Katie’s new role

STAPLE Hill & Mangotsfield councillor Katie Cooper is the new vice-chair of South Gloucestershire Council.

Cllr Cooper, who has represented the ward since 2019, was elected to the role at a meeting of the council in May.

The role is mainly ceremonial but also includes chairing some council meetings.

Bradley Stoke North councillor Franklin Owusu-Antwi is the council’s new chair.

He has selected charity Gympanzees, which provides facilities to help children and young people with disabilities stay active, for fundraising activities during his year as chair.