Mayor announced for Dartford
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 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
EventsDetails 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
Charity Clay Pigeon Shooting
Have a great time with friends at this fun event!
Monday 25 August from 12noon
Venue: JJ's Clay Shooting Club, Badgers Mount, Darenth Woods, near Bean, Dartford Kent
Contact: 07951 822015
Blockbuster the Musical - exclusive ticket offer for opening night
Thursday 11 September
Venue: The Orchard Theatre, Dartford
Price: £15* promo code: BLOCK15M
Enter the code when booking online or quote when calling the ticket office.
*Offer is subject to availability and cannot be claimed against tickets already purchased or used in conjunction with any other ticket offer or promotion.
Contact: www.orchardtheatre.co.uk or call 01322 220000
Charity Chinese Night
Enjoy traditional Chinese cuisine and socialise with friends
Tuesday 16 September, 7.30pm for 8.15pm
Venue: Twin Noodle Bar, Copperfields Shopping Centre, 3-4 Spital Street, Dartford DA1 2DE
Tickets are £18.50 each. Contact Doreen Coleman on 01322 863730 to book
Enjoy a great night out and make & enjoy at least three cocktails!
Friday 19 September, 7.30pm to 9pm
Venue: Amar Hall, 21 East Hill, Dartford DA1 1RX
Tickets are £20 each. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your tickets
Charity Crayford Dogs Race Night
Three course meal, greyhound racing, bar & betting services
Friday 26 September, arrival 6.30pm-7pm, serving & race 7.30pm-10.30pm
Venue: Crayford Greyhound Stadium, Stadium Way, Crayford, Kent DA1 4HR
Tickets: £30 per person. Advance booking essential. Contact email@example.com
Races are also available to sponsor at £100 per race and includes a trophy with your company name and a photo with the winning greyhound.