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New mayor inaugurated in Royal Greenwich

Councillor Peter Brooks was officially installed as the new Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich on May 24 at a ceremony held in the Chapel at the Old Royal Naval College.  

Councillor Christine May will serve as the new Deputy Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
 
The Mayor’s chosen charities are the Woolwich Garrison Church Trust and Wide Horizons, The Adventure Learning Charity.
 
Councillor Peter Brooks said: “I am honoured to accept the position of Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich for the coming municipal year. 
“I am particularly proud to act as an ambassador for Royal Greenwich as I have lived in the borough my whole life. I look forward to doing everything from meeting residents and visitors to chairing Full Council meetings and representing the borough.
 
“My two chosen charities are very worthy causes and I hope to raise as much money as possible to further their good work.” 
 
Peter worked full-time as an electrician and telephone engineer before joining the council almost two decades ago. He was Deputy Leader from 2002 to 2014 and during this time his achievements include creating a regeneration strategy for the borough, maximising investment from the London 2012 Olympic Games, overseeing the modernisation of Council services and helping improve employment prospects for local young people.
 
Peter is a trustee, chair and director for several decision making bodies and is chair of governors at a local primary school. 

He enjoys fishing and cycling and is married with two children and three grandchildren.
 
For more information on the current mayor of Royal Greenwich and pictures of the inauguration, please visit: www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/mayor