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Mayor's Announcements

Meeting: 22/05/2019 - Annual Council (Item 18)

Mayor's Announcements

Minutes:

The Mayor announced that the Eleanor Hospice would be his nominated Charity for his year in Office.

 


Meeting: 09/05/2018 - Annual Council (Item 15)

Mayor's Announcements

Minutes:

The incoming Mayor Councillor David Mote, expressed his thanks to his predecessor as Mayor Councillor Rosanna Currans, for all the invaluable lessons he had learnt from her in his role as Deputy Mayor during the preceding municipal year, which he was sure would aid him in his current role going forward.

 

Councillor Mote thanked Members for his election as Mayor for the ensuing 2018/19 municipal year and his family and friends, who had encouraged him to take up the role. He expressed his particular thanks to his wife Ellen, both for her support during the past year as Deputy Mayoress, and for her acceptance of the vital role of Mayoress for the ensuing municipal year. He extended a particular welcome to the Mayor of Gravesham Councillor David Hurley and his Escort Cllr. Greta Goatley, and noted and welcomed the presence of the Mayor elect for Swanscombe and Greenhithe Town Council, Councillor Anita Barham.

 

The Mayor confirmed his adopted charities for the ensuing municipal year as:

 

·         Cherished Memories – Children’s Hospice

·         Home-Start (North West Kent)

·         Mary’s Child

·         SAfE 

 


Meeting: 10/05/2017 - Annual Council (Item 16)

Mayor's Announcements

Minutes:

The Mayor announced that during her tenure of office she intended to continue her commitment to developing Dartford for it visitors and residents.

 

With regard to her charity, she and her Escort had agreed to continue to support of the Arrow Riding Centre, and to support MIND and Homestart.

 

 


Meeting: 11/05/2016 - Annual Council (Item 16)

Mayor's Announcements

Minutes:

The Mayor announced that his Charities for the forthcoming year would be the Arrow Riding Centre, the Darenth Valley Hospital Children’s Unit and Cancer Research UK

 


Meeting: 27/05/2015 - Annual Council (Item 17)

Mayor's Announcements

Minutes:

The Mayor announced that during his tenure of office he intended to continue his commitment to developing Dartford town centre, to the Arts and to Civic pride, and to this end he intended to devote time to local schools to involve children in this area.

 

With regard to his charity, he and his Mayoress had agreed to continue with their support of the High Dependency Children’s Care Unit at Darent Valley Hospital.

 


Meeting: 07/05/2014 - Annual Council (Item 16)

Mayor's Announcements

Minutes:

Councillor Sandhu renewed his thanks to all Members for choosing him as Mayor, a role she regarded as a great honour and one he would not be undertaking lightly.

 

He explained that he wanted to build and develop on the solid base already provided by the Borough of Dartford and hoped to achieve this by reaching out to as many groups, businesses and individuals as he possibly could during his year in office.

 

The Mayor advised that he took great pride in the work of the Mayor’s Charity Committee and announced that he would be supporting some 31 charitable organisations in the forthcoming year.  He was aware that this was a large number but he stressed that he had links to all of these groups and hoped to be able to make a significant contribution to all.  (Details of the charities were circulated to Members at the meeting)

 

In concluding his announcements the Mayor extended his thanks to his family, especially his brother and his wife, all Members of the Council, and all Council staff for the hard work and support they had contributed during his year as Deputy Mayor.


Meeting: 08/05/2013 - Annual Council (Item 15)

Mayor's Announcements

Minutes:

Councillor Thurlow renewed her thanks to all Members for choosing her as Mayor, a role she regarded as a great honour and one she would not be undertaking lightly. She assured Members that she would do her best to promote Dartford, its people and businesses whenever and wherever she could during her term in office.

 

The Mayor advised that she took great pride in her contribution to the work of the Mayor’s Charity Committee which had raised more than £82,000 in the past 5 years alone. She would be supporting two local charities during the forthcoming mayoral year:

 

·         The Renal Unit at Darent Valley Hospital

·         The North West Kent Disabled Foundation

 

The Mayor explained that the regional Renal Unit at Darent Valley Hospital being set up under Dr Sri Prassad was of particular importance to her, given her late husband Keith’s illness and the considerable distances he had had to travel to obtain treatment. She hoped to invite Dr Prassad to address Members at a future date on his proposals. Her second supported charity revolved around helping disabled people who meet at Waller Park Pavilion: a proactive group who had recently acquired a new mini bus to pursue their activities in the local community and beyond.

 

The Mayor also expressed a wish to see the skate park in Central Park completed, and would be raising awareness of that project during her term in office.

 

In concluding her announcements the Mayor thanked all Members, her Escort Mr Denzil Reynolds and all her family for their support during her year as Deputy Mayor. 

 


Meeting: 09/05/2012 - Annual Council (Item 15)

Mayor's Announcements

Minutes:

The Mayor informed the Council that she would be supporting the following local charities during her year of office:

 

·        The New Yorkers Club

·        Alzheimer’s & Dementia Carers Support Unit

·        The Mayor’s Fund for Young People.

 

The Mayor advised that details of her Fund for Young People would be made available in due course.

 

 


Meeting: 25/05/2011 - Annual Council (Item 16)

Mayor's Announcements

Minutes:

The Mayor informed the Council that he would be supporting the following local charities during his Mayoral Year of office:

 

·        DGSMyourChoice – formerly MenCap

·        chYps – associated to the Ellenor Lyons Hospice

·        Cherished Memories - giving respite to children with terminally ill parents and recording their times with the departed for posterity

·        Arrow Riding School – providing exercise to disabled children and adults.

 

The Mayor advised that the composition of his Charities Committee would be advised in due course.

 


Meeting: 12/05/2010 - Annual Council (Item 14)

Mayor's Announcements

Minutes:

The Mayor informed the Council that he would be supporting four local charities during his Mayoral Year: the ‘Little Buds’ Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), Darent Valley Hospital; North West Kent LIFE; Bexley & Dartford Samaritans; and the ‘House of Mercy’ hostel. Councillor Coleman said that support for the last named charity was in furtherance of his special responsibilities for Housing. He added that his theme for his Mayoral year was the promotion of trade and commerce in the Borough.

 

The Mayor thanked his wife, daughters and grand children for attending the ceremony and for their continued support in undertaking his duties.

 


Meeting: 06/05/2009 - Annual Council (Item 14)

Mayor's Announcements

The Mayor deals with any communications, which she may desire to lay before the Council.

Minutes:

The Mayor informed the Council that she would be supporting four local charities during her Mayoral Year: the Ellenor Lions Hospice; the Darent Valley Hospital Heartbeat Appeal; the North West Kent Carers Service; and Victim Support Dartford.