Councillor Avtar Sandhu MBE elected as Mayor of Dartford
Councillor Avtar Sandhu MBE has been elected as Mayor of Dartford for the year 2014/15.
Councillor Sandhu became the 36th Mayor of the Borough at the Annual Meeting of the Council on 7 May 2014.
The Mayor has lived in Dartford for 45 years and has a longstanding interest in local issues. He has represented Newtown ward since his election to the Borough Council in 2011.
He will be supported by his wife Sukh as Mayoress. They are both looking forward to meeting local people and supporting local organisations and businesses during the coming year.
Councillor Sandhu is a trustee of the Kent Equality Cohesion Council, Temple Hill Trust and Kent People's Trust. He is also a governor at The Gateway Primary School and a member of the Patient Participation Group at Dartford East Health Centre. At the Council, he is vice-chairman of the Crime & Disorder (Overview & Scrutiny) Committee and sits on the Cabinet Advisory Panel B and Policy Overview Committee. Councillor Sandhu also represents the Council on the Council for Voluntary Service North West Kent.
The Mayor and Mayoress have two children. Their daughter runs her own business and their son works in the financial sector.
The Mayor has chosen 31 local charities to support this year and is aiming to raise money for them as well as increasing their profile in the Borough and beyond.
The Deputy Mayor will be Councillor Ian Armitt and he will be supported by his wife Lynne as Deputy Mayoress.
- See a list of the charities that the Mayor will support
- Mayor's Charity Totaliser
- Mayor of Dartford - role
- Mayor of Dartford's diary
You can contact the Mayor through:
Dartford Borough Council
Tel: 01322 343110
Fax: 01322 343660
Local residents are encouraged to get involved by following the Mayor on Twitter @MayorofDartford and Facebook www.facebook.com/mayorofdartford
Residents, local organisations and businesses can also request that the Mayor attends their event by calling 01322 343402 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Details of fundraising events for the Mayor's charities will be listed here when they become available. For more information about the Mayor's charity events contact Doreen Coleman on 01322 863730 or email email@example.com
Friday 17 April 2015, 5.30pm at Stone Lodge Indoor Bowls Club.
Enjoy a game of bowls and take part in the charity raffle. Licensed bar and free buffet available.
£10 per person. For tickets call Danny O'Brien on 07961 683320.
Charity Parachute Jump
The Mayor will be taking part in a sponsored tandem skydive on Saturday 25 April 2015 to raise money for his nominated charities. To make a donation, please send a cheque made payable to "Mayor of Dartford's Charity" to Carol Butcher, Civic Centre, Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent DA1 1DR.
Monday 4 May 2015, 12noon at JJ's Clay Shooting Club, Badgers Mount, Darenth Woods, near Bean
£10 per person. For information and booking call 07951 822015.
Thursday 21 May 2015, 7pm at Green Spice. More information to follow...