Agenda item

Announcements from the mayor, members of the cabinet or chief executive

To receive any announcements from the Mayor, members of the cabinet or the chief executive.


The Mayor


·  Announced that on 13 April he would be running in the London Marathon with a team of other people to raise funds for the Evelina Children's Hospital Appeal.  Councillor Lisa Rajan would also be running in the London Marathon for her chosen charity, Time and Talents.  The Mayor encouraged all to complete the sponsorship forms which were circulated at the meeting.


·  Welcomed new Borough Commander, Zander Gibson, to Southwark.


·  Took the opportunity to say a farewell to those members who were retiring from office.  He wished them well in their retirement.


The leader of the council, Councillor Peter John, also stood to say farewell to those members who would not be standing in the local elections in May.  He thanked them for their hard work and commitment to Southwark.


With sadness the Mayor announced the passing of


·  Ted Bowman.  Ted was a former chair of the Bermondsey Labour Party, he served as a trustee of borough market for four decades and chaired the North Southwark Community Development Group which contributed to the creation of Coin Street Community Builders.


·  The former Mayor of Southwark, Harold Young.  Harold was elected to represent Rotherhithe Ward in the 1970s and 1980s and was Mayor during the Queen's Silver Jubilee Year - 1977/78. 


There after, the meeting stood for a minute’s silence.