Published Friday, 12 May 2017
Councillor Simon Inchbald was voted in as the new Mayor for Waverley at the Annual Council Meeting on Tuesday 9 May with the full support of his fellow councillors.
Councillor Inchbald was nominated by Councillor Carole King and seconded by Councillor Peter Isherwood at the Annual Council Meeting.
Councillor Inchbald was first elected in 2007 to represent the ward of Chiddingfold and Dunsfold and has been a key member of the council’s Licensing Committee, serving as both Deputy Chairman and Chairman
In his acceptance speech, Councillor Inchbald said: “This role is about service to the community and I look forward to serving the whole of the community, from small children to the elderly.”
His wife Rosie will be Mayoress and together they will represent the borough at civic and ceremonial events.
Councillor Inchbald has selected the Meath Epilepsy charity to support over his Mayoral year.
He added: “The charity does amazing work, encouraging and nurturing people living with complex epilepsy. Through its projects, such as a furniture restoration workshop and the art house, residents grow their talents and skills. Recently residents had the wonderful opportunity to take part in a production at the electric theatre and with the Godalming Jazz choir.”
The charity, recently rated as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, offers accommodation, support services, learning and training opportunities, as well as sports and leisure activities, that all help its clients achieve the lifestyle they wish for themselves.
The deputy Mayor for 2017/18 is Councillor Denise Le Gal.
Find out more about The Mayor of Waverley.