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Who is the Mayor

 

The Current Mayor is          Rob Stanton

The Mayoress is                   Mrs Maureen Stanton

 

The Deputy Mayor is           John Kaiser

The Deputy Mayoress is     Gillian Kaiser

 

 

What is the Mayor’s role

The Mayor is the first citizen of the Borough.

 

The Mayor is elected by fellow Councillors at the Council’s annual meeting in May each year.

 

Mayor is a non-political position.  During their term the Mayors puts aside council duties to concentrate on being the Borough’s first citizen.

 

The Mayor chairs Council meetings.  The Mayor also attends many functions in the Borough including:

 

·           Civic functions

·           Receiving dignitaries

·           Attending dinners

·           Opening events

·           Talking to clubs and societies

·           Visiting schools

 

The Mayor can also ask the Deputy Mayor to stand in if they are not available.

 

Mayor’s Charity

Borough mayors choose a charity to support during their term of office.

 

I have decided to support two good causes in my year.  The first is to support the Royal Berkshire Hospital Cancer care units, who have treated me for cancer and does so for many Wokingham residents.  We all know how hard it is for the NHS to have enough funding and I want to use this year for us to show our support for the excellent work they do.  I also intend to set up a Voluntary Cancer Champion group to support patients when they leave hospital in the period following their discharge which is such a tough period for both the patient and indeed the partners.

 

Invitations for the Mayor

All invitations to attend events should be made through the Mayor’s Office.

Email mayor@wokingham.gov.uk  or call 0118 974 6004

 

The Mayor’s Secretary Lorraine Meylan can advise on the availability of the Mayor prior to a request.

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