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Council appoints Director of Place 

Published: Thursday, 22nd December 2022

Photo of Philip Spurr who is to be the Director of Place for Pendle Borough Council

Phillip Spurr who is to be the new Director of Place for Pendle Borough Council

Phillip Spurr has been appointed Director of Place at Pendle Borough Council and is expected to take up the role in February. 

The appointment was given final approval by councillors at December’s Full Council meeting. 

Phillip, who is currently Programme Director for Place and Resources at Ryedale District Council, has a wealth of relevant experience having managed the majority of services this role will cover.  

He said: “I am delighted and extremely proud to be joining Pendle Borough Council after Christmas. 

“Pendle is a place of huge opportunities and I can’t wait to get started. 

“I’m very much looking forward to working with colleagues, councillors and everyone across the borough to deliver the Council’s ambitious plans for the future.” 

Councillor Nadeem Ahmed, Leader of Pendle Borough Council, said: “Councillors were very impressed with Phillip’s range of knowledge and unanimously voted to appoint him.” 

Rose Rouse, Chief Executive of Pendle Borough Council added: “This is a hugely important role for the Council and we’re looking forward to welcoming Phillip when he joins us in early 2023. 

“This is a really exciting time for the Council with a number of fantastic projects and developments getting underway.”