The new Mayor of Dartford, Councillor Rosanna Currans, was elected at the Annual Council meeting on 24 May 2023.
Councillor Currans was first elected to Dartford Borough Council in 2014 and has previously served as Mayor twice, in 2017/18 and 2021/22. Councillor Currans was born in London and has been a Dartford and Brent Ward resident for over 35 years. She is married and has three sons and three grandsons.
Councillor Currans is now retired but had an assortment of jobs over the years including treading the boards, circus girl, bar maid and secretarial work interspersed with bringing up children. Her last job was as the Office Manager for Wimpey Construction Management on what became known as Bellmarsh Prison in Woolwich.
Councillor Currans’ interest in local affairs was sparked by the four day power cut in Dartford in 2009. She felt affronted by the meagre offer of compensation from EDF and decided to mount a campaign to secure proper recompense for the inconvenience caused to residents. This was ultimately successful and led to increased compensation payments and a generous donation from EDF for the benefit of the community in general. Councillor Currans began taking more of an interest in local affairs and this led to her election as a councillor for Brent Ward following a by-election in November 2014. Since that time Councillor Currans has served on many committees and was the Lead Member for matters relating to the Town Centre until January 2022 and was Lead Member for Charities & Voluntary Organisations in 2022/23.
Councillor Currans is a member of the Dartford LIONS and the Friends of Hesketh Park and visits various charities in Dartford in addition to her other duties as a councillor.
Outside of the Council Councillor Currans’ main interests are her family, reading, lunching, meeting people, helping constituents with their problems, and watching Australian soap operas.
Councillor Currans will be supported in her role by Mrs Corinna Bailey.
At the same Council meeting Councillor Andy Lloyd was appointed as the new Deputy Mayor of Dartford and Mrs Diane Lloyd as the Deputy Mayoress.
The Mayor’s Charity Appeal for 2023-24 will support 3 charities: Home-Start, Healthy Living Centre Dartford, Dartford Lions and the Lantern Community Centre Appeal.
You can contact the Mayor through:
Dartford Borough Council
Tel: 01322 343402
Online contact: Contact the Mayoral Support Team
Residents, local organisations and businesses can also request that the Mayor attends their event by completing and returning the Mayoral Engagement Form. If you have any queries please call Carol Butcher on 01322 343402 or Online contact: Contact the Mayoral Support Team