Farmer will be Windsor and Maidenhead's new mayor

Farmer will be Windsor and Maidenhead's new mayor

Sonia Kapur

Farmer will be Windsor and Maidenhead's new mayor

Colin Rayner

A farmer has been announced as the new mayor for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

After a year as deputy mayor, Cllr Colin Rayner (Con, Horton and Wraysbury), has been announced as mayor for the borough.

His appointment comes in one of the most high profile years in the borough's history. He will perform ceremonial roles to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic and Paralympic Games at Eton Dorney.

The announcement was made at a meeting last night and he will take over from Cllr Asghar Majeed who comes to the end of his official year in May.

Cllr Rayner who lives in Horton, farms about 2,500 acres within the borough including at Burchetts Green, Cox Green, Cookham Dean, Datchet, Horton and Sunningdale. He has three children - 14-year-old triplets Alice, Isabelle and Victoria. His wife Samantha will be the mayoress.

Andrew Jenner

Cllr Rayner paid tribute to the outgoing mayor, Cllr Majeed, for his tireless charity work and commitment to bringing people together.

Cllr Andrew Jenner (Con, Riverside), who owns Jenner's Cafe in Ray Mead Road, Maidenhead, was nominated as deputy mayor. He has three children - Kirsty, Kylie and Aaron. His wife Julia will be the deputy mayoress.

Both will be officially appointed at the council’s annual meeting on Tuesday, May 22, in the Desborough Suite of the Town Hall.

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