At the annual council meeting last Thursday (May 24), Cllr Bob Wyatt MBE was elected to serve as Wokingham Borough Mayor, taking over from Cllr Dianne King. Cllr UllaKarin Clark will serve as his deputy.
Cllr Wyatt was elected as a councillor on the original Wokingham Borough Council in 1968 and since then has worked hard for homeless young people, helping to set up the young person’s hostel, Seaford Court in Wokingham and through his involvement with Caritas, the charity for young homeless. He also takes an active interest in improving services for carers in the borough and was appointed a Champion for Older People.
After being Deputy Mayor for two years, Cllr Wyatt is looking forward to the next year as Mayor.
“I feel privileged that my peers have entrusted me with this important role and I hope I can meet the expectations of our borough’s residents in this special Jubilee and Olympic year. I have big shoes to fill after Dianne’s departure and I look forward to being as useful as I can, to as many residents and organisations as possible.
"I have chosen the Link Visiting Scheme as my charity for the year. This wonderful local charity serves isolated and lonely elderly residents through their volunteers who give their time and friendship freely to those who need their help. I am looking forward to this exciting year!"