Having just elected a new Mayor of London we now come to the new Mayor of Redbridge, elected at yesterday’s Full Council by fellow councillors.
This is not a political position. It is a civic position, the Mayor being our First Citizen representing us at functions etc and chairing Full Council meetings. The Mayor also gets to ride around in a chauffer driven car, wear a big necklace and a heavy red robe with furry trimmings.
The Bhamra’s Beat charities for the coming year are, the Healthy Living Project, Disabled Asian Women's Network, Vibrance & Redbridge Giving Tree. He will also be setting up a Mayor's Hardship Fund
The Deputy Mayor is Cllr Zulfiqar Hussain