Search

‘Honoured’ future mayor of Redbridge hoping to use teaching experience in role

13:23 09 January 2013

Cllr Felicity Banks

Cllr Felicity Banks

Archant

The next Mayor of Redbridge is hoping to use her experience of teaching in her new role.

Roding councillor Felicity Banks said she hopes to meet the borough’s students and pupils.

She added: “I began teaching in Redbridge before it was even Redbridge.

“After the first year of teaching the area ceased to be Essex and became Redbridge so I’ve been around the area from the start.

“I do want to visit schools, especially primary schools as that was my field, but in truth I am anticipating all the work that comes from being mayor and I hope that I can do the borough proud.”

Cllr Banks was elected to the council in 1998 and has been on the regulatory committee, Redbridge Music Service panel and was deputy mayor from May 2010 to May 2011.

She said: “I was highly delighted and highly honoured to be nominated for mayor.

“I had a fantastic year as deputy mayor and I’m looking forward to meeting the people of Redbridge, especially the volunteers and all those people that work hard to make the borough what it is.”

The Liberal Democrat councillor will take over from the current Mayor, Cllr Muhammed Javed, in May.

0 comments

Latest Ilford News Stories

38 minutes ago
Terry McBride, inset, tried to rape a woman by the lake in Valentines Park, Ilford, on Valentine's Day. Picture: Met Police; Steve Plastow/Citizenside.com

A man who attempted to rape a woman on Valentine’s Day in an Ilford park in broad daylight has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

The skips lying in the road after falling from the lorry transporting them.  Photo credit: Highways England

There are heavy delays on the North Circular after a lorry load of skips fell into the road earlier this afternoon.

12:17
A large crowd gathered to watch the man on the roof. Picture: @HamadIsaac

A man will appear in court next month after climbing onto the roof of Stratford train station during rush hour.

Bryn Jones Dream Doors head office, Esther Piedra, Redbridge Mayor Cllr Gurdial Bhamra, Viny Suarez, Bill Owen, Dream Doors head office. Picture: Paul Allen

Redbridge Mayor Cllr Gurdial Bhamra cut the ribbon to unveil a new kitchen shop in the borough.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

VW Golf Estate

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now