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Councillor Ian Armitt elected as Mayor of Dartford

Image of Councillor Ian ArmittCouncillor Ian Armitt has been elected as Mayor of Dartford for the year 2015/16.

Councillor Armitt became the 37th Mayor of the Borough at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Wednesday 27 May 2015.

He was first elected to the Borough Council in 2003 and has a longstanding interest in local politics and the community. He has lived in Wilmington for thirty-one years.

Councillor Armitt was Mayor of Dartford in 2005/6 and 2008/9 and is only the second Dartford Borough Councillor to have been accorded the honour of holding the position three times.

He will be supported by his wife Lynne as Mayoress and she too is looking forward to what promises to be a rewarding and interesting year.

Together, the Mayor and Mayoress intend to focus on the development of Dartford Town Centre, promote the arts and seek to interest local schools in aspects of local government and civic pride.

The Mayor is also a Darenth Parish Councillor. Having been first elected in 2003, he is the current Vice-Chairman of the Council and Webmaster for the Parish website.

Councillor Armitt is a Governor of Darenth Community Primary School as well as being Vice-Chairman of Dartford Borough Council's Development Control Board, Chairman of the Cabinet Advisory Panel B and a Member of the Licensing Committee.

The Mayor and Mayoress have two daughters, Nicola and Kirsty. Nicola is an author now living with her husband Corey in Australia whilst Kirsty is about to complete her training as a primary school teacher and begins her teaching career at Oakfield Community Primary School in September. Kirsty lives with her partner Will in Sidcup.

The Mayor and the Mayoress enjoy the theatre and are enthusiastic supporters of The Orchard Theatre. They are greatly looking forward to attending performances at the Outdoor Theatre in Central Park. The Mayor and Mayoress are members of a number of local groups and enjoy participating in the many organised activities and outings.

The Deputy Mayor will be Councillor John Burrell and he will be supported by his wife Eija as Deputy Mayoress.

You can contact the Mayor through:

Mayoral Support
Dartford Borough Council
Tel: 01322 343110
Fax: 01322 343660
Online contact: Online form

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 completing and returning the Mayoral Engagement Form PDF, 106.68 KB. If you have any queries please call Carol Butcher on 01322 343402 or Online contact: Online form


Details of fundraising events for the Mayor's charities will be listed here when they become available.

Quiz Night - Friday 23rd October

The Mayor & Mayoress of Dartford, Councillor Ian & Mrs Lynne Armitt, invite you to a Quiz Night on Friday 23rd October 2015 at 7.30pm for an 8pm start at Wilmington Grammar School for Boys, Common Lane, Wilmington.

Teams of six - but if you cannot get a team together please still book in as teams can be formed on the night.

£5 per person (bring your own food & drinks)

To book please contact Patsy Thurlow on 01322 862060

Fashion Show courtesy of Bonmarché - Wednesday 4th November

The Mayor & Mayoress of Dartford invite you to a Fashion Show courtesy of Bonmarché on Wednesday 4th November 2015 at 7.30pm at Oakfield Park Pavilion, off Carsington Gardens, Wilmington DA1 2SS

£6.00 per person – Free drink on arrival

Book early by contacting Sue Martin on 01322 272996

Save the date for the following events! More details will be available soon!

  • Charity Bowls Match - 21 August 2015
  • Afternoon Tea - 2 September 2015
  • Jafflong Indian Meal - 8 September 2015
  • Quiz Night - 23 October 2015
  • Greyhound Racing - 24 October 2015
  • Bon Marché Fashion Show - 4 November 2015
  • Longfield Academy Telescope Bistro - 12 November 2015
  • 60s Night - 21 November 2015
  • Chinese Night at Twin - 25 November 2015
  • Race Night - 23 January 2016
  • Cabaret Night - 28 February 2016
  • SLOG (Swanley Light Opera Group) Show - 12 March 2016
  • Fashion Show - 16 March 2016
  • Spring Ball - 15 April 2016

Dates to be confirmed:

  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Quiz Night
  • Green Spice
  • Charity Night at The Bird in Hand
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