New Mayor of Bromley announced
PUBLISHED: 14:58 18 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:58 18 May 2018
The new Mayor of Bromley has been announced as Cllr Kim Botting of Orpington Ward.
Cllr Botting was elected at the annual meeting of the council on Wednesday, May 16, and since appointed Cllr David Cartwright of Mottingham and Chislehurst North Ward as deputy mayor.
Cllr Colin Smith has been returned as the leader of the council and he has re-appointed six Conservative members to the Executive, the council’s key decision making body.
Cllr Smith offered his personal congratulations to the new mayor and the deputy mayor and their consorts.
He said: “On behalf of all the members of the council I would like to congratulate Cllr Kim Botting on her well-deserved appointment as Mayor and wish her the very best of good fortune over the coming civic year.”
Cllr Botting said: “I am delighted to accept the honour of being appointed as the Mayor of Bromley.
“The charities I have chosen to support in my mayoral year are the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind. “It is an honour to serve as Mayor for a second time and as part of this, I am looking forward to meeting as many residents across the borough as possible and to working hard to create as much awareness and support for my charities as I can.”
Cllr Smith also announced that previous leader of the council, Stephen L Carr, has now been named as an Honorary Freeman.
He said: “Stephen will always be a much respected former Leader and colleague to many of us and a close personal friend as well, but on behalf of all colleagues and of course, our residents, I would like to thank Stephen one last time on the record for his selfless dedication and loyal service over many years.”
The allocated portfolio responsibilities for 2018-19 are: cllr Peter Fortune as deputy leader and children, education and families;
cllr Diane Smith as adult care and health; cllr William Huntington-Thresher as environment and community services; cllr Kate Lymer as public protection and enforcement; cllr Peter Morgan as renewal, recreation and housing and cllr Graham Arthur as resources, commissioning and contract management.