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New Mayor welcomed

Last Modified May 19, 2022

The borough's mayoral chains have been passed on to Hertsmere Borough Councillor John Graham.

Cllr Graham, pictured below left, takes over the role as Mayor of Hertsmere from Cllr Anne Swerling and was inaugurated at the council's annual meeting yesterday (Wednesday 18 May). The new Deputy Mayor, Cllr Victor Eni, pictured below right, was also welcomed.

Cllr Graham and Cllr Eni wearing Mayoral chains.

During her time as Mayor, Cllr Swerling raised money to support Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.

She said: “It was an absolute honour to be Mayor of Hertsmere over the past year, which has seen the borough, and the country as a whole, move away from Covid restrictions to something more of a normal way of life.

"A particular highlight of my year was the Civic Awards, in which I was able to recognise the extraordinary efforts of some very special volunteers and inspirational people.

"However, throughout this year I've enjoyed meeting and speaking to a wide variety of people and seeing first-hand the activities of so many groups and individuals who are making a difference to our community.

"Thank you to everyone who has welcomed me and particular thanks to Cllr Graham, who has been an excellent support in his role of Deputy Mayor and I’m sure will excel in his new Mayoral role”.

New mayor Cllr Graham is looking forward to his year as Mayor during which he will be raising money to support Peace Hospice Care.

Cllr Graham said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as Deputy Mayor and am excited to be taking on this next venture. I have developed strong connections with the community thus far and am looking forward to meeting many more Hertsmere residents and volunteers.”

If you would like to invite the Mayor to attend one of your events, please contact the Mayor’s Secretary on 020 8207 7477 or email mayors.secretary@hertsmere.gov.uk.

Posted on Thursday 19th May 2022

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