Rushmoor's new Mayor and Deputy Mayor have been chosen for the coming mayoral year.
Councillor John Marsh, who represents Farnborough’s Fernhill ward, is the new Mayor of Rushmoor for the 2022/23 year and Councillor Clive Grattan, who represents Farnborough’s Cherrywood ward, has been chosen as his deputy.
The appointments were unanimously approved at the Annual Council meeting held at Rushmoor Borough Council on Tuesday 24 May.
With nearly 50 years of service to the community of Rushmoor, Councillor Marsh has previously served as the Mayor in 1984/85, 2005/06 and 2006/07. He was also the Leader of Rushmoor Borough Council from 2001/02 to 2004/05.
Councillor Marsh said “It is still such an honour and a privilege for me to accept this role. Over the past couple of years, Covid has prevented many local events from being held, but I am delighted that many are now returning and that I will be able to represent Aldershot and Farnborough as the Mayor of Rushmoor.”
Councillor Marsh has selected two main charities for his mayoral year and will be fundraising for:
- Parity for Disability, which provides vital services to children and young adults with multiple disabilities
- Phyliss Tuckwell, which provides hospice care for adult patients, and their families, living with cancer or another terminal illness
He also hopes to support other events throughout the year such as the Rotary Club’s KidsOut.
In accepting the position, Councillor Marsh extended his thanks to outgoing Mayor, Bruce Thomas for the service he has given over the last year. Bruce Thomas was presented with an illuminated scroll and a past Mayor’s Badge and a Past Mayoress’ Badge to the outgoing Mayoress, Mrs Tracey Thomas.
Photo: Mayor of Rushmoor Councillor John Marsh with his son, Simon, and daughter-in-law, Angie.