The Mayor of Waverley, Councillor Penny Rivers held her annual civic service on Sunday 2 July 2023 at St. John’s Church in Farncombe. The service celebrated the inauguration of the new Mayor who was elected earlier this year.
She was joined at the ceremony by local charities, Mayors from Farnham, Haslemere, Runnymede and Spelthorne and Consort of Waverley, Councillor Paul Rivers. Accompanying them, the wonderful sound of the Godalming band.
The Mayor of Waverley will hold her post for one year, attending a wide variety of engagements, acting as an ambassador for the council, and chairing council meetings. Councillor Penny Rivers will also help to raise money for two mayoral charities during her tenure - The Meath epilepsy charity supporting people with complex epilepsy, and Skillway, training and motivating young people in practical skills.
Mayor of Waverley, Councillor Penny Rivers said, “It was a real honour to be able to hold this service and I am grateful to all those who attended and helped make it such a special day”.
She added, “I’d like to raise as much money as I can for both of my nominated charities during my year as Mayor. I also plan to help other charities, good causes and appeals. I want to do as much as I can to support the people of Waverley, especially during this cost-of-living crisis. It’s been an amazing spring and early summer seeing the fantastic community spirit across our borough and I look forward to meeting more residents, businesses, and organisations throughout the year.”
More information about the Mayor’s role is available at Waverley Borough Council website. You can also follow the Mayor of Waverley on twitter @MayorWaverley.