Bromley's new mayor Kathy Bance describes appointment as 'an absolute privilege'

PUBLISHED: 12:50 15 May 2017 | UPDATED: 12:50 15 May 2017

Bromley's new mayor Kathy Bance and deputy mayor Kevin Brooks

Bromley's new mayor Kathy Bance and deputy mayor Kevin Brooks

Paul Clapp

The Labour councillor was appointed last week

A councillor rewarded by the Queen for her charity work will serve as the new mayor of Bromley for the year ahead.

Labour councillor for Penge and Cator Kathy Bance was appointed as the borough’s new mayor at the annual meeting of the council on Wednesday.

Elected in 2010, Cllr Bance was awarded an MBE by The Queen following years of charity work, including five years work as a street pastor in the borough.

Cllr Bance has chosen Bromley and Croydon’s Women’s Aid and Bromley Homeless Shelter as the mayor’s charities for the year ahead.

She said: “It is always an honour to serve the Bromley and an absolute privilege to do so as the mayor during 2017-18. I am looking forward to meeting people from all walks of life across the borough and to supporting many of our wonderful charities. For my own part, I shall place a particular emphasis on my nominated charities.”

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