New face joins Avenue Services board

Blacon’s new Labour councillor Ben Powell has been appointed to the Board of Avenue Services.

Blacon’s new Labour councillor Ben Powell has been appointed to the Board of Avenue Services.

Mr Powell won the Blacon ward by-election following the resignation in March of long-standing councillor Reggie Jones.

Mr Powell will now also replace Mr Jones as a director of Avenue Services, which is a joint venture between Sanctuary Group and Cheshire West and Chester Council, restoring the number on the board to eight.

Blacon councillor Carol Gahan took over as Vice Chair from Mr Jones and will continue in that role.

Paul Knight, Head of Avenue Services, said: “I would like to publicly welcome Ben to the Board of Avenue Services and look forward to working with him to serve the people of Blacon.

“Following the transfer of important public assets from Cheshire West and Chester Council in recent months, such as playground facilities, these are exciting times for the community.”

Councillor Powell said: “Avenue Services plays an important role within the Blacon community and I am excited by the opportunity to continue that work.”