New Mayor appointed in virtual meeting first

Published Thursday, 14 May 2020

Councillor Hannah Gray of West Wickham Ward was elected Mayor of Bromley for 2020-21 at the annual meeting of the council on Wednesday 13 May.

The historic meeting, where the Mayor of Bromley was appointed in a virtual online meeting was streamed live via the council’s website www.bromley.gov.uk/councilmeetingslive. The new Mayor, in one of her first mayoral duties, appointed Councillor Stephen Wells of Copers Cope Ward as Deputy Mayor. The new Mayor also signalled her intention to focus on working with residents in support of the borough community and to raise funds for two charities, both Cystic Fibrosis Supporters and Chartwell Cancer Trust.

The New Mayor of Bromley, Councillor Hannah Gray said, “I am excited, humbled and honoured to be given this opportunity to serve our residents in this unique period of our nation’s life.  We are already working together in some many ways and I am keen to help support this and am grateful for your anticipated help as we move forwards.” 

The Mayor continued, “I have chosen Cystic Fibrosis Supporters and Chartwell Cancer Trust, as I have been working with them both for a number of years and truly believe in what they are doing. During this ongoing coronavirus, the people they work with, still need our help, maybe more now than ever. We need your help to raise funds for them.”

The Mayor also called for people who have new fundraising ideas, especially given ‘the lockdown’ and more people interacting online to get in touch, with the Mayor asking for suggestions on activities and tasks, “no matter how mad”, with the quickest initial method of contact being Mayors.Office@bromley.gov.uk

The annual meeting of the council also confirmed that the Members of the Executive and Chairmen of Policy Development and Scrutiny (PDS) Committees continue in their current positions.

See the Mayor of Bromley's acceptance speech.

ENDS

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