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Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Glen Lambert is set to be the new mayor of Henley.
The IT developer was made mayor-elect at a town council meeting yesterday (Tuesday).
His deputy will be fellow HRG councillor Ken Arlett and they will officially take over at the mayor-making ceremony on May 14.
Cllr Lambert, a father-of-two from Greys Road, was elected as a councillor alongside Cllr Arlett at a by-election in May.
He was proposed as mayor-elect by Councillor Sarah Miller and seconded by Councillor Ian Reissmann.
Cllr Miller said: “Many people probably don’t know Glen very well. He doesn’t seek the limelight but he’s very active under the radar and behind the scenes.
“This council has elected a number of different mayors and all have worked hard for the town and brought their own particular skills to the table.
“Glen is passionate about Henley, is a strong community player and above all does the right thing.”
Cllr Arlett, who is a founder member of HRG, previously served as mayor in 1991 before standing down in 2007 to concentrate on his work as a builder and other business interests.
He was proposed as deputy mayor-elect by Councillor Jane Smewing.
She said: “Ken has a wealth of experience as a former mayor and councillor at both town and district.
“He and Glen will make a great team.”
Both Cllr Lambert and Cllr Arlett received six votes for their roles, with none against and four abstentions.
For the full story see this week’s Henley Standard.
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