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Your Mayor

The Mayor will be elected by the Council annually to serve for a period of one municipal year. The Mayor is the Borough's first citizen and is an ambassador for Brentwood.

The Mayor

One of the main duties of the Mayor is to preside over meetings of Council and to ensure they are conducted in accordance with Brentwood's Constitution.

There are four main civic events which the Mayor is invited to attend
•Civic Service held in a local church
•Remembrance Day service and parade
•Civic Carol Service
•Civic Dinner and the presentation of Civic Awards

This years Mayor is Councillor Noelle Hones. The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Will Russell.

On the 18th May 2016, Councillor Noelle Hones was appointed as the Mayor for Brentwood by the Brentwood Borough Council's Annual Council. Noelle is Brentwood's 25th Mayor and she replaces Councillor Mark Reed.

Born and brought up in Basildon, she was the youngest of five children and was educated at St Anne Line Primary School in Basildon and La Sainte Union Convent School for Girls in Grays.

She left school aged 16 and went to work in the City for JP Morgan Bank. After 12 years at the firm she rose to the position of Assistant Vice President heading the Administrative Support Team for the Interest Rate Swap Traders. She stayed at the bank until leaving to start a family and decided that being a full time mum was the best career move she ever made.

Her eldest son Matthew was born in New York in February 1990 while they were living in America. Before he was born, Noelle was working temporarily for the New York Cooking School in Greenwich Village as a receptionist. They then returned to live in Fryerning in 1992 and Noelle had two more sons, George and Oliver, who were born in 1993 and 1995 respectively.

Noelle now lives in Ingatestone with her husband Jon and their two yellow Labradors, Sonny and Lucy.

She was elected to Brentwood Borough Council to represent Ingatestone, Fryerning and Mountnessing in 2007.

During her time as a Councillor for the rural ward, Councillor Hones has worked with Parish Councils, community groups and volunteers for the good of the villages. She feels there was a wonderful sense of community in Brentwood and she and her husband Jon are particularly looking forward to meeting the unsung heroes of the voluntary sector and those that represent the Armed Services.

Her chosen charities reflect two things that are dear to her heart - children and animals, and so she is delighted to be supporting the following three charities:

Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary, which cares for old, neglected and abused animals – not just horses but sheep, goats, donkeys and Shetland ponies amongst other animals. It costs a small fortune to give these abandoned animals care to the end of their days, with feed, veterinary bills, staff costs and building maintenance. There are between 30 – 40 volunteers who give their time to provide care and sanctuary for the hundreds of unwanted and traumatised animals and to organise open days so that visitors can come and see the animals.

The Mayor’s second charity is Brentwood-based Georgia’s Teenage Cancer Appeal (GTCA) which improves the lives of children and young adults in Essex who are suffering from cancer and other life threatening and life limiting conditions. They provide laptops to help teenagers continue their education, cover travel costs of regular visits to London hospitals, or days out to Legoland to bring families together. GTCA does whatever it can to make their lives a little better. The charity also provides a CLIC Sargent social care team member to work directly with families in the South Essex area. To date GTCA has funded many projects at Queen’s Hospital in Romford, including a sensory room on Tropical Lagoon Children’s ward, a complimentary therapy room on the oncology day unit and the Georgia Cordery Teenage and Young Adult corner in the Sunflower suite.

Her third charity is Christy Hall Charitable Trust, which is a village hall in Ingatestone that is the headquarters of the local Scouts, Guides, Cubs, Beavers and Brownies. Scouting and Girl Guiding shows all that is best about our young people – learning useful skills and serving the local community.

Committee Appointments
Audit & Scrutiny Committee

Attending Events
To request the Mayor’s attendance at your upcoming function or event, please click on the link below and complete the booking form. Any such applications should be made at least two weeks in advance of the date of the function / event. A member of the Governance and Member Support Team will then contact you in due course regarding your application.
Mayors Online booking Form

Contact Information
Brentwood Borough Council, Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AY. Tel: 01277 312741 Email: mayors.secretary@brentwood.gov.uk

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