Released on 17 May 2012
Councillor Bruce Mansell was chosen as Surrey Heath's 40th Mayor at the Borough Council's Annual Meeting yesterday (Wednesday 16 May). He was first elected to represent the people of Frimley in 2003 and has served on the Standards and Planning Committees and was Chairman of the External Partnerships Scrutiny Committee from 2005 to 2011. In 2011/12 he was appointed Chairman of the Licensing Committee and the Deputy Mayor.
Councillor Mansell has lived in Frimley for 56 years and prior to retiring in 1996 worked for a major Bank in the City. He is married to Rosemary, who will support him as Mayoress in his mayoral duties. They have two sons and two grandchildren.
For this Mayoral year the Mayor will be raising money for the Frimley Children's Centre and hopes to raise enough money to purchase a Dinosaur Pediatric Examination Table. This will hopefully take some of the fear away from children when they have to visit the hospital.
The new Mayor said: "I am extremely honoured to become Mayor and hope to be invited to many local events. I would like to help increase the profiles of local community groups and businesses; another aim is to hopefully assist in promoting industry within our splendid borough."
This year's Deputy Mayor is Councillor Beverley Harding. She has lived in Surrey Heath for over 21 years and has been a Borough Councillor for the Parkside ward for the past five years. She has served on the External Partnerships Committee, Leisure and Environment Committee, Joint Staff Committee, Licensing Committee and Planning Committee, where she has been Vice Chairman.