The new Mayor of Bromley Councillor David Jefferys has announced their objectives for the Mayoral year, which are promoting science, health and wellbeing, and the environment.

Councillor Jefferys was appointed as the fifty-eighth Mayor of Bromley at the council’s AGM on 15 May and is also ward councillor for Bromley Common and Holwood.

The new Mayor, who is also Chairman of Bromley’s Health and Wellbeing Board, has served as councillor since 2011. He has lived in Bromley for 40 years and worked in various roles in medicine and as a practicing scientist during his career.

Speaking about the appointment, Councillor Jefferys said: “It is an honour to be elected as Mayor of Bromley and to take the Mayoralty and the borough through to its sixtieth year! This gives a perfect opportunity to reflect and build on our achievements, looking how the Mayor can best serve residents and how we can continue to innovate.

The Mayor continued: “As well as raising much-needed funds for my chosen charities to support the important work they do, I am keen to use my year to highlight three key areas. I want to help enhance health and wellbeing in Bromley, to focus on the variety of ways we use our green spaces, and to share some of the exciting work that takes places locally in science and technology, which is so important for addressing the challenges we face together. I am also keen for the Mayor to continue enhancing our community cohesion as I strive to be Mayor for all of Bromley, so please do get in touch if you are hosting an event, as we would love to be part of these whenever possible.

“It is going to be an exciting time, especially in this Olympic year, and I look forward to meeting many of you throughout the year as we continue onwards and upwards together” concluded Councillor Jefferys.

The Mayor’s chosen charities are Alzheimer’s Research UK, Bromley Youth Music Trust and Welcare in Bromley, with opportunities to raise funds for them taking place throughout the year. Find out more about the charities.

The new Mayor named Councillor Jonathan Andrews, ward councillor for Darwin, as his Deputy Mayor. Reverend Roger Bristow of Holy Trinity Church in Bromley Common was named Mayoral Chaplain 2024/25.

Speaking at the AGM, Councillor Jefferys thanked the outgoing Mayor, Councillor Mike Botting, and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Keith Onslow, for their dedication to the borough over the past year.


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Published: 17th May 2024