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Council welcomes new Mayor of Hillingdon

News release: 11/5/18 -Councillor John Morgan was elected the new Mayor of Hillingdon on Thursday 10 May at Hillingdon Council's Annual General Meeting meeting, with Councillor David Yarrow as his Deputy.

Mayor Cllr John Morgan

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Ray Puddifoot MBE, was also re-elected for a four-year term, confirming Councillor David Simmonds CBE as his deputy and the continuation of his Cabinet. 

Cllr Morgan's role will involve welcoming schools and community groups to the Mayor's Parlour and Council Chamber, as well as attending opening events, performances and exhibitions in the borough.

The new Mayor of Hillingdon, from Northwood Hills, became a councillor for Hillingdon Council in 2010. He said: "I have had many highlights in my role as a councillor, including working with local residents on the regeneration of Northwood Hills, and it is a great honour to be elected as Mayor of Hillingdon. 

"The Mayor's role can really bring communities together, and I am looking forward to giving something back to all the many volunteers and employees who work so hard to make life better for Hillingdon residents. I look forward to events such as the Lord Mayor's Show and New Year's Day parade, I will continue to enjoy meeting inspirational people and volunteers across the borough."

Councillors paid tribute to retiring Mayor Cllr Carol Melvin for her time and dedication over the past year. Cllr Melvin said: "It has been such an amazing honour to be chosen to serve as the Mayor of Hillingdon and I have attended more than 550 events with my husband Andrew as my Consort. Thank you to everyone who has helped to raise funds for my chosen charities, I am absolutely delighted to announce that we have raised more than £45,000! My role as Mayor has been wonderfully interesting and fulfilling, and a real highlight in my life."

Cllr Puddifoot announced his intention to double the amount raised by the Mayor to £90,000. He said this gesture of goodwill was possible because sound financial management had allowed the council to come in under budget last year. 

This year's Mayor's Charity Appeal will include the Peter Pan and Wendy Children's Ward at Hillingdon Hospital; Phab, a national charity that brings together young people with and without disabilities; and Grangewood School in Eastcote, a primary school for children with severe learning difficulties and physical and complex needs.

If you would like the Mayor to visit your organisation or event, please call 01895 250763 or email: mayor@hillingdon.gov.uk

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