A new Mayor for Havering has been appointed following the Annual Council meeting on Wednesday 18 May.
Conservative Councillor Philippa Crowder, who represents Pettits Ward, was elected to be Mayor of Havering for 2016/17 having served the last year as Deputy Mayor, She was first elected in 2014.
Councillor John Crowder, her husband, will be her consort for the year.
Upminster East Havering Resident’s Group Councillor Linda Van den Hende was elected Deputy Mayor.
She was first elected to Havering Council in 2006 and will be joined by her husband, Mr Laurence Chalk, as her consort for the
Councillor Philippa Crowder said: “I have discovered a lot about Havering whilst Deputy Mayor and look forward to my year in office and in particular continuing to meet so many local people and voluntary organisations”.
The new Mayor has chosen Havering Voluntary Support Group for Diabetes as her chosen charity.