There is a new Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Janet Mote, who was sworn in last night (Thursday 26 May) at a special ‘mayor making ceremony’ at Harrow Civic Centre.
The ceremony took place at the annual full Harrow Council meeting, she was handed the chain and robe, officially marking the start of her Mayoralty.
Mrs Anne Moore, will be the Mayoress of Harrow, and the new Mayor Cllr Janet Mote will be escorted by her two sons and daughter. Cllr Ramji Chauhan was chosen to be the Deputy Mayor.
The new Mayor, Cllr Janet Mote, has been a councillor for 20 years and takes over the reins as Mayor from Cllr Ghazanfar Ali who was congratulated for his duties over the past 12 months.
Cllr Mote served as cabinet member for children’s services in 2006-2010. She has always had compassion and dedication to help young people – having previously been a teacher and carer, and this is one of the reasons why one of her two chosen charities is Harrow Young Carers.
Her second chosen charity for her mayoral year is Northwick Park Hospital Dialysis and Renal Centre who looked after her late husband and former Cllr Chris Mote so well.
The Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Janet Mote said: “It’s an honour to be the first citizen of Harrow. My Mayoral theme for the year is love and respect – living, working in Harrow and the environment.
“My two charities are Harrow Young Carers and Northwick Park Hospital Dialysis and Renal Centre – both close to my heart and they do a fantastic job in supporting some of our vulnerable residents. I hope you will support them during my mayoral year.
“I’d like to thank the outgoing mayor Cllr Ghazanfar Ali who despite the challenges of the pandemic has done a great job in bringing communities together and celebrating the great work done in the community.
“I am looking forward to continuing the great work and meet many of our residents and communities who play a huge role in making Harrow a great place to live and work.”
Outgoing Mayor, Cllr Ghazanfar Ali, said: “My first few months were dominated by Covid. But during my time, I have been involved in many community events.
I have met so many good people and organisations that bring the Harrow community together.
“Our work has raised almost £12,000 for good causes. I hope the incoming Mayor continues to this good work for Harrow.”
Source: Harrow Council