New mayor of Bromley appointed yesterday
PUBLISHED: 12:32 05 June 2014 | UPDATED: 12:32 05 June 2014
The new Mayor has spoken of the "immense privelege" of being appointed.
Cllr Julian Benington, of Biggin Hill Ward, was elected Mayor of Bromley for 2014 to 2015 at the Annual Meeting of the Council yesterday.
As one of his first mayoral duties he appointed Cllr Kate Lymer, of Bickley Ward, as Deputy Mayor.
He said: “It is an immense privilege to have been appointed as the Mayor of the London Borough of Bromley. I am very proud of our borough and it is an honour to represent it during my Mayoral year. I am looking forward to meeting as many people as possible during this time and supporting the many wonderful local charities, community groups and organisations in the work they do for the good of Bromley. This includes my two chosen charities. The first, Bromley Community Fund, is an exciting charitable venture set up to give grants to local charities and voluntary organisations to help them support our communities and local people.
“The second, Connect, helps people with Aphasia, a disability affecting all ages caused by damage to the communication centre of the brain, usually by a stroke but also from a brain haemorrhage, head injury or tumour.”