Chairman Elected for 2017-18

Published: 16 May 2017

At the Annual Town Council meeting on Wednesday 10th May Councillor Zafar Ali was elected as the Chairman for Nelson Town Council for the municipal year 2017-2018. Councillor Sajid Ali was elected as the Vice-Chairman.

Zafar is a Solicitor Advocate by profession having attended local Nelson and Colne College where he studied Law before completing his undergraduate studies at Bradford Law School.

Zafar was elected by the Cloverhill Ward in 2015 as Town Councillor and was appointed Vice Chairman for 2016/17. Zafar has played an active part in the expansion of Nelson Town Council, assisting with the Unity Wellbeing Centre project and transfer of services such as games areas, CCTV and parks.

“This is a proud moment for me and my family. I have been given the opportunity to lead the council of a town I dearly love and I am truly excited for the next 12 months. I am a proud resident of Nelson and with the help of my Councillor colleagues my aim is to improve all the facilities under Town Council control and keep on the expansion drive which my predecessor began. I must thank Councillor Sajid Ali who has done a terrific job as the former chairman and I am happy that he will support me as my deputy.”

If Nelson Residents wish to share any ideas or suggestions on improving our town please do not hesitate to contact Steve Watson- Clerk to Nelson Town Council.