July 30 2014 Latest news:
Harry Kemble, Reporter
Monday, June 16, 2014
The departing Mayor of Redbridge has called it “a privilege and honour” to serve the people of Redbridge as a councillor and mayor for the past 16 years.
Felicity Banks, who is retiring from politics, raised nearly £75,000 for charity Hopes and Dreams during her year of mayorship.
In a statement, she said: “It has been a privilege and honour to serve the people of Redbridge for the past 16 years and as mayor for 2013/14.
“It has been truly inspiring, meeting the many volunteers who give their time and do so much for the people of Redbridge.
Cllr Banks pointed to Redbridge Schools Choral Festival at The Royal Albert Hall as “the highlight of my year”.
“As chair of the advisory panel and as mayor it was an honour to listen to the music, having a favourite piece of music played specially for me,” she added.
“As I retire from politics I have so many happy memories to look back on. Thank you to everyone in Redbridge for the honour.”
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