The Mayor of Redditch
Councillor – Michael Chalk
Michael Chalk was born in September 1946 and was educated in Birmingham. He has been married for 48 years to Jean, has two grown up children, two grandchildren and has lived in Redditch for 44 years.
With a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Open University he taught Design Technology and Computer science for 29 years before being offered early retirement. He continued to teach as a supply teacher in many local schools.
As a councillor, Michael was first elected to the Borough Council in May 1979 and represented the Astwood Bank and Feckenham Ward from 1994 until 2014. He has now represents the Abbey ward since 2015. He was Vice chairman of the former Amenities committee and has served on most of the other committees. He has been a member and Chairman of the planning committee for most of his council membership.
Michael is a helper with the 11th Redditch Scout group and has been for the past 30 years. He has worked back stage at the Palace Theatre for both the Redditch and Astwood Bank Operatic Societies. His main hobby is wood turning and occasionally has a craft stall at local craft fayres.