Archive for May 28th, 2013

Mayor Making Ceremony: 8th May 2013

May 28, 2013

At the Annual Meeting of the Council on Wednesday 8th May I was elected to become the 40th Mayor of Havant. This is a great honour and privilege and I am very pleased that my wife Jackie has agreed to be my Mayoress. We are looking forward to a very busy and exciting year, meeting as many people as possible across the borough.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Havant

The Mayor and Mayoress of Havant

The new Mayor - Councillor Paul Buckley

The new Mayor – Councillor Paul Buckley

We were very pleased that all our family and many close friends were able to join us at the Mayor Making ceremony and we enjoyed meeting everybody at the buffet lunch afterwards. A special thankyou goes to the children from Queens Inclosure Primary School who provided the entertainment for the guests during the robing of the mayor. They sang beautifully and we look forward to visiting the school to hear them sing again!

Each year the mayor selects a number of charities to support during their year of office. This year I have chosen 3 charities, these are:

  • The Stroke Association
  • Combat Stress
  • Relate Portsmouth and District

We would welcome support from any individual or group who would like to help us raise funds for these worthy causes.

We ended our first day as Mayor and Mayoress with a banquet held at the Brookfield Hotel in Emsworth.