The following have held this post:
Name From To Notes Mr Wellesley Taylor 05.01.1895 15.04.1896 * He was also District Councillor W J Hickson 16.04.1896 16.04.1900 F Collett 17.04.1900 24.09.1902 Co-opted into post ! W J Hickson 25.09.1902 17.04.1913 ** F J Field 17.04.1913 16.04.1925 G.J.Hine 08.02.1926 17.04.1934 *** F. A. Hickson 17.04.1934 24.04.1941 T.Goodman 24.04.1941 xx.04.1947 J. T Burgess xx.04.1947 28.05.1952 G W Fleet 28.05.1952 31.05.1954 A.G.Hickson 31.05.1954 26.05.1955 Lt. Col. N. B.C.Byam-Grounds 26.05.1955 26.09.1956 Died between May & September '56 A G Hickson 26.09.1956 24.06.1959 Rev H Sparling 24.06.1959 14.03.1966 G.W.Fleet 14.03.1966 24.05.1967 Denis Cheeseman 24.05.1967 21.05.1969 J. W Cook 21.05.1969 01.06.1970 Denis Cheeseman 01.06.1970 24.05.1971 C.H.Smith 24.05.1971 24.05.1972 E E Moore 24.05.1972 24.04.1975 D Cheeseman 24.04.1975 20.05.1976 D Ferris 20.05.1976 31.03.1977
* There was a contest for the position of first Chairman between Mr Wellesley Taylor and Mr H Coleman. Whether it was necessary for the Chairman to be a Councillor or not is not known but Mr Coleman's name did not subsequently appear in the minutes.
** At the end of the 1909/10 year "Mr Petts proposed and Mr Field seconded a unanimous vote of thanks to Mr Hickson for his long continued valuable services as Chairman to the Council; the same to be entered in the minutes of the Council". This would have been when Mr Hickson declared that he was not seeking re-election to the Council at the forthcoming elections. It was not long however before Mr Hickson was back in the chair for at the first meeting after the elections it was "Upon the proposition of Mr Petts seconded by Mr Field that Mr W T Hickson was elected Co-opting Chairman".
When Mr Gough was dismissed for non-attendance on 27th February 1911 Mr Hickson was elected to fill the vacancy. Mr Hickson served until the end of the 1912/13 year when he resigned because of ill health. He died in early 1914.
*** There was a gap between 16th April 1925 and 8th February 1926 as after the elections of that year Mr Field was not re-elected to the Council. He was however co-opted, subject to acceptance, by the Council as Chairman. Mr Field did not accept the co-option and it was not until two meetings later in February 1926 that this was reported to the Council and Mr G.J.Hine moved from being Vice-Chairman.