the Epping Forest Act (1878).

 

Following the recent resignation of Richard Morris OBE, who had served as a Verderer of Epping Forest since 1998, the Epping Forest and Commons Committee had appointed a Working Party to recruit to this position, in accordance with the terms of the Act (the provisions of which provided for an interim Verderer to be appointed where vacancies occur between elections). The recruitment process was now complete, and the Epping Forest and Commons Committee recommended to the Court that Melissa Murphy be appointed as an interim Epping Forest Verderer (North of the Forest), until the all-out Election of Verderers in 2020.

 

The Chairman spoke to introduce the report and to express the Court’s sympathies and respects with regard to Verderer Peter Adams MBE, who had sadly passed away in early April. An additional recruitment exercise would now be undertaken for an additional interim Verderer to replace him.

 

Resolved – Thatthe appointment of Melissa Murphy as an interim Verderer of Epping Forest be endorsed.

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