Contact Ian:

Cllr Ian Gilbert, 132 Central Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 4DZ

Telephone: 07802 429342 / 01702 212878

Email: cllrgilbert@southend.gov.uk

Responsibilities

  • Leader of the Council & Chair of The Cabinet
  • Executive Councillor for Housing & Communities (Cabinet position)
  • Appointments & Disciplinary Committee
  • The Shareholder Board (Chair)

Outside Bodies

  • East of England LGA Local Government Employers’ Panel
  • East of England Local Government Association
  • East of England Strategic Authority Leaders Group
  • Essex Leaders and Chief Executives Group
  • Local Government Association General Assembly
  • PSP Southend LLP
  • Key Cities
  • Opportunity South Essex
  • South East European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) Sub-committee
  • South East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)
  • Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS) Board
  • Thames Gateway Housing Group
  • Thames Gateway Strategic Group

Ian has lived in Southend since 2001 and was first elected to the council in May 2008. He holds a degree in Economics & Political Science and a Postgraduate Diploma in Economic Development Policy from the University of Birmingham.

Along with other councillors, Ian regularly attends residents’ and community meetings in the ward and has been involved with a number of public initiatives there including the Better Start Fund cluster panel and the Community First panel.

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