11:55AM, Wednesday 12 December 2012
The Royal Borough has nominated the councillors set to be mayor and deputy mayor in 2013-14.
After a year as deputy, Andrew Jenner has been nominated mayor-elect to succeed Colin Rayner, who comes to the end of his official year in May, and John Lenton as deputy mayor-elect.
Normally announced in the spring, the nominees have been revealed early because of Cllr Jenner’s position as a magistrate, which does not allow the father-of-three to sit on the bench in an area where he is the first citizen.
It means he must apply several months ahead of his potential election as mayor for special dispensation to take a year away from his magistrate’s duties.
Cllr Jenner, who represents the Riverside ward, run Jenners Riverside Cafe in Ray Mead Road, Maidenhead, and is president of the Starfish Swimming Club, which he helped found at the Magnet Leisure Centre, for children with disabilities.
He is also president of Maidenhead Sea Cadets, a former chairman of Maidenhead Carnival and twice past president of the local chamber of commerce.
"We are fortunate to live in the borough where volunteering is second nature to so many people," he said.
"During my year as mayor I look forward to meeting even more of them and, wherever possible, using the office to raise awareness and appreciation of their work."
Cllr Lenton was elected to represent Horton and Wraysbury ward in 2007 and has served the community in a number of leading roles.
The new mayor and deputy will be formally elected at the council’s annual meeting on May 21.
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