The Mayor announced that the first business of the meeting was the election of the Mayor for the ensuing Municipal Year.
It was moved by Councillor A.M. Lynch and seconded by Councillor Mrs R.S. Turner that Councillor Mrs D.A. Ross-Tomlin be elected Mayor for the ensuing Municipal Year.
There being no other nominations it was
RESOLVED that Councillor Mrs D.A. Ross-Tomlin be elected Mayor of the Borough of Reigate and Banstead for the Municipal Year 2018/19.
The retiring Mayor then vacated the Chair and the newly elected Mayor (Councillor Mrs D.A. Ross-Tomlin) made the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and returned thanks for her election.
Councillor Mrs R.S. Turner expressed the Council’s thanks and appreciation to the retiring Mayor (Councillor R.C. Newstead) and Mayoress (Mrs Newstead) for their services during the past Municipal Year.
The Mayor presented the outgoing Mayor with a medallion, denoting their past office, and a framed union flag, to acknowledge serving a third term of office as the Mayor of the Borough of Reigate and Banstead. The Mayor’s Consort (Mr Ross-Tomlin) presented the outgoing Mayoress with a badge of office, denoting their past office, and an engraved crystal bowl, to acknowledge serving a third term as Mayoress.
The outgoing Mayor responded.